1. It Is Not Marriage
Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses.
The promoters of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children.
Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing.
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2. It Violates Natural Law
Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.
Natural law’s most elementary precept is that “good is to be done and pursued, and evil is to be avoided.” By his natural reason, man can perceive what is morally good or bad for him. Thus, he can know the end or purpose of each of his acts and how it is morally wrong to transform the means that help him accomplish an act into the act’s purpose.
Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality.
Being rooted in human nature, natural law is universal and immutable. It applies to the entire human race, equally. It commands and forbids consistently, everywhere and always. Saint Paul taught in the Epistle to the Romans that the natural law is inscribed on the heart of every man. (Rom. 2:14-15)
3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother
It is in the child’s best interests that he be raised under the influence of his natural father and mother. This rule is confirmed by the evident difficulties faced by the many children who are orphans or are raised by a single parent, a relative, or a foster parent.
The unfortunate situation of these children will be the norm for all children of a same-sex “marriage.” A child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. He will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him. He will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role model.
Same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interests.
4. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle
In the name of the “family,” same-sex “marriage” serves to validate not only such unions but the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender variants.
Civil laws are structuring principles of man’s life in society. As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They externally shape the life of society, but also profoundly modify everyone’s perception and evaluation of forms of behavior.
Legal recognition of same-sex “marriage” would necessarily obscure certain basic moral values, devalue traditional marriage, and weaken public morality.
5. It Turns a Moral Wrong into a Civil Right
Homosexual activists argue that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue similar to the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
This is false.
First of all, sexual behavior and race are essentially different realities. A man and a woman wanting to marry may be different in their characteristics: one may be black, the other white; one rich, the other poor; or one tall, the other short. None of these differences are insurmountable obstacles to marriage. The two individuals are still man and woman, and thus the requirements of nature are respected.
Same-sex “marriage” opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless of their race, wealth, stature, erudition or fame, will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility.
Secondly, inherited and unchangeable racial traits cannot be compared with non-genetic and changeable behavior. There is simply no analogy between the interracial marriage of a man and a woman and the “marriage” between two individuals of the same sex.
6. It Does Not Create a Family but a Naturally Sterile Union
Traditional marriage is usually so fecund that those who would frustrate its end must do violence to nature to prevent the birth of children by using contraception. It naturally tends to create families.
On the contrary, same-sex “marriage” is intrinsically sterile. If the “spouses” want a child, they must circumvent nature by costly and artificial means or employ surrogates. The natural tendency of such a union is not to create families.
Therefore, we cannot call a same-sex union marriage and give it the benefits of true marriage.
7. It Defeats the State’s Purpose of Benefiting Marriage
One of the main reasons why the State bestows numerous benefits on marriage is that by its very nature and design, marriage provides the normal conditions for a stable, affectionate, and moral atmosphere that is beneficial to the upbringing of children—all fruit of the mutual affection of the parents. This aids in perpetuating the nation and strengthening society, an evident interest of the State.
Homosexual “marriage” does not provide such conditions. Its primary purpose, objectively speaking, is the personal gratification of two individuals whose union is sterile by nature. It is not entitled, therefore, to the protection the State extends to true marriage.
8. It Imposes Its Acceptance on All Society
By legalizing same-sex “marriage,” the State becomes its official and active promoter. The State calls on public officials to officiate at the new civil ceremony, orders public schools to teach its acceptability to children, and punishes any state employee who expresses disapproval.
In the private sphere, objecting parents will see their children exposed more than ever to this new “morality,” businesses offering wedding services will be forced to provide them for same-sex unions, and rental property owners will have to agree to accept same-sex couples as tenants.
In every situation where marriage affects society, the State will expect Christians and all people of good will to betray their consciences by condoning, through silence or act, an attack on the natural order and Christian morality.
9. It Is the Cutting Edge of the Sexual Revolution
In the 1960s, society was pressured to accept all kinds of immoral sexual relationships between men and women. Today we are seeing a new sexual revolution where society is being asked to accept sodomy and same-sex “marriage.”
If homosexual “marriage” is universally accepted as the present step in sexual “freedom,” what logical arguments can be used to stop the next steps of incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and other forms of unnatural behavior? Indeed, radical elements of certain “avant garde” subcultures are already advocating such aberrations.
The railroading of same-sex “marriage” on the American people makes increasingly clear what homosexual activist Paul Varnell wrote in the Chicago Free Press:
“The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people’s view of homosexuality.”
10. It Offends God
This is the most important reason. Whenever one violates the natural moral order established by God, one sins and offends God. Same-sex “marriage” does just this. Accordingly, anyone who professes to love God must be opposed to it.
Marriage is not the creature of any State. Rather, it was established by God in Paradise for our first parents, Adam and Eve. As we read in the Book of Genesis: “God created man in His image; in the Divine image he created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them, saying: ‘Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.’” (Gen. 1:28-29)
The same was taught by Our Savior Jesus Christ: “From the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife.” (Mark 10:6-7).
Genesis also teaches how God punished Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality: “The Lord rained down sulphurous fire upon Sodom and Gomorrah. He overthrew those cities and the whole Plain, together with the inhabitants of the cities and the produce of the soil.” (Gen. 19:24-25)
1. It Is Marriage
Whether one likes it or not, marriage is a constitutional right. NOT an enforcement of the Bible. Without a piece of paper from the government and marriage license, you are not legally married. So throwing in that it is not marriage is just a blunt fact that the government has yet to recognize it in all states. It may not be marriage to your god and your laws, but the religion you are referring to has 2,000 branches and millions of believers. Who is one to describe the whole meaning of the bible other than God?
Marriage is that of two people who love one another. Who is anybody to tell another that they could not possibly love another consensual human being more than that of another heterosexual relationship. By the way, divorce is at a much higher rate that any homosexual relationship.
2. It IS Natural
If you were to research science of any kind, you could see how a man and a woman are sexually stimulated. Seeing as gay sex is nottraditionalsex, as said by people like this group, it is actually just as, or even more, sexually stimulating and pleasurable.
And by the facts stated in this paragraph, if I feel as if it is wrong and corrupt I should know. Yet, every time I am held by my boyfriend and kiss him, I feel nothing but love. So maybe it’s just they way one is raised.. oh wait, I was raised with moral christian views. So there really is no reason behind this absolutely ridiculous claim stated as ‘fact’.
3. Two Loving Parents Is Better Than None
I am not going to even justify this. It’s a ridiculous claim. How many children are denied a real mother or father? How many relationships end in divorce or abuse? How on Earth is having two loving parents and a stable relationship going to damage a child? We as human beings only put subjective on others because people like you tell them that they will go to hell if they do not. “Judge not Les ye be judged.” Sound familiar?
4. Homosexuals Exist
The never-ending fight to getting the institution of marriage recognized to same sex couples should be your main concerned. Once it becomes a part of everyday life style there will not be so much media on it anymore. So that would end ‘promotion’ of it.
There really isn’t an argument on this because every one of the statements claimed are running together with the same claim of it being ‘immoral’.
5. Race vs Orientation?
This is absolutely ridiculous. Any form of restriction on rights have to do with EVERY American. Whether you choose to exclude them or not. African Americans were not considered people at one point. But see what time and open-mindedness may cause? if today’s generation is ready to accept black americans through all their struggles and hardships in the past they should be ready to accept homosexuals. People said that blacks were not morally stable and did not have souls. You are just a modern repeat of those same concepts towards homosexuality.
It just seems that “Christianity” needs to argue against something everyday.
Who says all want children? And who said all would use a surrogate? Adoption is a great example of showing effort to being a parent. Not only that, putting all that money into a surrogate may seem ridiculous, but does that not show how dedicated they are into taking care of that child? I thought the main source of the bible was love. Guess I was wrong.
Also, that stating of fertility must play a part of a marriage, what about sterile women and men? Are they not committing a sin by the standards the Christian church sets out for marriage?
7. Normality? We Have Real Problems
If The constitution was united, why are our people being treated differently? That’s the REAL constitutional problem. REAL issues exist. Hunger, health care, the national debt.. why are all the efforts into preventing the start of a union between two men or women? It’s ridiculous. We are the melting pot of society yet individualism is being suppressed and supported to bring down because of ‘normality’. Who in the hell authorized you to describe ‘normality’?
8. Growth Needs To Happen
Showing children to accept and love every human being is what Jesus himself promoted. From the brief time the lord was on this Earth, do you really think he wasted his time promoting the statements you are? Even if he did, it wasn’t important enough to be put into his section of the bible.
Love thy brother and rebuke thy sin! You should take your own advice.
9. I’m Tired
I don’t even need to promote your stupidity on this one. Here let me just repeat. “Sodemn and Gomorrah has nothing to do with homosexuals. It has to do with rape. Not only that, it was a story of how the two daughters reproduced by mating with their father. Wow. Promote that.”
10. Are You God?
It offends God. Okay. Go ask him. And don’t point at the scripture because that was written by man. Not by the Lord himself. Go ask him what he thinks. Don’t say you know either. It’s so typical that people think they know. Unless you speak to God himself and he tells you to tell me that I am an abomination, please for the love that is whole and mighty, shut your mouth. Nobody knows exactly what god says or thinks so let him decide. If he wanted the judgement to be passed by mortals he would have put you in charge of the rapture. Thank you, and good day.