October 24, 2012 · By Bob Ellis · 4 Comments
The National Organization for Marriage has a great new video out on what marriage, means, why it is important, and why it should not be counterfeited.
The truths it brings out are so common-sense, that most people didn’t even consciously think of them 20 years ago or more. Unfortunately, in our upside-down, morally-adrift, feeling-rather-than-thinking society, we have reached the point where things must be explained in painstaking detail to those who would rather take the easy path than do what is right.
Marriage, in its most basic civic essence, is about the perpetuation and stabilization of society. Love is extremely important to a marriage, but marriage isn’t about love or an expression of love. It serves not only a personal purpose involving the husband and wife, but a critical civic and biological purpose that can only be fulfilled by the committed union of a man and a woman.
The example is made that society promotes police work, permits most occupations, and prohibits the “occupation” of dealing drugs. Why? Because dealing drugs harms society while police work benefits society.
In the same way, a healthy society promotes marriage, permits most relationships, but prohibits incest and pedophilia. Again, these last behaviors harm society.
Counterfeit marriage provides absolutely zero benefits for society. In fact it hurts society.
It counterfeits and thus devalues real marriage, which in turn harms the stability of society’s families. Marriage is a unique and committed relationship that produces society’s next generation. Marriage provides a table, balanced and healthy environment for raising that next generation of society. When we allow marriage to be counterfeited, the real thing loses its unique value, so couples will no longer see the value in it, which will lead to more broken homes and more children born out of wedlock…which will lead to more poverty and developmental issues and more problems for society.
Counterfeit marriage, if it does involve children through adoption (the only way a counterfeit marriage can involve children), deliberately robs children of either a mother or father. Children need both in the home to observe appropriate gender roles and behaviors, as well as modeling of how males and females should work together in a cooperative and complimentary fashion. Mothers and fathers are NOT interchangeable, nor is either of them dispensable.
Religious freedom is also quashed when counterfeit marriage is promoted by government. We have already been seeing around the world and here in the United States how religious liberty is being forced by government to bow in obeisance to the homosexual agenda. More examples continue to pile up every day. Two conflicting, contradictory moral codes cannot peacefully coexist in the same society; one must naturally dominate while the other must submit. The Judeo-Christian moral code was at the foundation of the United States, and has been its moral foundation for more than 200 years. It recognizes that homosexual behavior is immoral, and that marriage can only be formed by a man and a woman. It, and the moral code which says you can screw whomever in whatever manner you want, cannot exist side by side in the same society…and the Left is intent on forcing the Judeo-Christian moral code to bow in submission to the homosexual agenda.
It is not a plaything for sexual anarchists, nor is it a tool to lend a false air of legitimacy to an unnatural, immoral and dangerous sexual behavior.
The video also deflates the common objection of homosexual activists that not all real marriages result in the production of children: this is the exception, rather than the rule. No sane society constructs its framework based on exceptions.
The video also debunks the lie that counterfeiting marriage promotes “equality.” Everyone already has equality in marriage. All people, homosexual and heterosexual alike, have the same freedom to marry as anyone else. All people, homosexual and heterosexual, are subject to the same requirements for marriage: that the marriage partner be consenting, of legal age, not a close relative, and possess the necessary biological elements to form the union of marriage, i.e. male and female biology. You can’t create a functioning bathroom out of all male or all female plumbing parts, and can’t join two bolts or two nuts and create anything useful or beneficial to anyone. Without a male and a female in the relationship, you may have some friction and some fun, but you can’t have a marriage.
Ultimately, words have meaning. Meanings are essential to communication, and to societal stability. If something can mean anything, it means nothing. If important things like marriage do not have a set meaning that is tied to their function and purpose, then they mean nothing, and the essential building blocks of society crumble…and when society crumbles, we see an increase of lawlessness, chaos, injustice…and all the human suffering that comes with such breakdown.
The state has a compelling interest in promoting the health of the institution of marriage, and none whatsoever in promoting counterfeit marriage. In fact, just as the state has a compelling interest in discouraging and stopping the counterfeiting of its currency, it has at least as much interest in preventing the counterfeiting of its most important institution: marriage.
Of course, none of this means a whit to homosexual activists and their “useful idiots.” It isn’t about science, facts, logic, reason, or the good of society for them; it’s about the self-centered pursuit of their own pleasure and sense of legitimacy, and all other priorities must fall before that. This information is meant for reasoning human beings; no amount of reason can convince someone to abandon a position they didn’t use reason to get into in the first place.
For those of us who care about the truth and our society, however, we must ALL stand against the counterfeiting of marriage. Marriage is critically important to the health and well-being of our civilization, and to everyone in it–especially our children.
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