Sanctioning Gay Marriage Is a Huge Mistake

New York Approves Same-Sex Marriage in Major Gay Rights Victory

Sanctioning gay marriage is a huge mistake.  I say this with no ill will toward anyone.

God’s moral laws cannot be repealed or amended.  They are what they are.  When we pass societal laws outlawing murder, stealing, and fraud, we are acting consistent with God’s laws and sanctioning what is right.

When we pass laws which support homosexual marriage, however, we are enacting human law that contradicts God’s law.  We are sanctioning what is wrong.  This will  not bring blessing on gay people.

We in society have a duty to each other to stand up for what is right.  Marriage between a man and a woman is right and anything else is a perversion of it.  Not only is it a perversion, it is a slap in the face of God who gave us His laws for our good and protection.

You are doing no favor to gay people to sanction gay marriage.  Instead, you should love them enough to , in essence, say, “I am not going to aid and abet your wrongdoing by saying what you’re doing is right.”

The plight of homosexuals is difficult.  We should not make things worse for them, and encourage others to join them in those difficulties, by calling something a marriage when it clearly is not.

17 Replies to “Sanctioning Gay Marriage Is a Huge Mistake”

  1. Phew! I thought you were going to say something serious – it’s a good job God doesn’t exist!

    Oh, don’t forget: no more shellfish – you don’t want to burn in hell, do you?

  2. “When we pass societal laws outlawing murder, stealing, and fraud, we are acting consistent with God’s laws and sanctioning what is right.

    When we pass laws which support homosexual marriage, however, we are enacting human law that contradicts God’s law. We are sanctioning what is wrong.”

    Except that murder, stealing and fraud are all DEMONSTRABLY wrong. Homosexuality or homosexual marriage is not.

    1. Demonstrably? How so?

      I think what you mean is that you can get more people to agree that the first three are wrong than you can get to admit that the fourth is wrong. But morality is not determined by majority vote. Otherwise, it’s not morality at all; it’s just public opinion.

      1. No. I mean that we can demonstrate how murdering someone harms them. We can demonstrate how stealing form someone harms them. And we can demonstrate that defrauding someone harms them.

        We cannot show, however, that gay marriage harms anyone in any way.

        Morality is about harm and benefit. it isn’t about ‘God said so’.

        1. When you say “demonstrate” what you really mean is that you believe it’s obvious, apparent, intuitive, understood, known, and so on. For if it were purely a matter of demonstration, someone could say that the book he stole from you was never missed by you and therefore no demonstrable harm came to you, and therefore his stealing wasn’t wrong. (Of course, he’d have to make the point when you weren’t around.)

          It is obvious, apparent, intuitive, understood, known, and so on that homosexuality is wrong – even though many people may be unwilling to admit this. Our consciences can become defective and selective through self-centered living.

          You are right that morality is about harm and benefit, but it is also very much about what God says because only an omniscient being can see all the harm and benefit that flows from an action. Just because you personally cannot see the harm in homosexuality does not mean that no harm is caused by it, just as your being unaware of the theft of your book does exonerate the thief.

          1. “When you say “demonstrate” what you really mean is that you believe it’s obvious, apparent, intuitive, understood, known, and so on.”

            No, I mean we can actually show it, objectively, using observations and scientific testing.

              1. It was clearly observed by the person who did it.

                Not that that matters.

                You can give no example of how homosexuality or gay marriage in any way causes any harm. And because you can’t, your opinion about gay marriage (which you are of course free to hold) shouldn’t matter to what the government does.

  3. NotAScientist, you said:

    It was clearly observed by the person who did it.

    Not that that matters.

    That’s my point: the right or wrong of an act doesn’t depend on who observes it, or whether the act can be subjected to scientific testing.

    You can give no example of how homosexuality or gay marriage in any way causes any harm.

    I am quite surprised that you would say this given the widespread understanding that homosexuals must take extra precautions to avoid sexually-transmitted diseases (including AIDS) that are not required of a man and a woman who are abstinent until marriage and faithful to each other afterwards.

    And because you can’t, your opinion about gay marriage (which you are of course free to hold) shouldn’t matter to what the government does.

    As far as the government is concerned, my opinion should not matter any more or less than that of any other citizen. I am one vote. As for my fellow citizens (including you), however, I am appealing to your consciences that we will only make matters worse for homosexuals and ourselves if we pass laws which basically give society’s blessing to the practice of homosexuality.

  4. “I am quite surprised that you would say this given the widespread understanding that homosexuals must take extra precautions to avoid sexually-transmitted diseases (including AIDS) that are not required of a man and a woman who are abstinent until marriage and faithful to each other afterwards.”

    That is not a widespread understanding. Mostly because it isn’t true.

    A homosexual couple that is abstinent until marriage and faithful afterwards is just as clear of STDs as the equivalent straight couple.

    If they have sex before a committed relationship, then both couples have to take the same precautions. Except that the homosexual couple doesn’t have to worry about getting pregnant. Which actually makes their sex acts safer.

    1. I wonder what percentage of homosexuals are abstinent until one partner and then faithful thereafter? Hmm. In any case, your assertion that such people would be subject to no more risk than the male-female couple I described defies biology, medical science, and common sense.

      Beyond that, it’s shameful to even discuss the particulars of homosexuality so let’s please stop there.

      As for your closing point, I will only say that your thinking is deeply steeped in a culture which values sex more than having children. This is one of the reasons so many heterosexual people favor homosexual rights – the common interest is sexual freedom; that is, the desire to do whatever brings one pleasure, free from any constraint. Such freedom is not freedom at all, however; it’s bondage…to one’s lusts. If we as a society thought more about children and less about sex, we would be far better off. We certainly would not be lumping pregnancy in with STD’s as an outcome of “unsafe sex.”

  5. One of the biggest problems here is that, regardless of whether or not you believe in God, and regardless of whether or not your opposition believes in God, you can’t make yourself put scripture aside and talk about the issue on purely human terms. You seem to be one of those people with the offensive opinion that people wouldn’t know murder is wrong unless we had the Bible. Can you really, truly, honestly say to yourself that, without God, *even* if you didn’t commit murder yourself, you would think it was perfectly reasonable and acceptable for other people to do so? If so, you may well be a sociopath.

    Thankfully, in the wonderful year of 2011, and with progress being made such as that in New York, if I want to have sex with a gorgeous man, I can do so without your opinions stopping me, putting me in prison, or scaring me with fanciful descriptions of Hell! 😀

    1. You misunderstand me greatly.

      I do not believe we need the Bible to know right from wrong. We need the Bible to know Jesus Christ. As for knowing right from wrong, God gave us a conscience for that. But our consciences can err if we are out of relationship with God, and this is what Jesus Christ came to address. Through Him we can be restored to God, though this is through a daily walk with Him cannot be accomplished without sincere effort on our part. We must live for His approval, and no one else’s.

      Therefore, that everyone know murder is true without having to refer to the Bible is something upon which you and I can heartily agree.

      As for your last comment, I am not trying to stop you from doing what you want to do, and I certainly am not wanting anyone to put you in prison for what you want to do. What I am doing is telling you that what you are wanting to do is not good for you. And it is not goof for anyone else either. If you want to ignore me, that is your right. But at least I told you. I couldn’t say I loved you if I did otherwise.

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