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Today, marriage in California has officially become corrupted. While those who engage in homosexual behavior line up for fraudulent “marriage” licenses that now recognize “Party A” and “Party B,” polygamists wait in the wings for “Party C,” “Party D,” “Party E” and “Party F” to be added.
Barack Obama just gave a Father’s Day sermon about how “black fathers are missing from too many lives and too many homes,” while “respecting” and supporting the four judges on the California Supreme Court who overruled 4 million Californians who voted in 2000 to uphold marriage between one man and one woman – ensuring children both mom and a dad.
After seeing my pro-marriage button, a man on the Metro in Washington, D.C., put it this way: “The parts don’t fit any other way.” Men and women are uniquely designed to not only “fit,” but to be able to procreate and contribute to the rearing of children in distinct and unique ways. No, Mr. Judge, a woman is not a dad, never will be. Marriage matters because it is the foundation of our society. Without it, civilization crumbles.
Unless California (and Massachusetts) reverses this, we don’t have to speculate what is ahead. Embracing the homosexual agenda has already played out in Scandinavia.
Sweden was the first country in Europe to legalize homosexual unions in 1989, with Denmark and Norway following shortly behind. Stanley Kurtz, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, stated in his article “The End of Marriage in Scandinavia” the issue is not about “marriage for homosexuals,” but rather “social approval for homosexuality,” according to homosexual activists themselves. After nine years, only 2,372 homosexual couples took advantage of the Danish law allowing homosexual marriage. After four years, only 749 homosexual Swedes and only 674 homosexual Norwegians bothered to “get married.” The issue is acceptance, and the outcome is the destruction of traditional marriage.
European statistics show that a majority of children in Sweden, Denmark and Norway are now born out of wedlock. Sixty percent of first-born children in Denmark are born out of wedlock and in some Norwegian areas, 80 percent of firstborn children are conceived out of wedlock, as are 60 percent of subsequent births. Southern Seminary President Al Mohler reports that in Sweden, while older couples tend to get married after having more than one child, the few young couples dispense with marriage altogether. The younger couples who do get married in Sweden often do not like to admit it, since it is so far out of “the norm” that they feel embarrassed.
What’s behind this whole thing? It’s really not about “marriage” for same-sex couples as much as it’s about furthering a homosexual agenda. But don’t take my word for it; take a look at what the same-sex marriage proponents have to say:
“A middle ground might be to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, to demand the right to marry not as a way of adhering to society’s moral codes but rather to debunk a myth and radically alter an archaic institution.” (Emphasis added.) –Michelangelo Signorile, OUT Magazine, 1994
“Being queer is more than setting up house, sleeping with a person of the same gender and seeking state approval to do so. … Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society. … We must keep our eyes on the goals of providing true alternatives to marriage and radically reordering society’s view of reality.” (Emphasis added.) – Paula Ettelbrick, “Since When is Marriage a Path to Liberation?”
And there’s this from pro-homosexual and pro-pedophile author Judith Levine:
Because American marriage is inextricable from Christianity, it admits participants as Noah let animals onto the ark. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In 1972, the National Coalition of Gay Organizations demanded the repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex or number of persons entering into a marriage unit; and the extension of legal benefits to all persons who cohabit regardless of sex or numbers. Would polygamy invite abuse of child brides, as feminists in Muslim countries and prosecutors in Mormon Utah charge? No. Group marriage could comprise any combinations of genders.” (Emphasis added.)
Levine left out the part about the 1972 Gay Rights Platform calling for abolishing age of consent laws. Interesting omission given the fact that Levine has written in favor of lowering the age of consent to 12 for sex between children and adults in her book, “Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex.”
The bottom line is: Californians overwhelmingly voted for marriage to exclusively be the union of one man and one woman once; I pray they will do it again in November – this time in a judicial tyranny-trumping constitutional amendment. Why? Because civilization is at stake.