Read my piece on why Democrats should be against gay rights and gay marriage.
Here, Bishop Harry Jackson explains why same sex marriage is bad for society. He emphasizing the harm to children.
While I agree with his article, I caution to add, we must make a more wholistic and moral case against homosexual rights. We as a society have a fundamental right to define what is right and wrong. We are entitled to define which relationships are preferred and which should be ostracized. The gay rights crowd knows this but wants to pretend just for this moment that it doesn't apply. You can see this when the question of incest comes up. Or when the question of plural marriage comes up. Both involve adults. Yet, the gay rights crowd is willing to discriminate against these people's desires but not their own. In addition, we as a human race have a right to use common sense. What normal society wouldn't have special status, protection, and affection for marriage when it is the foundation of our whole lives? Similarly, what about the food we eat? How would you know if what you are eating at your favorite restaurant isn't horse meat (as is done around the world) rather than a steak? Using the same logic as the gay rights crowd, it is bigotry and discrimination to allow one and not the other. In addition, it is wrong because some in India revere cows, so we should respect their faith and not be allowed to eat beef too.
We all are born naked. We all have to "use the bathroom" naturally. It is not learned behavior. It is not a choice. So does that mean we all have a right to walk around in the nude? A right to relieve ourselves whenever we want?
The whole idea that sexual orientation and behavior isn't a choice is absurd. Of course it is a choice. It could be choices that are influenced by nature or even determined by nature. But so what? We are higher leavel beings. That is how we are able to use science to build and use complex machines like automibles. We are able to fly in airplanes better than the natural "flyers" birds.
Democrats must begin to make some of these fundamental arguments in addition to "for the children" essays. Society must be able to have rules. Some of them moral. Some of them legal.
Some of them unfair to various people. If not, we can wind up tearing down the whole structure, then everybody loses.
It's not a coincidence that as we fight this battle, numerous networks were discussing yesterday why marriage is a "luxury" and how people don't believe it in like they used to. Here is a sample:
This is wrong. This is subversion. It leads to a worse life, and lifestyle.
It leads to more disorder. It leads to less happiness. Much of it long term.