On November 4, 2008, California voters approved Proposition 8 making same-sex marriage illegal in the state. The vote has sparked protests, rallies, and lawsuits hoping to invalidate the proposition. Supporters of same-sex marriage want to know why Proposition 8 matters to the rest of us.
Some have likened the Gay Rights Movement to the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement was a beacon of light for America, asking only that America fulfill its great promises of justice and equality. In the Civil Rights Movement, we fought for the right to vote and for the right to use public facilities; we fought for relief from discrimination in housing, employment, and education. If you were white--gay or not--you already had those rights. If you were non-white--gay or not--the Civil Rights Movement sought to give you those rights. The Gay Rights Movement is self-indulgent, seeking to gain acceptance by dressing itself in the noble garment of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Civil Rights Movement was grounded in self-evident truth--that all men are created equal and should enjoy equal treatment under the law. Contrarily, the Gay Rights Movement asks that gays be acknowledged as different from the rest and, therefore, requiring special treatment. While the rest of us expect to be called to account for our inclinations, gays demand that their inclinations be treated as inherent and not subject to question. They sidestep all philosophical or spiritual disagreement by labeling all who disagree as haters. In place of truth they use demagoguery, absurd analogies and specious reasoning.
Civil-rights activists took their cause to the church, where they joined together to convince Americans that equal rights is a moral issue. Gay-rights activists would destroy the church by demanding that the church abandon thousands of years of tradition just so that gays can feel good about whom they sleep with. Think about it. When we throw out this one law--that no man should lie with another man--there will be nothing left of God’s law; we will have set a precedent for abandoning every God-given law. Then what tenable criterion will we have to guide our children to emotional and spiritual maturity?
If God is not the criterion for deciding right and wrong, there is no criterion. All that we have is the democratic process and the right that each of us has to vote according to what we believe. In that case, shame on you for attempting to deny me the right to do that.371d36d75e05eda735858f8e467be99c