Thursday, February 08, 2007

Why Homosexual "Marriage" Hurts Us

Why Homosexual "Marriage" Hurts Us

By John Horvat II

“Same-sex ‘marriage’ doesn’t hurt you personally, so why are you against it?” This is one of the most common pro-homosexual arguments – indeed almost a mantra repeated ad nauseam.

Of course, it’s not true that it does not hurt us. Any moral wrong undermines the common good and therefore harms all members of society.

Moreover, independent of any personal harm, the fact remains that same-sex “marriage” is not marriage. Human nature defines the properties of marriage as between a man and a woman with the primary purpose of procreation and the education of children.

We are not free to alter marriage’s essential purpose or properties. These do not depend on the will of the contracting parties but are rooted in natural law which does not change. Two individuals of the same sex will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility.

However, such arguments usually do not satisfy those who repeat the mantra. For them, any harm suffered must be concrete and personal. Abstract considerations about the common good or natural law are deemed meaningless


As many activists will admit, the campaign for same-sex “marriage” is not only about their impossible and sterile love but social acceptance. It is not about “rights” but making the M-word come from our lips not theirs. We are the target of the same-sex “marriage” offensive. They cannot change the nature of marriage but they can try to change us.

That is one reason why we must oppose same-sex “marriage.” The minute it is socially and legally accepted by society, we will all feel the enormous psychological pressure to renounce our moral and religious convictions.

We are not isolated individuals but social beings living together in society. What others think or do has an enormous if not decisive influence on us.



Your Hostess: Miss Havisham said...

Wow! What a load of hoohah!

Look, if you are really and truly as concerned about the "moral wrongs" that will infiltrate your society--like gay air particles slipping in through the vents while you sleep?--then why aren't you posting about the number of people dying of hunger around the world? The agonizing death of thousands of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis? Why not be concerned how you will explain to your children that the poor keep getting poorer and the rich keep getting richer? That bigotry and prejudice exists because people think they have a right to make everyone else practice what they preach? These are moral wrongs, Thomas. These are the things that infect a society. These are the things people see every day.

The truth is that your same-sex next door neighbors could be married and you wouldn't know it. Your butcher, your baker, your candlestick maker, and none of it would impact you one bit. Your religious convictions are yours to hold as long as you are willing. Saying that the very existence of people or relationships or families will somehow pressure you to give up God is intellectually lazy and besides that utter crap. If seeing two dudes kiss is gonna make you deny Christ, your convictions couldn't have been so strong to begin with.

Mark said...

"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, as to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”

--Alexander Pope (from Cardinal O'Malley's blog)

Brian said...

The hairy-legged feminist wrote, "..bigotry and prejudice exist because people think they have a right to make everyone else practice what they preach."

And yet, at her blog, under the "About Me" heading, we read: "Pissed off at the world for not doing it her way."

Hypocritical? You bet! But the hairy-legged feminist lacks any coherent argument to begin with. I invite her to visit Jay's Blog: Defend the Faith....if she dares.

I doubt she will show...hairy-legged feminists don't like to think. It's much too stressful.

Thomas Shawn said...

Editorial note : Miss Havisham's blog is called "Hairy Legged Woman's Libber"

Brian was not insulting her gratuitously, or else I would have deleted his post.

Thomas Shawn said...

Yes, Miss Havisham, these Sodomites are my neighbors and I sin, too. As cited in the article, here's the point:
It is not about “rights” but making the M-word come from our lips not theirs.

You need to familiarize yourself with the militant Sodomites that live in Massachusetts.

I don't need to solve world poverty. I grew up on welfare in a housing project just outside of Boston. I solve Thomas Shawn's poverty every day.

I take care of extended family who do not live in the U.S. You have not seen the poverty that I did growing up and that I still do when I hang with my extended family. Don't worry about my kids, I got it covered because I'm the real deal.

The Holy Roman Church has a preferential treatment for the poor because Jesus said, "It is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven." (my favorite passage)

I'm against this war and I have a brother currently getting shot at in Baghdad. So, I've got real blood in this thing. Someday, I'll contain my anger enough to post about it, I promise. Rest assured the post won't be sniveling Cindy Sheehan leftist hand-wringing. But I need to get my brother home safe first. I promise that post because I am the real deal.

Nobody is getting in between me and God and nobody is getting to my family whether its faggot priests at church or the lesbo teachers at the elementary school down the street. My three years as professional killer for the US Army ensure this.

I am the real deal. Welcome to the blogosphere.

Anonymous said...

"Mom and Dad, what's feminism?"
"Well, let's see. It was started in 1967 by a woman named Valerie Solanas, who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia; she had voices in her head telling her that her life was controlled by -- not martians -- but men, so she wrote a book called 'Society for Cutting Up Men Manifesto' in which she outlines a plan to eliminate the male sex from Earth so babies can be made artificially. After she died in a mental hospital, Gloria Steinem added Marxist idealogy to Valerie's ideas and started a magazine. That's why there is abortion, high divorce rates, and baby businesses. Many women left their husbands and churches because they think like Valerie. You can read about Valerie and Gloria at Wikipedia when you get older. Just avoid those kinds of women; they're like the unfortunate people you see who live in the park. And don't give them any money. Just pray for them."

Andrew said...

Tell me what the catechism states about the treatment of homosexuals.

Is the following statement proper at all?

"Nobody is getting in between me and God and nobody is getting to my family whether its faggot priests at church or the lesbo teachers at the elementary school down the street. My three years as professional killer for the US Army ensure this."

This is not righteousness, this isn't justice. This is definitely not "inspired by God"

Can anyone open their eyes and agree with me that this is utter bigotry and hatred?

Anonymous said...

Whether or not one agrees with people's rights to choose their own partner aside, who's job is it to decide whether something is morally "wrong"? There was a time when the color of your skin determined where you could go and what you could do, now we're branching out and discriminating against more people, more groups, making our circles smaller and smaller until eventually, you only have to be around others who think exactly like you do. Which, when you think about it, is exactly what our American forefathers were trying to avoid. The settlers came to America to live their lives freely and fairly and until all people have the same fundamental rights, we are not honoring them or the idea of Manifest Destiny.
Also, when did marriage become about penetration? A man can't love another man because they can't make a baby? What about women who are unable to have babies? Should they not have married as well because it's about nothing but procreation? The bottom line is no one chooses who to love, God chooses for us and anyone who can't see that, I feel nothing but pity for. I'm sorry for you that this is such a point of contention because who other people are married to, really shouldn't affect your everyday life this much.