|The ‘gay marriage’ agenda - Jun 26|
|Life Truths - 2011|
|Friday, 24 June 2011 12:27|
National economies toppling, financial crises, natural disasters, destructive riots, wars between nations, and the massive worldwide war against the human species - abortion, are everyday news. In the midst of this general chaos in the world, we find the homosexual (gay) activists (generally, they are easily identified by their repetitive use of the word “homophobe”) are taking advantage of people’s many distractions to challenge moral mores that, in the past, have held together civilised societies. Transgressions against these mores have always occurred but, in general, people knew what was considered right from what was wrong.
Traditional Western marriage, based on the Church’s teaching, has been constantly broken down over the last century through the declining moral standards of heterosexual couples, such as contraception and abortion, cohabitation, and easily obtained divorce. Divorce and remarriage became perfectly acceptable and normal in the thinking of many. These actions help destroy the stable family and create generations of traumatised children, many of whom grow up to be adults with the inability to form stable and loving relationships themselves.
Homosexual attraction has been present for various reasons throughout recorded history. With the coming of God’s revelation to mankind through His Chosen People, the Hebrews, the Creator revealed that sexual intercourse has two purposes:
“Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth”, i.e. have children (Genesis 1:28).
“It is not good that man should be alone, I will make him a helper as his partner” (Genisis 2:18) And also: “Therefore a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife and they become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)
After Man’s fall from grace through sin, God established guidelines that would help sinful man to be able to overcome selfishness and make the relationship work between a man and a woman. One of those was that sexual intercourse was to be protected as an act of love that was open to the fruitfulness of love: children. Male and female sexual organs are completely different, but complementary and can carry out the purposes for which God gave them to Man. It is obvious, therefore, that sexual intercourse between two persons of the same sex is both incomplete and without the possibility of children. It is also the misuse of the dignity of human sexuality.
Because of disobedience to God and personal selfishness, we still sin. In the circumstance of people expressing their attraction to others of the same sex by the misuse of their sexual organs, God condemns these acts - not the attraction (all of us can be attracted to someone, of the other sex or same sex, but we have the ability to exercise self-control to avoid what can be wrong).
Nevertheless, people still sin. The problem is that gay activists tend to call good what God calls bad. They need to have the gay lifestyle accepted as good. Their strategy is to pressure national and local government legislators to legalise same-sex unions as “marriage”. Marriage carries a tremendous moral weight from its influential place in the history of mankind. Linking gay unions to the concept of marriage automatically lifts from what has been recognised as wrong within Judaeo/Christian civilisation to tacit acceptance in the modern hedonistic culture.
The tactics used by the activists who are aggressively pushing acceptance of gay marriage are, simultaneously, to play the victim card (alleging being discriminated against), the attack card (castigating as “homophobes” those who take a more moral stand) and the education card (same-sex acts promoted as good), starting with children as young as possible to eliminate any future moral resistance.
Once gay “marriage” gains legal status the concept of marriage will change; from man united with woman to any combination and number of people; from an essential unit of society designed by God to a self-centered unit designed by Man; from a complementary union of the giftedness of man and woman, which helps children to understand the differences between masculinity and femininity, to an atrophied understanding of these; and from a sacrificial giving of self so that others may live, to a self-centered focus on self-gratification. This brings marriage, already damaged, to a state of impotence; it would simply be a legal unit like a business partnership.
When marriage is destroyed (unfortunately heterosexuals are doing a great job of that all by themselves) civilisation is endangered because it is the primary institution by which God planned to prepare humans to love. The ones to pay an enormous price are the children being deprived of the love of both a mother and a father, whose ways of loving are different and utterly essential for the complete human development of both girls and boys. Children can also become units of trade to gratify adults’ needs, instead of being seen as gifts for which one is willing to sacrifice one’s very life out of love - the glory to which humanity is called to make visible.________________________________________________________________________________________ **DISCLAIMER**: User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Camsel/Catholic News or its staff. Camsel/Catholic News accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments. Please help us keep our site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option. Camsel/Catholic News reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed. Before posting, please refer to the Comments Policy under Resources