The Family Research Council has fired another salvo in the debate on legalizing same-sex marriage with the release of a new documentary that details the harm same-sex marriage can inflict upon a society. (LINK)
Here we go again. The “dangers” of same sex marriage. Anybody want to take an over-under on how much unbiased science is going to be in this DVD? Here’s a list of their major complaints:
“Some immediate harms involve a loss of freedom for people who disapprove of homosexuality, and the threat to religious liberty for religious nonprofit groups, such as Christian adoption agencies,” says Sprigg.
If you missed it, Sprigg is talking about the fact that religionist adoption service providers will be forced to abide by anti-discrimination laws if gay marriage is illegal. For comparison, let’s substitute another word: ”Some immediate harm involves a loss of freedom for people who disapprove of blacks, and the threat to religious liberty for religious nonprofit groups, such as Christian adoption agencies.”
We’ve been down this road a number of times before, and the same logic has been used. Women weren’t allowed to vote because they were “inherently” less capable than men of understanding the intricacies of politics. Blacks weren’t allowed to… well… do much of anything except be poor and uneducated… because they were viewed as “inherently” less intelligent than whites. Now homosexuals aren’t allowed to marry because they’re “inherently” less capable of raising healthy children, staying faithful, etc.
It’s just bigotry. Let’s not give it more credit than it’s due by calling it something more polite.
Also, businesses and governments would be forced to provide benefits to same-sex married couples.
Yes. They would. That’s how not being a bigot works. You treat other people fairly and equally, even if you have personal disagreements with them.
The harms extend to the must vulnerable in our society – our children. Legalization of same-sex marriage would mean schoolchildren would be indoctrinated to support homosexuality – something that’s already begun in states that recognize same-sex marriage.
Yes. They would. But let’s put this in less bigoted language: Schoolchildren would be taught the principle of fairness. They would learn that some people love men, and some love women, and it doesn’t matter because love is a wonderful thing. They would learn that it’s wrong to tell someone who they have to love, and wrong to punish them if they don’t see things our way. They would learn the principles of tolerance and open-mindedness.
- David Tyree: Same-Sex Marriage Will Force My Kids to Be Taught Homosexuals are Normal (towleroad.com)
- In N.Y., debate over religious exemptions at issue in gay marriage bill (jta.org)
- Religious Liberty and Gay Marriage in Nys (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)