So what is wrong with homosexual marriage anyway? Why shouldn’t same-sex attracted people be allowed to get married with full benefits?
Society has a huge stake in the answers to these questions. The biblical answer lies in Genesis, where the very first covenant God made with man was marriage. Male and female he created them. Go forth and multiply, he said, not go forth and commit the sin of sodomy. The foundation of any country is the family, with a loving mother and a loving dad. Every child deserves to have a mother’s love, and every child needs to have the love of a father. That’s the natural way that God set it up. To change the very nature of marriage is to tell God that He is wrong in the way He set it up, from the very beginning. There are many fine people who believe that tolerance of homosexuality is a virtue. But tolerance of evil, or sodomy in this case, is never a virtue, it's a huge vice. The reason that so many people want to go along to get along with homosexual marriage is because they know someone, a family member or a friend, who is homosexual and who is a wonderful person, and they want his/her friendship, so in their mind their friendship with their homosexual friend trumps the bible and the catechism. This upside down thinking - friendship with a human trumps God's Word - will lead to hell. What if their friend was an adulterer, or a child molester? Would the friendship with that person be more important than telling him/her that they are wrong? Saving someone from the fires of hell is true friendship, not sanctioning them in their sins.
We learn later on in Genesis that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed because of homosexuality, and probably many other sins as well. Can we modern day 21st century people expect any less if we decide to sanction sodomy as being normal, right and good?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
And in spite of Hollywood stars, TV news anchors, the President and Vice President of the United States, and many other liberals, the bible and the catechism still trump their personal opinions of what is normal, right, and good.
And there is also the historical record of decadent societies that have embraced homosexuality. Ancient Greek and ancient Rome both embraced the homosexual lifestyle that St. Paul condemns in Romans 1. Both of these societies bit the dust, and if we go along to get along with homosexual marriage, then our society will crater as well. “Men doing shameful things with men,” Paul says in Romans 1:27. For the record, homosexuals insert their sex organs into another homosexual’s anus or mouth, and ejaculate. God does not like the spilling of the male seed (Genesis 38:9-10). This in NO WAY equates to the marriage act between a man and a woman, where the natural course of things is to procreate the human race. In fact, homosexual activities have just the opposite effect of procreation, because of VD and AIDS which can cause death to the participants. Homosexual activity is definitely NOT the survival of the fittest.
And there are many consequences to having homosexual marriage in society. For instance, will county clerks who are Christian and who refuse to issue the “couple” a license to get married be fired? Will judges or pastors or priests who refuse to perform the ceremony on the constitutionally enumerated right of freedom of religion be hauled into court for violating the civil rights of the couple? Will churches and synagogues who refuse to rent their facilities to homosexual couples also be hauled into court for discrimination? And will wedding photographers and florists who are Christians and who refuse to provide their services at the wedding also be hauled into court? The answer is yes to them all. Talk about opening Pandora’s box by marginalizing the constitutionally protected freedom of religion in favor of exalting the unconstitutional right of homosexuality and marriage (neither are in the US Constitution!).
And now we have the US Military led by Defense Secretary Robert Gates overturning 236 years of tried and proven tradition of no homosexuals serving openly in the military. The US must have gotten it all wrong from 1776 to 2012. Already chaplains who do not believe in homosexuality are being pressured by homosexuals AND other chaplains who see nothing wrong with it. Male recruits are already starting to get text messages about how cute they are from other males. Is this what we want as a country? May God have mercy on us.
So many people cannot understand the Catholic position of not condemning the homosexual, while condemning the sin of homosexuality. Most people have some kind of sexual addiction, whether it’s impure thoughts, pornography, masturbation, or whatever. All sexual sin is serious, whether it’s homosexuality or any others. The difference is that the homosexuals are trying to change the definition of homosexuality from being sinful to being normal, right, and good, and you will be ostracized and/or sued if you disagree with them, and then they say that “you hate them.” Hating sin is NOT hating the sinner – never was and never will be. And this business of disagreement with someone = “hate” is very strange indeed. Imagine if everyone who you disagreed with on politics, the weather, money, etc., claimed that “you hate them” because you disagree with them. Very strange indeed.
And don't forget that once homosexual so-called "marriage" is enshrined as a new civil right that equals race, color, creed, or national origin, there will be a massive indoctrination campaign by the government, the public schools, the newspapers, billboards, the media, etc. Our kids will be ostracized by their peers in school if they stand up for Christ and do not yield to all of the demonic propaganda that somehow sodomy = the marital embrace. In other words, the very thing the homosexuals now complain about, being pariahs in a heterosexual world, they will in turn do to you and your kids, as payback. And when our kids grow up, they will in turn be living in a modern day Sodom and Gomorrah. Is this the future we want for our kids? I certainly hope not.
And if this deviant behavior is "normalized" by society, look for kids to experiment with trying it out, just like they did with illegal drugs back in the 1960's, when that horror was normalized by late night comics, hippies, and the media. Parents should start instructing their children NOW that this homosexual behavior is not what God intended for mankind.
To sum up, there is no constitutional right to marry. Marriage has always been between men and women, and a healthy marriage produces healthy children who will take their place in a healthy society when they grow up. All kids deserve a loving mother and father. The bible condemns homosexuality, and the author of the Bible is God Himself. Man has NO right to change that.
And it would certainly be wonderful to hear a sermon or two from the pulpit on Sunday condemning the practice of homosexual so-called "marriage."
Romans 1:26-32: For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.
1 Timothy 1:8-11: Now we know that the law is good, if any one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, immoral persons, sodomites, kidnapers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
Galatians 5: 19-24: Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
What God has joined together, let no man put asunder…..