"I was a strong opponent of same-sex marriage. Fourteen years ago Andrew Sullivan and I forcefully debated the issue...Yet, I find myself strongly untroubled by New York state's vote to authorize same-sex marriage---a vote that probably signals that most 'blue' states will follow within the next ten years."
"The short answer is that the case against same-sex marriage has been tested against reality. The case has not passed its test."
------David Frum, in his apology column for CNN last week.
He concluded, "If people like me would have been right, we should have seen the American family become radically more unstable over the subsequent decade and a half."
But facts are not on his side.
First, where and when has homosexual "marriage" been "tested"? Homosexual "marriage" has not been tested nationwide.
Six state governments---6 out of 50, now sanction homosexual "marriage." That is hardly a national testing.
Of the 6 states; New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and New Hampshire, and in 2, maybe more, there is significant opposition organizing against the law and the legislature that passed it.
Frum's talking points are the same ones I have heard a hundred times.
I have told KIRO Radio's Dave Ross several times in live interviews in Seattle that gay marriage won't directly affect my personal marriage, today. However, the redefinition of marriage contributes to the general decline of natural marriage, by promoting, through entitlements and benefits, people living together under virtually any circumstance.
Frum's column was telling. And he missed the point completely when he wrote, "By coincidence, I am writing these words on the morning of my own 23rd wedding anniversary. Of all the blessings life has to offer, none equals a happy marriage."
That's the point, Mr. Frum. That's why redefining it is a very bad idea.
That's why the Bible instructs us to "honor" marriage, referring to natural marriage between a man and a woman.
I know of no one who is suggesting that homosexual "marriage" today will destroy natural marriage tomorrow. It's a symbol of a broader devaluation of natural marriage that is of concern. And of the moral decline it promotes.
The same people who advocate for homosexual "marriage," also advocate for domestic partnerships, civil unions, etc, all of which honor and reward those who live outside marriage.
In a morality based culture, that is considered immoral. And the government rewards the immoral behavior.
Since homosexual "marriage" was legalized in the Netherlands, the number of marriages has declined. It's down 10% since 1999, while registered partnerships have increased 500% according to William C. Duncan at the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy.
Duncan found 9 in 10 couples live together before marrying and 2/3 of co-habitating couples "plan to marry" but keep postponing the marriage.
And the arguments for homosexual "marriage" are the same today as they were 14 years ago when Frum opposed it, except....
Homosexuality has evolved from an act-sodomy; to a behavior-homosexuality; to an identity-gay, while the advocates have their" conversation " with the public declaring that theirs is a biologically driven behavior, therefore they are not responsible and it is not a choice.
The social battering ram is their identifying with the civil rights struggles of African Americans.
Gay is not Black. Sexual behavior is not the same as race. But people are led to believe it is in the name of gay advocacy.
Frum is a result of the deception. And so are many of our kids in the classroom.
Chuck Donovan, with the Heritage Foundation, gives 5 key impacts of the New York Marriage decision.
1. The vote confirms an adverse trend for marriage law in New York.
2. The policy change emanates from the legislature and is reversible by the legislature.
3. Religious liberty is suffering a death of a thousand cuts and the collision of religious/moral conscience and non-discrimination laws still looms.
4. Redefinition of the family is the clear goal of same-sex activists.
5. Marriage is a mega issue and merits a full scale national debate in 2012.
I have linked his column above. I am joining others in asking for a national debate and a national vote on marriage.
I will update you.
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