Ten Reasons why homosexual “marriage” is harmful and should be opposed
Abridged flyer by Australian Tradition, Family & Property: Full text available from email@example.com
1. It is not marriage at all: Calling something marriage
does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant
between a man and a woman, which by its nature is
ordered toward the procreation and education of children
and the unity and wellbeing of the spouses. The promoters
of same-sex “marriage” propose something entirely different.
They propose the union between two men or two women.
This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and
psychological differences between men and women that find
their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the primary
purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human
race and the raising of children. Two entirely different
things cannot be considered the same thing.
2. It violates Natural Law: Marriage is a relationship
rooted in human nature and governed by Natural Law. Natural
Law’s most basic precept is “do good and avoid evil.”
By natural reason a human being knows what is morally
good or bad. Being rooted in human nature, Natural Law is
universal and immutable. It applies to the entire human race.
Saint Paul wrote in his Epistle to the Romans that the Natural
Law is inscribed in the heart of every person (Rom. 2:14-15).... Any situation which institutionalises the circumvention
of the purpose of the sexual act violates Natural Law
and the objective universal norms of morality.
3. It denies the child either a father or a mother. It is in
the child’s best interest to be raised by a father and mother.
A child of a same-sex “marriage” will always be deprived
of either a mother role model or a father role model. In the
name of the “right” of married homosexuals to raise a child,
children will be denied the right to have both father and
mother.Same-sex “marriage” ignores a child’s best interest.
4. It validates and promotes the homosexual lifestyle: Same-sex “marriage” serves to validate the homosexual
lifestyle, including its bisexual and transgender variants.
Civil laws play an important and sometimes decisive role in
influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They externally
shape the life of society, but also profoundly influence
people’s perception and evaluation of forms of
behaviour. Legalisation of same-sex marriage” would devalue
natural marriage and weaken public morality.
5. It is a moral wrong not a civil right: Homosexual
activists argue that same-sex “marriage” is a civil rights issue
analogous to the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
This is false. Sexual behaviour and race are essentially different
realities. A man and a woman wanting to marry may
be different in their characteristics: one may be black, the
other white; one rich, the other poor; or one tall, the other
short; one educated the other not. None of these differences
prevent marriage. They are still man and woman and the
requirements of nature are respected. Same-sex “marriage”
opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex, regardless
of their race, wealth, stature, or education face an insurmountable
obstacle to marriage due to a biological impossibility.
6.It does not create a family but a naturally sterile
union: Natural marriage normally results in children (unless
turned from its purpose by birth control or natural infertility).
On the contrary, same-sex “marriage” is sterile. If
these “spouses” want to have a child they must circumvent
nature by artificial means.
7. It defeats the State’s purpose of benefiting marriage: One of the reasons why the State protects and bestows benefits
upon marriage is that by its very nature marriage provides
the normal conditions for a stable, affectionate, and
moral atmosphere beneficial to the upbringing of children.
This aids in perpetuating the nation and strengthens the common
good. Homosexual “marriage” does not provide such
conditions. Its primary purpose, objectively speaking, is the
personal gratification of two individuals whose union is sterile
by nature. It is not entitled therefore to the protection
and benefits the State extends to true marriage.
8. It imposes its acceptance on society: By legalizing
same-sex “marriage” the State becomes its official promoter.
The State calls on public officials to officiate at same-sex
civil ceremonies, orders public schools to teach its acceptability
to children, and punishes State employees who express
disapproval. In the private sphere, objecting parents
will see their children exposed more than ever to this new
“morality”. Businesses offering wedding services will be
forced to provide them for same-sex unions. Rental property
owners will have to accept same-sex couples as tenants.
In every situation where marriage affects society, the
State will expect Christians and [many others] to betray their
consciences by condoning, through silence or cooperation,
an attack on the natural order and on Christian morality.
9. It is the cutting edge of the sexual revolution: In the
1960s society was pressured to accept all kinds of immoral
sexual relationships between men and women. Today we
are seeing a new sexual revolution where society is being
asked to accept sodomy and same-sex “marriage.” If homosexual
“marriage” is universally accepted as the current step
in sexual freedom, what logical arguments can be used to
stop the next steps: incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and other
forms of unnatural behaviour? Indeed, radical elements of
certain avant garde subcultures are already advocating such
10: It offends God: ... Whenever one violates the natural
moral order established by God, one sins and offends God.
Same-sex “marriage” does just this. Accordingly, anyone
who professes to love God must be opposed to it. Marriage
was not created by the State. It was established by God in
Paradise for our first parents Adam and Eve. As we read in
the Book of Genesis: “Male and female He created them”.
God blessed them saying “Be fertile and multiply, fill the
earth and subdue it”. (Gen. 1:28-29). The same was taught
by Our Savior Jesus Christ: “From the beginning of the creation,
God made them male and female. For this reason a
man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to
his wife.” (Mark 10:6-7)....