Jewish World Review Jan. 18, 2013/ 7 Shevat, 5773
By Greg Crosby
On December 7th the Supreme Court announced it would agree to hear two constitutional challenges to state and federal laws dealing with the recognition of homosexual and lesbian couples to legally wed. Oral arguments will likely be held in March with a ruling by late June.
One appeal to be heard involves the federal Defense of Marriage Act or DOMA, which denies federal benefits to same sex couples legally married in their own state. The second is a challenge to California's Proposition 8, a voter-approved referendum that took away the right of same sex-marriage that previously had been approved by the state's courts. So does that mean after the justices rule we will finally have a national consensus on the matter? Don't bet on it. Any more than Roe V Wade settled the question of abortion.
I am a firm believer in being intellectually honest whenever we engage in issues regarding sweeping changes to our culture. We need to be honest with ourselves before we start "social engineering" through judicial decree what has up until now been traditional human behavior. Fact one: As politically incorrect as it may be to say so, homosexual and lesbian copulation is not normal.
So what is normal? Normal is described in dictionaries as "conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. The normal state or condition." Sex acts which deviate from the norm, by definition, are not normal. Whether you're for it or against it, at least be honest enough to admit that gay sex is inherently out of step with normalcy. And it's not just a human thing; this is true for all of the animal kingdom. Heterosexuality is the way procreation works. Period. Hey, don't blame me, I didn't make it up. That's the way it's been working since time began.
This is not to say that homosexuals and lesbians should be treated badly or hated or ostracized. I'm not interested in what adults do in private, that's their business and I couldn't care less. But as a society we need to maintain certain standards of what is preferable and what is not. Without standards then anything becomes acceptable. Anything.
Another reason that same sex marriage is not healthy for society is because if it becomes the law of the land it will end gender distinction in America forever. Although I'm sure there are many progressives that applaud that, most clear thinking people would recognize that the most important distinction regarding human beings' personal identity is the man-woman distinction. But with the passage of same sex marriage that distinction will be blurred. The whole idea of gay marriage is that gender doesn't matter. Man-woman, man-man, woman-woman, hey, it's all the same.
Except that men and women are NOT the same. To believe otherwise you have to go along with the mentality of progressive elite professors in our liberal ivy-league universities, such as Harvard, who this past year appointed its first permanent director of bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, and queer student life. The person, Vanidy Bailey, has asked that he/she never be referred to as he or she, male or female. And Harvard has agreed to it.
Making same sex marriage the law of the land means the end of mothers and fathers as distinctive influences in a child's life. If two mothers or two fathers are just as good as a father and a mother, then the entire concept of father and mother will be meaningless.
Once this thing is passed, anyone who prefers the traditional man-woman definition of marriage will be labeled as a homophobic hate monger who is no better than a racist. Same sex proponents are doing that already when they compare those who believe in one-man one-woman marriage to the racists of the 1950's.
So let's at least be honest; same sex marriage is not normal and not a good thing for society as a whole and it's high time that we stop pretending otherwise. All things being equal, a child being brought up by a mother and a father is the ideal and we need to uphold that as a society.
That's my opinion, and that is why I have no doubt that I will be getting carloads of hate mail after this column appears. I am sure of this because I am fully aware that I am living in an upside-down world that is speeding toward far-left social engineering. And it's been my experience that progressive Leftists are completely intolerant of anyone who disagrees with their world view.
But keep those cards and letters coming in, progressives. It helps put life in proper perspective for me. When you call for my head, that's when I know it must be screwed on right.
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