Why I struggle with the issue of Gay marriage

To start let me be very clear, I do not give a flip about anyone’s sex life, that is their own business I have always defined marriage as one man and one woman, to me that is what marriage is. But, I have always thought that states should decide that definition for themselves, and I still do, it is Federalism at its best. But, I also recognize that allowing state legislatures to decide will never be enough for the activists on the Left. Neither will allowing the voters of a state to decide for themselves. Neither would a federal law enshrining civil unions. As always with the Left nothing is enough.

So, I find myself in a strange place here. Thinking on one hand that allowing States to decide this issue is right. And, knowing on the other hand that the Left will only use that to push their agenda even harder. Knowing that leaving it to the States will only lead to lawsuit after lawsuit, eventually forcing upon those states the definition of marriage they rejected. Knowing that eventually no business will be allowed to refuse service to a Gay wedding lest they be sued into oblivion, or charged under some inane “human rights” law. Knowing the one day even churches would be forced to perform Gay weddings against their wishes.

I hate this feeling, having to weigh principles against practicality. But, I understand the nature of the Left. So, will I let go of a long-held principle? Or embrace that principle knowing the eventual cost will be very high? 

Stacy McCain has his thoughts on the Left’s constant push towards Totalitarianism, it is worth the read

One of the things we must understand about the Left is the essentially totalitarian nature of their ambitions. There is no logical stopping point on the progressive road to the Utopia of Equality that they insist is always ahead of us, a destination never reached.

Grant all their demands today, and they will return tomorrow with a new list of demands. What do they want? More, always more.

Yesterday, a federal judge struck down Virginia’s state constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, because obviously (a) the Fourteenth Amendment was intended for such a purpose, and (b) never mind the will of voters expressed in a referendum

That, in the end is my problem. I know how evil, yes, I said evil, the Left is. I know their end game, and I have resolved to fighting that as well as I can. I know they latch onto even just causes, eventually hijacking and perverting those causes to push for more Statism. I know there is no compromise with them. There are only two options, fight or be crushed. To me, the issue of Gay marriage is simple, but to the Left it is merely a tool, another step towards their “Utopia”. Well, no Utopia for me, and no surrendering my principles either. I understand many things about the Left, and chief amongst those things is this. Surrendering your principles is a recipe for disaster. That is what the Left wants, and I will never give that to them!

5 thoughts on “Why I struggle with the issue of Gay marriage”

  1. I also think along your same lines, Doug. One’s intimate and sexual life is a person’s own business and even though I’m a Conservative I can tolerate homosexuality – it’s a fact of life. Yet on the issue of gay marriage I cannot accept that, and it’s not only because of my Catholic beliefs – it goes against natural law and the original purpose of the institution of marriage in our society – the propagation of humankind. If a gay/lesbian couple wants to make their union permanent fine, but legal and religious marriage should be the privilege of heterosexual couples only, as it was originally intended to be. Let the left say and think whatever they want, but that’s my opinion and I stand by it.

  2. I could not agree more. My conservative upbringing, both political and religious, tells me homosexuality is a sin and an abomination before God. That being said, it is their choice to engage in such activity. They are free to do so and will face their own judgement time in the end. God makes no one follow his laws, it is their own free will.

    As for the issue of gay marriage, I am of the opinion that under no circumstances should it be allowed. Let them have civil unions, if they feel they must “legalize” their unnatural relationship. Marriage should be reserved for the union between one man and one woman. End of discussion, as far as I am concerned.

    I am also of the opinion that the left will never be satisfied with civil unions. They want to encroach upon the territory of marriage. Homosexual activists want their unnatural relationships to be accepted as normal. That means they want you and I to accept them as normal. Not just tolerate, but accept them as if nothing is off-kelter, unnatural, etc. That acceptance is what they are really after and I believe they will never be satisfied until they have it.

    This means that you are right, Doug. Give them an inch and they will come back for the proverbial mile. They always want more.

  3. Personally, I support civil unions, because this is America, and as long as it doesn’t harm someone else, it should be allowable. Marriage is a religious institution, so that should be up to the churches. Of course, the state has become involved heavily in marriage, even requiring licenses. So, it should be up to the states.

    McCain is right in that this is a political issue involving totalitarianism. Most on the Left could probably care less about the issue, it is simply a way to push their Big Government fascist policies in Making People Care and Comply.

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