Too Brief Answers to Marriage Questions: Part 3
Too Brief Answers to Marriage Questions: Part 3
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   07.31.13

How would the legalization of same-sex “marriage” affect society?

  • Religious liberty and speech rights will continue to erode. American Christians should play close attention to what’s happening in Canada in order to see with clarity what’s coming here. In the United States, we have seen already that Christian owners of businesses, particularly those in wedding-related businesses will be compelled by law to use their gifts, skills, and time to serve homosexual weddings or lose their businesses.
  • Once the notion that marriage has no inherent connection to sexual complementarity or reproductive potential, but rather is solely constituted by love, there remains no intellectual justification for legally prohibiting plural or incestuous marriage. The legal prohibition of plural or incestuous marriage becomes arbitrary and discriminatory.

  • Once marriage is severed from any inherent connection to reproductive potential, once the revisionist view of marriage as a private relationship constituted solely by the deep feelings of those seeking to marry, it becomes meaningless as a public institution. Eventually even heterosexual investment in it will decrease.

  • As fewer heterosexuals choose to marry and increased numbers of children are raised by single mothers, greater numbers of children will grow up fatherless, which will increase the myriad and tragic harms that result from being deprived of fathers (click HERE  and HERE  for more information). 

  • The law will support and propagate the radical, fallacious, and destructive idea that children have no inherent right to know and be raised by their biological parents. 

  • The law will support and propagate the radical, fallacious, and destructive idea that mothers and fathers are interchangeable and that mothers or fathers are expendable. 

  • Unethical ways of producing children (e.g., egg and sperm donation, surrogacy, and in vitro fertilization) will be further normalized and increase in frequency.
  • Increasing numbers of children will be deliberately deprived of either a mother or father by homosexual couples, which will harm children in incalculable and numerous ways (click HERE , HERE  and HERE). 

  • Public schools —including elementary schools—will expose children to non-objective homosexuality-affirming beliefs about homosexuality. 

  • Public schools will censor all competing (i.e., conservative) views of homosexuality.

  • Children will be taught that traditional beliefs about what marriage is are hateful, bigoted, and ignorant.

  • Parents of children in public schools will lose the right to be the sole determiner of what their children learn about homosexuality and when they learn it.
  • Laws currently presume that the spouse of a woman who has given birth is the father. When homosexuals are allowed to marry that presumption becomes irrational.
  • The government will become ever more entangled in issues related to legal parentage.

For more help on questions related to homosexuality, I encourage readers to visit the Public Discourse website.

Read more in this series:  Part 1        Part 2        Part 4       Part 5

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–>  September 14th – IFI’s 3rd Annual Fun. Run. Walk in Joliet
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–> October 4th — IFI’s Fall Banquet with Dr. Benjamin Carson in Northlake 
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–> October 23rd — IFI’s Defend Marriage Lobby Day in Springfield  
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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High...
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