As a guest lecturer at Franklin Marshal College in Lancaster Pennsylvania, I suggested that legalization of gay marriage as a civil right would open a legal Pandora’s box throughout the nation.
A visiting law professor immediately rejected my assertion suggesting that I didn’t understand how the law works.
A nationally recognized lawyer in the audience then spoke in my defense and listed cases currently in the courts validating my viewpoint. The law professor remained silent for the rest of the discussion.
I also stated that it would perhaps be more politically and legally amendable (and create less social unrest) if the gay community said, “All we want is marriage and the benefits that come with it. We are not asking for civil rights status as a minority group along the lines of racial identity. We are not asking for businesses and Churches to be forced to affirm gay marriage. We are not asking for curriculum changes at the schools to include gay marriage and families.”
Instead, gay activists have been determined to force the public (through judicial coercion) to bow to the sexual preferences of a very small percentage of citizens. Five Supreme Court justices have played into the activists strategy and unilaterally forced their views on the entire nation.
The seven points below survey the distortions of truth used to change the way the public thinks about sexuality and marriage.
- The language of civil rights:Often associate gay rights with battles for racial and gender equality. Claim that a desire for homosexual sex is an inborn condition, not a choice. Assume that a gullible public will fall for the false comparison. Repeatedly mention gays and lesbians as if talking about a particular racial minority. Associate opposition to gay marriage with racial prejudice and discrimination.
- The language of hate and irrational fear: Convince the public that those who speak against gay marriage are racist haters who hold irrational phobias. Those who do not support homosexual behavior must be considered homophobic and hateful bigots. Make them out to be irrational religious fanatics who destroy civility. Deceive the public into thinking that opponents of gay marriage are dangerous people who cling to bigoted ancient laws of a by-gone era.
- Expose heterosexual hypocrisy: Talk often about how marriage as an institution has failed. Make Christians appear to be hypocritically unconcerned about their own marriage crisis in order to silence them on opposition to gay marriage. Use the divorce crisis among heterosexuals to make a case for allowing gays to participate in marriage.
- The language of justice: Make those who oppose gay marriage appear to be unfair perpetrators of injustice. Make them out to be selfish for wanting to keep marriage for themselves and denying loving people the opportunities to have the same rights and freedoms other people enjoy.
- The language of religion: Connect gay rights to religious freedom and claim God’s approval of gay relationships. Manipulate people into thinking that religion should only be about love and tolerance. Although every major faith for most of history denounced homosexual behavior, convince people that it’s the view of only a radical fringe group of fundamentalists.
- The victim card: Use every crime or death that can be connected in any measure to homosexuality in order to make it appear that homosexuals need special laws to protect them from violence. Lure people to believe that outspoken opposition to gay marriage incites hate and violence. This will especially play on the gullibility of Christians and silence them.
- Judicial coercion: When State after State began to approve constitutional amendments to protect traditional marriage, gay activists shifted to the courts to bully the public into acceptance of gay marriage by judicial force. Massachusetts led the way as four justices unilaterally imposed their view of gay marriage on the entire state (even though surveys indicated that the majority of residents did not favor gay marriage). Five justices on the Supreme Court have done the same thing to the entire nation.
These tactics have been used to pressure the public to endorse homosexual lifestyles. Our country has been deceptively coerced into creating special status for the kind of sex desired by a very small percentage of citizens.
Those who prefer homosexuality have long been free (in every State) as consenting adults to live in same-sex relationships. They have also had the same laws to protect them from abuse that cover the rest of society.
Now the high court has chosen to make the kind of sex people desire a civil right. None of this about discrimination because discrimination (of the civil rights kind) injures people for what they are by nature not for the sex they desire.
Four justices on the Supreme Court gave the entire nation a radical redefinition of the institution of marriage and family. Prepare now for significant social unrest in our nation.