Monday, July 11, 2005

Homosexual Marriage Revisited

It is amazing at how blind we can be to that which is right in our face. Dr. Bryce Christensen’s article, linked by the title of this post, points out that the homosexual marriage debacle should be viewed not so much as a radical challenge to traditional marriage, but an attempted last blow to the vestiges of what used to be a good and holy covenant.

In decades past, there was about a 5% divorce rate, or about one in twenty marriages that ended in divorce. This was because marriage was treated as a cooperative attempt between two adults of different genders with the goal of raising children, with all of the requisite hard work and sacrifice to accomplish said goal. Because of the societal changes since those times, the tradition of marriage has been dealt an increasing number of blows until now, when marriage is all too often defined as “two heterosexual people of opposite genders pursuing their careers, having sex, and storing their possessions under the same roof for as long as they both care to live together”.

Given what passes for marriage today, it is little wonder that homosexuals are now attacking it. The time to kick your enemy is when he is lying on the ground, not when he is standing strong. Christensen sums it up when he states the following:
… commentators miss the point when they oppose homosexual marriage on the grounds that it "would undermine traditional understandings of marriage." It is only because traditional understandings of marriage have already been severely undermined that homosexuals are now laying claim to it.

This is truly an enlightening article and I strongly encourage you to read it. Many thanks to Jerry McClellan for his own post about this article.


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