It is being sold by the media that support for same-sex marriage in Ireland is at a 2 to 1 margin. Many Irish Christian evangelicals are concerned about the results of the upcoming gay marriage referendum. The argument that LGBT activists are using is that by granting same-sex marriage, everyone will be equal. The fact of the matter is that the equality argument does not make sense.
Marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman. This means that homosexuals are equal with heterosexuals, and are not being denied the “right” to marry, because they can legally marry the opposite-sex. What is under question here is not “equality,” but rather the cultural norm.
Those who oppose same-sex marriage use the “every child deserves a mother and a father,” but their argument is also flawed. While having a baby in wedlock is best for that child, not everyone who is straight gets married to have children.
It comes down to the following: are you a loving person, or are you a hateful person?
If you are a loving person, you care about the well-being and livelihood of everyone. Pro-gay marriage advocates have often questioned, “Why should you care if two people of the same-sex get married?” The answer is simple; I love. Caring is loving, though it has been misconstrued as something different.
It is a medical fact that homosexual behavior is harmful to those who practice it, therefore if you truly love everyone, you will not support changing the definition of marriage which will promote homosexuality.
Harms of Homosexuality
- Depression: LGBTs are more likely than heterosexual students to report high levels of drug use, feelings of depression, suicidal behaviors, and suicide attempts.
- Oral Intercourse Can Cause Throat Cancer: American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Otis Brawley, MD found that oral sex has been linked to throat cancer.
- Male Homosexual Sex Can Cause Death: 90% of men who have sex with men engage in anal sex. The anus was designed to hold feces; MSM can cause uncontrollable bowls. Tissue inside the anus is not as well protected as the outer area. This can cause tearing of the tissue, and because the anus is also full of bacteria, it can spread infection. It has also been linked to cancer through the papillomavirus which can result in death.
If you vote yes on May 22, this is the behavior that you are saying that you support and believe needs to be promoted. Anyone who is truly loving, and compassionate about the well-being of all people could not possibly support nor encourage others to practice such behavior.
Christians Will Lose Their Businesses
The media is also letting on that same-sex marriage does not harm anyone. This is not true. I live in America where 37 states have legalized same-sex marriage, including my own. As a result, Christian business owners and members religious organization, who are involved in the wedding industry (such as bakers, photographers, florists and ministers), have felt uncomfortable with providing their services to such events and have civilly declined to provide such services. Because the LGBT movement has used same-sex marriage as leverage to implement “non-discrimination” legislation, LGBT activists have used those laws to shut down faith-based companies.
Corruption of Kids
Homosexuality will be further promoted in the media and promoted to kids. Disney Channel U.S. is starting a children’s television show that is about a young kid coming out to his parents to promote homosexuality to its younger viewers.
This is what will happen to Ireland if you legalize gay marriage. If you truly love homosexuals, care about them by not encouraging them to live unhealthy lifestyles. Vote no on June 22.