Marriage and Family
by FG. Posted here for: June 28, 2015.
Kate Millet, well-known writer, activist, and author of the 1970 book Sexual Politics said:
"The complete destruction of traditional marriage and the nuclear family is the 'revolutionary or utopian' goal of feminism."
Gloria Steinem, feminist, author, and one of the co-founders of Ms Magazine said:
"We have to abolish and reform the institution of marriage. [. . .] By the year 2000, we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God. [. . .] We must understand what we are attempting is a revolution, not a public relations movement."
Helen Sullinger, co-author of the manifesto, Declaration on Feminism said:
"[W]e know [marriage] is the institution that has failed us and we must work to destroy it."
Judith Stacey, sociology professor at New York University's Center of the Study of Gender and Sexuality (she is noted for her research with gay and lesbian families) says:
"The family is a concept derived from faulty theoretical premises and an imperialistic logic, which even at its hight never served the best interests of women, their children, or even many man. [. . .] The family is dead."
Shulamith FIrestone, author of The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution said:
"The family is [. . .] directly connected to -- is even the cause of -- the ills of the larger society."
Michael Swift, homosexual activist and author of The Gay Manifesto said:
"The family unit -- spawning ground of lies, betrayals, mediocrity, hypocrisy and violence -- will be abolished. The family unit, which only dampens imagination and curbs free will, must be eliminated."
He also said:
"We shall sodomize your sons, emblems of your feeble masculinity, your shallow dreams and vulgar lies. We shall seduce them in your schools, in your dormitories, in your gymnasiums, in your locker rooms, in your sports arenas, in your seminaries, in your youth groups, in your movie theater bathrooms, in your army bunkhouses, in your truck stops, in your all-male clubs, in your houses of Congress, wherever men are with men together. Your sons will become our minions and o our bidding. They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us."
Lenore Walker, author of the 1979 book The Battered Woman said:
"[P]sychotherapists must encourage breaking the family apart."
Ellen Willis, political essayist, journalist, and pop music critic said:
"The objective of every feminist reform, from legal abortion to the ERA [Equal Rights Amendment] to child-care programs, is to undermine traditional family values."
Paula Ettelbrick, former legal director of the Lamdda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission said:
"Being queer means pushing the parameters of sex, sexuality, and family, and in the process, transforming the very fabric of society. [. . .] We must keep our eyes on the goal [. . .] of radically reordering society's views of reality."
Steve Warren, spokesman for the homosexual group ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) said:
"We [homosexuals] have captured the liberal extablishment and the press. We have already beaten you on a number of battlefields. And we have the spirit of the age on our side. You have neither the faith nor the strength to fight us, so you might as well surrender now."
In 1996, Barack Obama wrote:
"I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages."
In 1998, Barack Obama wrote responses to a number of questions: Did he favor legalizing same-sex marriage? "Undecided." Would he support a bill to repeal Illinois legislation prohibiting same-sex marriage? "Undecided." Would he co-sponsor it? "Undecided."
In 2008, Barack Obama said:
"I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage."
In 2012, Barack Obama said:
"At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married."
Immediately after the Supreme Court ruling June 26, 2015 that all states must allow same-sex marriage, Barack Obama tweeted:
"Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else."
(Note: Gays and lesbians have always had the right to marry, as long as the marriage contains one man and one woman.)
It seems the destruction of the institution of marriage is nearly complete. In spite of clear and concise wording in the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ("The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people"), five members of the Supreme Court decided they were able to see something in the Constitution that isn't there. Something that will not only eviscerate marriage, but will strike a serious blow to religion as well.
How can churches preach that same-sex marriage is forbidden, when it's now considered the law of the land? Either churches must refute what the Bible says or preach what's against the law. The outcome can only be disruption, weakening, and eventual collapse of religion.
And of course the adverse effect on the family will be extensive.
TFP Student Action (a project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property) lists 10 reasons why homosexual "marriage" is harmful and must be opposed.
1. It is not marriage (calling a turnip a rose does not make it a rose).
The Family Research Council has another list:
2. It violates Natural Law.
3. It always denies a child either a father or a mother.
4. It validates and promotes the homosexual lifestyle.
5. It turns a moral wrong into a civil right.
6. It does not create a family but a naturally sterile union.
7. It defeats the state's purpose of benefiting marriage.
8. It imposes its acceptance on all society.
9. It ss the cutting edge of the sexual revolution.
10. It offends God.
1. Taxpayers, consumers, and businesses will be forced to subsidize homosexual relationships.
The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children lists 14 reasons same-sex marriage is a bad idea:
2. Schools will teach that homosexual relationships are identical to heterosexual ones.
3. Freedom of conscience and religious liberty will be threatened.
4. Fewer people will marry.
5. Fewer people will remain monogamous and sexually faithful.
6. Fewer people will remain married for a lifetime.
7. Fewer children will be raised by a married mother and father.
8. More children will grow up fatherless.
9. Birth rates will fall.
10. Demands for legalization of polygamy will grow.
1. As marriage is redefined to accommodate same-sex couples, this reinforces the idea that marriage is irrelevant to parenthood.
Five black-robed justices have now decided for over 325 million of us that gay marriage is legal throughout the land. Marriage has always been between a man and a woman (by definition!) for thousands upon thousands of years, but in a period of a few months, these black-robed geniuses have decided they know better. They decided definitions don't matter, benefits to children from a mother and father don't matter, the disintegration of the family doesn't matter. They decided they would rule to define marriage anew, to make gay marriage universal.
2. Same-sex marriage leads to the casualisation of heterosexual unions and separation of marriage and parenthood.
3. Spain saw a pronounced acceleration in the decline of marriage following the introduction of same-sex marriage (same-sex marriage was introduced at the same time as the 'express divorce bill').
4. Across all countries analyzed, no causal link has been established to support the idea that same-sex marriage prevents marital decline.
5. In the move to same-sex marriage, opposite-sex relationships have to conform to gay norms rather than vice-versa.
6. A publicly-professed, legal partnership does not prevent homosexual couples from breaking up more frequently than married heterosexual couples.
7. Experience with same-sex partnerships/marriage legislation tends to suggest that availability is all, and participation more or less irrelevant to sexual minorities.
8. Same-sex marriage may be the end-game of long-running anti-marriage, anti-family policy typified by Sweden.
9. Same-sex marriage may begin the process of severing marriage from family in otherwise family-friendly societies such as Spain and the Netherlands.
10. Same-sex marriage triggers dismemberment of family structures in family-friendly societies.
11. Marriage -- the permanent, exclusive union of one man and one woman -- is the basis of the family, the fundamental group unit of society. Upholding marriage is therefore in everyone's interests.
12. Marriage as an institution protects children, both born and unborn. Statistics show that unborn children are much safer within marriage than outside marriage.
13. Same-sex marriage lacks basic elements of true marriage -- e.g. the complementary sexual difference between spouses necessary for the procreation and healthy upbringing of children.
14. Same-sex marriage represents an attempt to redefine marriage, thus undermining marriage. This undermining lessens the protection for unborn children which true marriage provides.
If their action harms children, so be it. If it harms the family, so be it. If it interferes with religion, so be it. If it becomes at odds with freedom of speech, so be it. Why should they care about these little factors, when they have an agenda to attend to. They can't be bothered with a literal interpretation of the Constitution. It's a living constitution, don't you know. It can mean whatever they want it to mean.
This American Republic was founded on the idea that our society will forever be governed by laws and not by men. Well, that's just a little too inconvenient for those black-robed justices. When the laws don't align with liberal objectives and desires, well, the laws be damned!
The Supreme Court ruling now in effect will weaken and destabilize the American family, the foundation upon which all our society is dependent. Vladimir Lenin once observed: "[If you] destroy the family, you destroy the country." Is that the underlying objective of those black-robed justices?
Other articles of interest:
Glenn Beck Says Gay Marriage Ruling 'Is Going to Change Everything'.
Heartland Institute Experts React to Obamacare Decision by Supreme Court.
Gay Marriage Still Doesn't Exist, No Matter What the Supreme Court Says.
The Negative Effects of Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage.
Same-Sex Marriage Is Harmful to Children.
Harmful Effects of Gay Marriage in Society.
Why Gay Marriage Is a Bad Idea.
Why Same-Sex Marriage Is Bad for Children.
Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting.
Love Isn't Enough: 5 Reasons Why
Same-Sex Marriage Will Harm Children.
Gay Marriage Incompatible with Religious Freedom.
How Could Gay Marriage Harm Anyone?
Gay Marriage: Even Liberals Know It's Bad.
Top 10 Reasons Why Gay Marriage Is Wrong.
Why same-sex marriage is a really bad idea.
Five Reasons to Oppose Gay Marriage.
Advocates of Same-Sex Marriage Are Wrong to Claim It Poses No Risk to the Marriage Ecosystem.
Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay 'Marriage' in Federal Court.
Why Gay 'Marriage Equality' Is Bad for America and Hurts Children.
Bad Things Happen to Children When Marriage is Redefined.
Getting the Facts: Same-Sex Marriage.
Here Are the 11 Most Devastating Quotes from John Roberts' Gay Marriage Dissent.
5 Implications of the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision.
Here's What Supreme Court Says about Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom.
What Employers Need to Know about Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling.
15 Reasons 'Marriage Equality' Is about Neither Marriage Nor Equality.