This post was written originally in October 2008 as a response to the initial Prop 8 balloting and every year is still the most visited site on my blog. The interest in same-sex marriage exists because of the ongoing debate on whether to legalize it or not. With both Prop 8 and DOMA now defeated, the tide is turning and growing for the support of gay marriage and homosexuality in general. As for me and my blog, nothing is changing as I will always stand for the truth of God’s word which declares homosexuality as sin but saddened as this country just appears to have more in common with Sodom and Gomorrah than not.
The articles below are loaded with arguments and statistical data that support marriage between a man and a woman and expose the negatives of homosexuality. Also listed below are articles that write about the spiritual, socio-political, and medical consequences of homosexual sex, a topic that political correctness has managed to keep hidden from the airwaves and most media.
As the debate continues and more and more people become convinced that to “love” all people means to accept the aberrant behavior of the homosexual, the need for beneficial information abounds. Real facts regarding the negative effects of same-sex unions and how it affects not only individuals, but communities and even entire cultures becomes sought after, resulting in blogs such as this one whose most popular articles are the result of searches for “negative effects of homosexuality.” This blog post will continue to be updated with new and relevant news.
Read, contemplate, meditate and freely share your thoughts!
Homosexual relationships cannot satisfy the purposes of marriage – by Bryan Fischer
Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting. Remember the book “Heather has two Mommies” that indoctrinated our children into homosexuality in many of our schools? That same Heather is now a married mom of four children and shares her emptiness on being raised without a father in spite of having two very loving lesbian moms. Essay taken from The Federalist online magazine.
10 Reasons Why Homosexual “Marriages” are harmful and must be opposed. - Written by the TFP Student Action, a project of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property. (Excellent video on this page)
Statistical data and research
What happens to marriage and families when the law recognises “Same-Sex Marriage”? (pdf) Compelling statistics from European countries where same-sex marriage is legalized. Give specific examples on the negative effects of same-sex marriage. From the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children: https://www.spuc.org.uk/news/releases/2013/march02
Yes, Marriage Will Change – and Here’s How – by Mark Regnerus is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.
Same-Sex Marriage: Not in the Best Interest of Children – by Trayce Hansen, Ph.D who is a licensed psychologist with a clinical and forensic practice. Originally published 2009. (The forward of this article by Dr. Hansen explains that gay activists were successful in getting articles such as hers expunged from the CAMFT (The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) journal after a special publication was published that had both opinions – for and against same-sex marriage. Read the forward for detailed info regarding an example of further loss of freedom of speech by those who oppose homosexuality.)
Love Isn’t Enough: 5 Reasons Why Same-Sex Marriage Harms Children – by Trayce Hansen, Ph.D who is a licensed psychologist with a clinical and forensic practice. Originally published 2009.
Why Marriage Matters by Brad Wilcox (& colleagues) - 30 conclusions from the Social Sciences in why cohabitation instead of divorce is the worse threat to families today. The greatest benefit of children social scientists have gathered have been in households with a married mother and father.
The Top Ten Harms of Same-Sex “Marriage” (pdf) – Family Research Council
What same-sex “marriage” has done to Massachusetts (also in pdf) – by Bruce Camenker, updated June 2012 – a powerful booklet shared online that exposes the shocking changes that have taken place throughout Massachusetts since gay marriage has been ruled legal.
Christian Persecution and Same-Sex Marriage
Gay marriage incompatible with religious freedom – List of businesses by Christians affected by same-sex marriage acceptance in 2013. Just a small picture of the loss of religious freedoms that many businesses of today are experiencing.
Retired Los Angeles Deputy turned evangelist arrested in London for preaching against homosexuality – a sign of things to come in America?
Court Decisions and Christian Responses to Same-sex marriages in general
Prop 8, DOMA, and the Christian Response – by Ed Stetzer
What Is the Gospel Response to the Prop. 8 Decision? – Christianity Today, with responses from Christians from a variety of backgrounds.
How can gay marriage hurt anyone? – by Matt Slick, Christian Apologist
How Christians Have Partnered With Gays to Attack Marriage - by Ronald J. Sider who is the president of Evangelicals for Social Action and professor of theology, holistic ministry and public policy at Palmer Seminary of Eastern University in Wynnewood, Pa.
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. is the founder and President of the Ruth Institute
Explains the two competing views of marriage – one traditional/natural and the other recreational/consumer-based
Updated 1/21/2013 – see post on this site: Obama on Gay marriage in Inaugural Speech: the sad state of Christianity in America. President Obama has thrown his support to gay marriage – after swearing on three different bibles. Article meant more for Christians than non-Christians but an important read for anyone interested. Confirms what has been written below that soon gay relationships will be seen as “normal.” The more normalized homosexuality becomes, the more demonized bible believing Christians become.
June 21, 2012 — For Immediate Release
The Harmful Agenda Behind ‘LGBT Pride’ Parades
Perverse parades advocate intolerant laws punishing people who disagree
Sacramento, California — The homosexual-bisexual-transsexual parades occurring in cities in California and around the nation are harmful to both children and adults, says a veteran children and families organization.
“‘LGBT Pride’ means roping children into unhealthy and unnatural homosexual-bisexual-transsexual lifestyles, and eliminating the God-given, constitutional rights of everyone who disagrees,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, which promotes moral virtues for the common good. “You can’t support so-called ‘gay rights’ and at the same time support free speech, religious freedom, or freedom of association, because these concocted ‘gay rights’ are trampling people’s true constitutional rights.”
In California, the “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” agenda is firmly entrenched in state statutes and court rulings. As a result, so-called “LGBT rights” trump other people’s constitutional rights:
1. GONE — Religious freedom, conscience rights: Under threat of a $150,000 penalty, business owners and property owners cannot decline to hire or rent to homosexuals, bisexuals, or transsexuals despite an owner’s religious or moral conscience: Homosexuality and bisexuality — AB 1001 and AB 1670 (1999); cross-dressing and “sex changes” — AB 196 (2003), AB 887 (2011)
2. GONE — Parents’ rights: A raft of “LGBT” laws in K-12 government schools has largely eliminated the requirement of parental permission for teaching children these sexual subjects. See the several “LGBT” laws that override parental consent
3. GONE — Physicians’ rights: You can’t be a doctor in California and for religious/moral reasons, refuse artificial insemination to a lesbian: “Doctors’ faith must yield to gays’ rights, court says”
4. GONE — Right of association: Owners of businesses and clubs are prohibited from exercising their First Amendment right of association regarding homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality: AB 2900 (2004), AB 1400 (2005), Bernardo Heights Country Club (2005)
Freedom of religion and freedom of assembly (association) are enshrined in the United States Constitution and the California Constitution. The fundamental right of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their children has been repeatedly affirmed by the United States Supreme Court. Yet “LGBT” statutory laws in California have been allowed to trump constitutional freedom of religion and freedom of association, as well as infringe upon fundamental parental rights. In contrast, homosexual-bisexual-transsexual “rights” are in neither the state constitution nor federal constitution. In addition, these sexual behaviors do not qualify for “civil rights” status, which is categorically limited to characteristics that are immutable — not changeable, as homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality have demonstrated themselves to be.
“In California, religious rights, moral rights, parental rights, business owner rights, property owner rights, physicians’ rights, and the right of association are being trampled by the intolerant ‘LGBT’ agenda,” Thomasson said. “And despite their lust for dominion and their incessant attacks on other persons’ constitutional rights, the homosexual-bisexual-transsexual activists deceive themselves and others by claiming to be ‘victims’ of peaceful people who have a conscience on these sexual behaviors. But who’s trampling whom? American rights or so-called ‘gay rights’ — you can’t have both, because the latter eliminates the former.”
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SaveCalifornia.com is a leading West Coast nonprofit, nonpartisan organization standing strong for moral virtues for the common good. We represent children and families in the areas of marriage and family, parental rights, the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, financial freedom, and back-to-basics education.