Same-Sex Marriage – a Viewpoint

same-sex marriage

I hate to sound like someone living in the past but I find something greatly disturbing about same-sex marriage. Granted, I’m not on any bandwagon against it; I don’t campaign in the street at a little table passing out leaflets.

But I think of the Roman Civilization and when it was going downhill; there was an accompanying rise in homosexuality. Every great civilization on its way out will trend toward this great change in relationships between the sexes.

Please understand I am not trying to save the world by pushing my own view of this area of life; I’m simply observing what’s occurring, based on what has occurred in the past several centuries. Nor am I shunning homosexuals in any way; they have every right to live as well as anyone else.

I’m not even against they’re having children. There’s plenty of very unhappy, disturbed children coming out of heterosexual families. As well, I’ve seen some very happy, very loved children in gay families. The bottom line is – how much does that couple love the child?

However, I cringe at the idea of gay marriage because I simply cannot see marriage other than between a man and a woman; anything else is a travesty, a joke. I do agree, though, they should be entitled to the same legal rights as straight people, especially when there are children involved.

Getting more to my point, the world is like a giant organism. The individual, as one, single organism, is trying to survive as best he/she can. We try to eat well; sleep well; make money; take care of our families; do a good job, etc.

However, all too tragically, in many cases, people get sick and too old to take care of themselves; they lose their purpose in life. In short, time to pack it in. As a result, the organism will start to break down, literally, because it decided to.

What is actually happening is this organism is making room for a new organism to enter the scene and go through the same cycle of birth on through to death.

On a much grander scale, the planet is doing the same thing. It has gone on for so many centuries and for various reasons, including or possibly mostly due to, the shocking and unrestrained rise of evil in this world, it is folding up and dying.

You may wonder what I’m saying here; what does this viewpoint have to do with same-sex marriage?

Well, when an organism is dying, it stops procreating. Can’t argue with that, right? Well, if you apply this concept to the world, you might see how much procreation is in deep trouble these days.

Take abortion. I’m not going to say there aren’t legitimate reasons for a woman to have an abortion; I’m not on a bandwagon about that either. But when a law is being considered which would allow a baby to be aborted after it’s born, I would say, for this reason alone, this planet is on its way out.

Then there’s psychiatric drugs which are deliberately being used to make people insane, zombies or simply dead.  Another blow at procreation.

Let’s take another insidious plan to do away with much of the population – genetically modified foods.  They have been proven to destroy fertility in many women or cause premature births. How many babies will be born in that scenario? In fact, the rate of miscarriages has gone up dramatically.

This leads me to my last example which is that if there is a great rise in homosexuality, there are less babies born. Simple.

Again, I am not trying to ban gay people so we will have more babies; that‘s not the point. I’m saying that by transferring the sanctity of marriage onto homosexuals, we are making something sacred which does not put a future civilization there through the birth of children. Marriage between a man and a woman is actually a very practical arrangement because it does give us a future civilization.

There’s far too much attention on the issue of gay marriage; I choose not to pay any attention to it, other than what I’ve written here and to make my point.

However, by putting my thoughts down, I’ve come to realize fully what is important. And that is: every person I come in contact with is an awesome being, regardless of their sexual preference. Every one of us needs love, guidance, care, friendship. That’s really all that matters. You can’t save the whole planet or change it except by seeing who is in front of you. I mean the real person.

Same-sex marriage or not, if we did that, the world would get better miraculously – a viewpoint you can accept or reject as you have every right to.

(op-ed)

Written by Lucille Femine

8 Responses to Same-Sex Marriage – a Viewpoint

  1. Jasna January 9, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Zach – you should be ashamed for being a hysterical heterophobe. Not every person is going to approve of your lifestyle. Deal with it. It isn’t an outdated view either – it is just that most people are either too polite or intimidated by the PC police to voice their true opinions. I think you need to look up the definition of the word “rant” again too.

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  2. Susanne Oberhauser-Hirschoff October 2, 2013 at 1:42 am

    Ah if it was that simple. Did you know the german baby boom was coincident with a rise in stork population?

    First, every civilization that gives education to women, affordable health care to all and minimum wages that feed a family is going down to slightly above two babies per mother. That is the natural procreation rate in secure and stable societies.

    See Hans Rosling’s great TED talk on Religions and Babies:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_religions_and_babies.html.

    It has nothing to do with faith or lack hereof, or the evolution of family and marriage into what we currently see in secure societies around the planet.

    Second, the downfall of Rome was due to the greed and decadence of irresponsible abuse of wealth. The downfall or Rome was all about money and amusement by exploiting the weak, the poor, the underprivileged. It was about plain sex and drugs without love, without responsibility, without values, it was greed extended to a most precious and personal thing we have, sexuality.

    So in ancient Rome “homosexuality” was simply polygamy and sex consumption extended anything a man can put his thing into, including boys *used* for that.

    How can anybody confuse that with the loving, caring, re spectful relationships in gay marriage or gay families?? That’s plain insulting :(

    Today our decadence problems again are greed and exploitation and inequality: Not money makes the world go ’round. Love does, and our efforts for a safer world. Money is just a means to an end.

    Pope Francis seems getting this right btw, and he’s setting priorities accordingly, countering injustice, inequality, greed, exploitation. I hope and pray God gives him to time further the Aggiornamento of the church.

    PS: unlike the stork population which really grew in the ‘baby boom’, same sex attraction is neither rising nor falling. It’s just daring to come out of the closet in safer societies. Gay marriage and gay families are indicating a more secure world, something you want to have. Now the next Big Thing to avoid decadence is education in the best sense of the word: food for the mind and the souls.

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  3. Guy Herrington October 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Yeah… lack of procreation is a real problem… what is the population of the planet again? Did you ever stop and think that maybe all the things you are talking about are caused by over-population?

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    • Susanne Oberhauser-Hirschoff October 2, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Ah if it was that simple. Did you know the german baby boom was coincident with a rise in stork population?

      First, every civilization that gives education to women, affordable health care to all and minimum wages that feed a family is going down to slightly above two babies per mother. That is the natural procreation rate in secure and stable societies.

      See Hans Rosling’s great TED talk on Religions and Babies:
      http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_religions_and_babies.html.

      It has nothing to do with faith or lack hereof, or the evolution of family and marriage into what we currently see in secure societies around the planet.

      Second, the downfall of Rome was due to the greed and decadence of irresponsible abuse of wealth. The downfall or Rome was all about money and amusement by exploiting the weak, the poor, the underprivileged. It was about plain sex and drugs without love, without responsibility, without values, it was greed extended to a most precious and personal thing we have, sexuality.

      So in ancient Rome “homosexuality” was simply polygamy and sex consumption extended anything a man can put his thing into, including boys *used* for that.

      How can anybody confuse that with the loving, caring, re spectful relationships in gay marriage or gay families?? That’s plain insulting :(

      Today our decadence problems again are greed and exploitation and inequality: Not money makes the world go ’round. Love does, and our efforts for a safer world. Money is just a means to an end.

      Pope Francis seems getting this right btw, and he’s setting priorities accordingly, countering injustice, inequality, greed, exploitation. I hope and pray God gives him to time further the Aggiornamento of the church.

      PS: unlike the stork population which really grew in the ‘baby boom’, same sex attraction is neither rising nor falling. It’s just daring to come out of the closet in safer societies. Gay marriage and gay families are indicating a more secure world, something you want to have. Now the next Big Thing to avoid decadence is education in the best sense of the word: food for the mind and the souls.

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  4. brtbrkr September 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

    It should be noted that at the end of the Roman Empire Christianity was also on the rise…..

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  5. John S. September 30, 2013 at 3:30 am

    “Every great civilization on its way out will trend toward this great change in relationships between the sexes.”
    Do you actually have any evidence for this extremely loaded statement? Name 5 civilisations out of the hundreds from human history that have shown an increase in homosexuality when it is “on its way out”? Can you quote any actual historians or other experts that support your view of homosexuality increase in ancient
    Rome when it was falling?

    “But when a law is being considered which would allow a baby to be aborted after it’s born, I would say, for this reason alone, this planet is on its way out.”
    You do realize that the vast majority of nations haven’t legalized abortion so you can hardly argue that it is causing the planet to be on the way out, while I’m not sure if I would support abortion after a child is born (I would certainly support it while it is still a fetus) the vast majority of abortion laws do not consider this as an option, so your argument that abortion will end our species is completely inaccurate.

    “It has gone on for so many centuries and for various reasons, including or possibly mostly due to, the shocking and unrestrained rise of evil in this world, it is folding up and dying”
    You mean evil like homosexuality and abortion? Seriously? These issues aren’t a threat to the existence of humanity, the human population is actually do big to deal with now (millions suffer in poverty) so a decrease in population in SOME areas would be a welcome change.

    “There’s far too much attention on the issue of gay marriage; I choose not to pay any attention to it, other than what I’ve written here and to make my point”
    The reason that their is so much attention on it is that not having the same rights as the rest of the population causes strong feelings of inferiority, that their is something wrong with you or that you’re love is ‘different’ to that of straight couples-all of which are false. I know this because I have experienced it as a bisexual person. Marriage equality is needed to increase the mental health of the LGBT community especially among youth. You may think there is far to much attention upon marriage equality but for the people who suffer under inequality nothing will be enough until full equality is achieved.

    “every person I come in contact with is an awesome being, regardless of their sexual preference. Every one of us needs love, guidance, care, friendship. That’s really all that matters. You can’t save the whole planet or change it except by seeing who is in front of you. I mean the real person”
    This is the one part of your article that I agree with, it is great that you believe this and clearly shows you aren’t bigoted in any way, this message is something the world needs more. The tone of your article seems to suggest you are being genuine and have good intentions, but I would encourage you to continue “seeing who is in front of you” more particularly with those who are gay/bi as it will enlighten you more about who we are and that our love is equal to yours.

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  6. Jack R September 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    A trend? What are you, crazy? Gay people are INNATELY gay. More people have been gay lately because the dying of your religion has allowed for more social equality for people who have been/continue to be silenced by your church.

    Also, it shouldn’t matter if you “cringe” at it. This isn’t about YOU or your sad, miniature little world. This is about other people being able to do what they want to do with their lives in a way that does not, and should not, impact you at all.

    Grow up. And you do sound like you’re living in the past…

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  7. Zach Schafferius September 29, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I imagine the backlash to this article will not be good, so I will spare you from a rant about how disgusting, illogical and down right stupid I find it.
    The notion that ‘more babies will be born’ if gay marriage isn’t legalised has not real standing. I would have thought it would lead to more same-sex couples using IVF/adoption because having a legal or ‘official’ marriage will surely allow gay couples to perceive themselves as a more ‘stable’ family unit.
    The only possible relationship I can foresee between ‘less babies being born’ and the legalisation of same-sex marriage involves further discrimination of gay people to the point where they choose not to come out, marry (unhappily) someone of the opposite sex and potentially being more likely to procreate because they do not have to go through the expensive and often arduous process of IVF or adoption. If you are going to use that line of thinking, then you are a nasty, nasty person. Do you long for a world where gays choose to live unhappy, repressed lives? Do you wish they’d just bury their homosexual feelings and deceive someone of the opposite sex into marrying them because society expects it?
    This article is ridiculous, it is rude, offensive, dumb, and you must either be a sad little journalist who is merely trying to churn out ridiculous articles purely for the shock value, or else you are just a sad, homophobic, mean person.

    Also: if you really believe same sex marriage is a ‘joke’ because two men or two women cannot ‘naturally’ procreate together, then you are a fool. Same-Sex Marriage is about recognising that the love two gay men or two lesbian women feel for each other is no different or of lesser value than the love a heterosexual man and woman share, and therefore it should not be given a lesser legal or social standing simply because they cannot have a baby on their own. Despite whatever warped intentions you had when writing this article, it is simply homophobic and you should be ashamed of yourself for holding such narrow minded and outdated views.

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