Monthly Archives: February 2012

Military Chaplains and Gay Marriage

At this point I have addressed most of the major issues that have led me to be an unfailing conservative.  I have a pretty busy life, with three kids, and I didn’t start this blog with the intent of continually updating it.  I just went through and thoroughly documented my perspective on all the major issues, and I wanted to have that available to others.  Overall, my intent was  to explain that there are good reasons why Conservatives believe the things they do.  And to dispel common assumptions, like; conservatives are rich, and are simply conservative because they want to keep their money and keep the poor people poor, conservatives are racists, bigots, hate the working class, love war, hate the Earth, gay people and animals, cling to their Bibles, are Nazis wanting to force their morals on everyone else and are conspiracy theorists.  I don’t know if I have actually accomplished that, but that is my goal.

My most popular posts by far have been the posts dealing with homosexual marriage.  The discussion has shifted so much in the past couple of decades.  The argument used to be, “Just let us get married, it won’t effect anyone.”  Right?  “Just mind your own business, stay out of our bedrooms.”  (As though marriage has any effect on what happens in homosexual’s bedrooms.)  “My marriage to the person I love doesn’t have any effect on you.”  A lot of people believed it.  For years they just kept pounding away that it is nobody’s business, it doesn’t bother anyone, and that it’s fair.  People who said, “No, it will effect others, these things will happen” were laughed at, called ‘extremists’ and ‘bigots’, and everyone else was assured those things will never happen.

Well, now we’re seeing ‘those things’ happen.  And now the response is, “Who cares?”  The response is, “That’s okay.  There’s nothing wrong with that.”

The response now is:  There is nothing wrong with first graders being taught that gender isn’t genetic, it’s how you feel.  There’s nothing wrong with first graders being taught that people can fall in love with someone of the same gender.  There is nothing wrong with a school teacher recommending sites with gay pornography.  There is nothing wrong with teachers describing lesbian sex to students.  There is nothing wrong with teens being referred to resources such as Columbia University’s Web site Go Ask Alice, which explores topics like “doggie-style” and other positions, “sadomasochistic sex play,” phone sex, oral sex with braces, fetishes, porn stars, vibrators and bestiality. There is nothing wrong with books being recommended to school children with the following description: “Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between preschoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air,”  There is nothing wrong with giving condoms to 11 year olds.

This is a partial list, but feel free to read through everything else children these days are being exposed to in taxpayer funded schools:

If I’m a bigot for thinking this is wrong, so be it.  I will proudly take that label if it’s used to describe people who think children should not be taught these things .  I do not want my children exposed to half these things, and other half I want to teach them myself, when I think they are ready.  I think most of these things are revolting and wrong, and they are being opening taught as a direct result of the progress the GLBT lobby has made in normalizing their behaviors.  Children are being taught that nothing is indescent.  Nothing is wrong.  Nothing is immoral.  There are no standards.  In California and Massachusetts parents have been told that they cannot remove their child or receive notification because homosexual marriage is legal.

So, maybe you don’t have kids.  Maybe it doesn’t bother you that kids are being taught about bestiality and anal sex and the like.  What if you’re just a standard person, going about your life, and you suddenly find that your distaste for homosexual marriage has cost you your job or livelihood.  The case with Eliane Photography has received a lot of attention.  Eliane received a letter requesting she photograph a lesbian couple’s ‘commitment ceremony.’  She responded: “We do not photograph same-sex weddings. But thanks for checking out our site! Have a great day!”

Now, in this age of acceptance and equality, we can’t have that.  If a woman belongs to a religion that teaches homosexuality is wrong, and wants to choose not to be involved in a ceremony she finds immoral, then she should definitely be forced into it, right?  This is all about freedom.  Freedom to force people with outdated morals to accept, promote and be involved in things they believe are wrong.  This lesbian couple can’t just find a photographer that wants to photograph their wedding.  Nope, they sue.  Upon receiving the letter (the entirety of which you read) one said she felt, “”A variety of emotions,” she said, holding back tears. “There was a shock and anger and fear. … We were planning a very happy day for us, and we’re being met with hatred. That’s how it felt.”

This wouldn’t be a big deal, except that they sued, and the photographer lost.  Her right to practice her religion was trumped by ‘civil rights’.  And that’s the conclusion of the other side.  She should have lost, because she was breaking civil rights laws.  The manta, “Our marriage doesn’t effect anyone but us,” suddenly becomes, “You comply to our desires or you’re infringing our civil rights.”  This was just one of many instances.  Religious institutions are being sued for not letting homosexuals perform ‘marriage’ ceremonies on their property.  A doctor was sued for not performing artificial insemination for a lesbian.  A counselor was fired for not providing relationship counseling for a lesbian couple.  A private, religious, college was found to be violating civil rights when it didn’t allow homosexual couples in their married housing.  Gay ‘marriage’ advocates will pick each example apart and explain why each is okay.  It’s okay for the psychologist to loose her job.  It’s okay for the state to force religious colleges to change their policies.  It’s okay.  I simply believe it is not.  It is not okay to force religious individuals to perform acts they feel are immoral.  That’s what religious freedom is.