Glenn Beck has proclaimed that legalized homosexual marriage wouldn’t harm America; Ann Coulter has agreed to speak at the pseudo-Republican group GOProud’s “Homocon” ; Grover Norquist, Tucker Carlson, and Margaret Hoover have formally endorsed homosexual activist organizations and their political goals; Indiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, Mitch Daniels, has called for a “truce” on the “social issues,” suggesting homosexual marriage is not an “existential” issue; and alleged homosexual Mark Kirk may win a Senate seat—Mark Kirk who supports virtually all homosexuality-affirming legislation, including so-called “hate crimes” legislation, the “Employment Non-Discrimination Act,” the “Safe Schools Improvement Act,” and the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”
True conservatives need to rethink their cowardly refusal to address the inherent immorality of homosexual practice and their deeply flawed strategy of calling for a moratorium on “social issues.” It’s astonishing that any thinking person could view as non-existential the radical redefinition of marriage and the implications it has for First Amendment speech and religious liberties as well as for parental rights and public education.
If those issues are not sufficient to convince conservatives of the importance of vigorously and publicly opposing the unproven, non-factual beliefs and policy initiatives of the pro-homosexual movement, here are three other points to consider:
- Once homosexuality-affirming policies are enacted, they will become nigh unto impossible to reverse.
- As with all legislation, homosexuality-affirming legislation will contribute in substantive ways to shaping the moral views of Americans.
- Liberals, “progressives” and radicals will never take a holiday from imposing their moral and political agenda regarding homosexuality and Gender Identity Disorder on all of America.
There was something profoundly good for society about the prior stigmatization of homosexual practice and all other immoral behaviors. When men and women were ashamed of homosexuality and cross-dressing (along with fornication and cavalier divorce), there was less of it.
We should be ashamed of all sin. Immorality—sexual or otherwise—should not be publicly affirmed, celebrated, or promoted as normal and good in public schools.
But more important, when homosexuals were “in the closet” (along with fornicators, polyamorists, cross-dressers, and “transsexuals”), they weren’t acquiring and raising children.
Of course, this revolutionary and tragic cultural change didn’t happen in isolation. The sexual revolution with its severing of sex from marriage and marriage from procreation paved the way for severing marriage from gender. And now we have children being procreated with the deliberate intention of separating them from the biological parents who procreated them. Children are being deliberately denied their self-evident and inalienable right to be raised by the parents who produced them. And they are being deliberately denied their right to be raised by a mother and a father, whose influences even President Obama implicitly acknowledges are critical in his Father’s Day Proclamation:
“From the first moments of life, the bond forged between a father and a child is sacred. Whether patching scraped knees or helping with homework, dads bring joy, instill values, and introduce wonders into the lives of their children…. Fathers are our first teachers and coaches, mentors and role models. They push us to succeed, encourage us when we are struggling, and offer unconditional care and support. Children and adults alike look up to them and learn from their example and perspective. The journey of fatherhood is…an opportunity to model who we want our sons and daughters to become, and to build the foundation upon which they can achieve their dreams….Fatherhood also carries enormous responsibilities. An active, committed father makes a lasting difference in the life of a child. When fathers are not present, their children and families cope with an absence government cannot fill.”
Homosexual activists in cahoots with legislators and judges are working feverishly—and successfully—to force public educators to present resources that affirm homosexuality and Gender Identity Disorder as positive and normal to even elementary school children. And Glenn Beck proclaims that homosexual marriage doesn’t hurt America. Apparently, children aren’t part of America in Beck’s World.