Adam & Eve vs. Adam & Steve Essay

Submitted By Nichole-DuBose
Words: 1582
Pages: 7

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? Dr. Seuss once wrote, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” This quote can be added on to a famous saying by Mr. Friedrich Nietzsche inquiring, “Is life not a hundred times too short for us to stifle ourselves?” Both men seemed to understand that living a lie depresses, angers, and severely messes up a person. So, forcing a person to lie about whom they love or how they live can be hazardous to that person’s health. “War. Rape. Murder. Poverty. Equal rights for gays. Guess which one the Southern Baptist Convention is protesting?” This was said in The Value of Families. There are many arguments against same-sex marriage and many are coming from religious groups, but not all of them. The apostle Paul described a society in Romans 1, which addressed the “epidemic” of homosexuality that was prominent in the ancient world, especially Rome. He wrote, “ They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.” The first argument is about the children. People think that sanctioning gay unions will destroy the institution of marriage by having so many children out of wedlock. Based on a study of demographic trends in the United States, more than half of the babies born in the 1990s will spend at least part of their childhoods in single-parent homes. They are trying to get people to imagine a world in which almost every child will have several “moms” and “dads”, where little boys and girls are shuffled “from pillar to post” in an ever-changing pattern of living arrangements, where huge numbers of children are raised in foster care or living on the street, where nothing is stable and where people think primarily about themselves and their own self-preservation. People are trying to put the idea into others’ minds that, if we allow gay couples to marry, the world will become catastrophic. Another argument against same-sex marriage is that legalizing gay marriage will lead to polygamy, incest, pedophilia, and bestiality. According to a case of polygamy in Utah, they people against same-sex marriage are saying that there “is no place to stop once that Rubicon has been crossed.” They believe that, after the introduction of marriage between homosexuals, it will be supported by nothing more substantial that the opinion of a single judge or by a black-robed panel of justices, and that family will consist of little more than someone’s interpretation of “rights.” Same-sex marriage has been said to be “the end of the state’s compelling interest in marital relationships altogether. People claim that after marriages are redefined, divorces will be instant, done without courts, and will take on the status of a driver’s license or hunting permit. They also say that, with this legalization, every public school in the nation will be required to teach that this “perversion” is the moral equivalent of traditional marriage between a man and a woman to children as young as kindergarten. The people also claim that the courts will not be able to favor a traditional family involving one man and one woman over a homosexual couple in matters of adoption. Foster-care parents will be required to undergo “sensitivity training” to rid themselves of bias against homosexuality in teens and children. Also, if America legalizes same-sex marriage, so will many other countries. Numerous leaders in other nations are watching to see how we will handle this issue including Canada and some European nations. The main arguments of these anti-gay groups, however, are religious ones. They believe that the spread of the