Arizonans believe in a strong marriage culture. That’s why we protect it in our law and our state Constitution.
But now radical leftists want to destroy the institutions of marriage and family. They want to redefine it so it means essentially nothing. The people have already spoken on this issue. In 2008 we enacted a state constitutional marriage amendment to protect our state from activist judges beholden to radical special interest groups.
Don’t be fooled by a new effort to harm our marriage culture. Typical of the Left and its Democrat partisans, a group is using a seemingly harmless name in an effort to legalize marriage for Arizona homosexuals – who make up one percent of the state’s population. They’re calling themselves “Why Marriage Matters.” Their phrase is correct, but their intentions will have disastrous unintended consequences.
There is no groundswell for the change they are demanding. The children of Arizona are not crying out to be fatherless or motherless. Every boy and girl deserves both, and needs both, a father and a mother. But Why Marriage Matters would deny children of one of their biological parents.
In states with same-sex “marriage,” religious freedom is disappearing. It’s actually disappearing in states like New Mexico, where same-sex “marriage” is not legal, as well.
Furthermore, redefining marriage is not the end game for homosexual activists. Their real goal is to overthrow the concepts of marriage and family entirely. This would have dire ramifications for America … for Arizona. It will also lead to polygamy; in fact a Utah judge just struck down a state law banning polygamy.
Sadly, those who think they will benefit from same-sex “marriage” will not realize that vision. People in same-sex relationships suffer from much higher rates of domestic abuse than married heterosexual relationships. Rates of domestic abuse among female homosexuals are even higher than among male homosexuals. Their life spans are shorter, they are more likely to engage in drug and alcohol abuse. And the lack of infidelity among homosexuals leads to rampant anonymous sex and the accompanying health-threatening diseases.
The children of same-sex parents do more poorly in school, suffer more emotional problems, are at a greater risk of sexual abuse, and are less likely to marry someone of the opposite gender. As two of the leading homosexual activists in America confessed, homosexuality is a dismal existence:
Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen Ph.D., authors of “After the Ball: How America will Conquer its Fear and Hatred of Gays in the 90’s”(1989), conclude the male homosexual lifestyle “is the pits.”
Furthermore, it is important to recognize the common spin lines used by homosexual activists:
“I was born this way.”
Truth: Biomolecular scientists concluded 20 years ago that homosexuality is not genetic. No one is born that way.
Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.
Truth: Jesus and God are one and the same, the Bible is the inspired Word of the Triune God. Jesus says homosexuality is a sin.*
“How does my same-sex relationship affect your marriage?”
Truth: I did not consent to sign my marriage license as Party A. My wife did not consent to sign our marriage license as Party B. I do not want my children and grandchildren to grow up believing their gender is meaningless. Homosexuality has a detrimental impact on communities, the work place (more absenteeism due to health problems and drug and alcohol abuse), and the people jumping in and out of same-sex relationships. Already people have lost their jobs simply for supporting marriage as a one-man/one-woman marriage. People have lost the right to live by their own religious beliefs – without being punished, fined, or fired from their jobs. The First Amendment to the Constitution is being supplanted by homosexual activists and activist judges. Marriage supporters have received death threats and had their homes, belongings, and churches vandalized.
Left-wingers such as Grant Woods are backing this group. So is a Lutheran pastor, who mistakenly claims that scripture supports same-sex “marriage.” He could not be more wrong.
This is your wake-up call, Arizona. If these leftists succeed in qualifying their proposition for the November 2014 ballot, you will have to go to your polling place and vote it down. Let’s not allow our state to become another Massachusetts or Iowa, where radical special interests pressured for and got same-sex “marriage.”
Protect our marriage culture now. Tell your family and friends about this threat. Gain their assurance of protecting marriage – the union of one man and one woman – in Arizona.
The best thing for homosexuals, many of whom have undergone conversion therapy, is to not allow homosexual pressure groups to deceive them into following the false narrative that they were “born that way,” if lawmakers and judges fabricate special rights for them, and if they donate lots of money to them, they will be happy.
*We have all fallen short of the glory of God. We are all sinners, though the left-stream media is glorifying homosexuals as a “special class.”