Most-often-used myths still pushed at us by the homosexual activists…

What is a “myth”?  It is something that is not true. Something that has no basis in fact, logic, or reality.

MYTH: A “one man and one woman” definition imposes a religious definition of marriage on civil society.
REALITY: The definition of marriage is rooted in nature itself. The sexual union of a man and a woman is what reproduces the human race. The durable commitment of that man and woman to one another is what provides children with a mother and father. This is important for people of any religion or of no religion.


MYTH: Children don’t actually need both a mother and a father.
REALITY: An overwhelming body of social science evidence demonstrates that children raised by their own mother and father, who are committed to one another in a lifelong marriage, are happier, healthier and more prosperous than children raised in any other household setting.


MYTH: Marriage can’t be about procreation, because infertile couples are allowed to marry.
REALITY: Laws are based on the rule, not the exception. While not all heterosexual couples do reproduce, it is indisputable that only heterosexual couples can do so naturally. No homosexual couples can do so. That fact provides a clear bright line for limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples.


MYTH: Legalizing homosexual “marriage” would have no effect on other marriages and families.
REALITY: “The law is a teacher,” and if we change the definition of marriage we will change what we teach about all marriages and families. For example:
-We would teach – wrongly – that procreation is no longer a uniquely important public interest.
-We would teach – wrongly – that children do not need a mother and a father.
-We would teach that adult desires, not the interests of society or the needs of children, should drive the definition of marriage.


MYTH: Defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is “discrimination.”
REALITY: Every individual has the same access to marriage, but no one has been permitted to marry a child, a close blood relative, a person who is already married, or (through most of human history) a person of the same sex. Removing the last restriction would cast doubt on all the others.


MYTH: Homosexual relationships are the same as heterosexual ones.
REALITY: Research has proven that homosexuals are less likely to enter into long-term partnerships, be sexually faithful, or have relationships that last a lifetime. Legal recognition of same-sex unions in Scandinavia has led to a weakening of society’s commitment to marriage across the board.


MYTH: Homosexuals suffer serious harm because they’re denied the “protections” of marriage.
REALITY: Many of these “protections” are already available to same-sex couples through the use of private contractual arrangements, such as wills, durable power of attorney, health care proxies, and life insurance policies.


MYTH: Homosexuals are unable to care for their own children if they cannot “marry.”
REALITY: A biological parent has the same rights whether the individual is heterosexual or homosexual. States, if they choose to, can provide for homosexual couples to adopt children without changing the definition of marriage. However, recent research shows that children of homosexual parents suffer significant disadvantages. It is not in children’s best interest for society to actively affirm a family structure that may harm them.


MYTH: Laws “banning same-sex marriage” are the same as the old laws that banned interracial marriage.
REALITY: It is actually the supporters of homosexual “marriage” who resemble the opponents of interracial marriage. Both groups sought to exploit the marriage laws in pursuit of a social goal irrelevant to marriage. Neither racial segregation (in the one case) nor the social affirmation of homosexual conduct (in the other) was or is related to the basic public purpose of marriage, which is promoting responsible procreation and the rearing of children in the optimal family setting.


MYTH: Legalizing homosexual “marriage” would not affect anyone’s religious liberty or conscience rights.
REALITY: All taxpayers, consumers and businesses would be forced to provide allowances for homosexual relationships, whether they want to or not. Schools would teach children that homosexual relationships are an option fully equivalent to heterosexual ones, even in opposition to parental teaching. Faith-based organizations and individuals would be forced to compromise their beliefs, or be punished or driven from the public square.


As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on whether the U.S. Constitution includes a “right” to marry someone of the same sex, they – and the public – should be extremely wary of falling for these untruths.
[by Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council]

NORM ‘n’ AL Note:  One of the longest-used justifications for homosexuality is “I was born that way.” The “born that way” myth (“no basis in fact, logic, or reality”) is very simple to refute on more than one level. If someone is supposedly “born that way” and later chooses to leave the homosexual lifestyle — as MANY people have — this should immediately show us that they actually were not born that way at all. These people CHOSE the queer lifestyle just as they CHOSE to leave it. The minute someone chooses to leave the homosexual lifestyle, the “born that way” myth is completely shattered. In addition, it is more than obvious that nature is designed around maleness and femaleness. Breeding to continue the species, ANY species, is the fact of life in living creatures. When God calls homosexuality “an abomination” in the Bible, He does so because it goes against His design of the world He created. Lastly, it is beyond dispute by research done over many years that children who are brought up by same-sex partners are very often irreparably harmed by the experience. Why in the world would we want to subject children to more of this damage by legalizing same-sex marriage?
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis

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