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NO LIES – The real reason to support Prop 8

Posted in prop8 by kmcital on November 4, 2008

“The inescapable truth is that romantic male-female relationships often result in children, that children need their mothers and fathers, and that society needs mothers and fathers to raise their children. That, in a nutshell, is why society needs the institution of male-female marriage.”

In a society that does not look to religion or morals to dictate public policy, the question becomes – “WHY DRAW THE LINE HERE?”  Marriage has always had limitations placed on it. So where do you draw the line?  ANSWER: When the new form of marriage would hurt society or individuals.

So here are just some of the reasons why legalizing same-gender marriage will hurt our society and individuals, primarily the children:

  1. “Society reaps benefits of children raised in two-parent (heterosexual) families and conversely pay the price when children are not.” Try reading Marriage and the Public Good: Ten Principles, The Witherspoon Institute (2006).  Note: It is apparently the opinion of some that it will not harm society, and the opinion of others that it will. I side with those that say it will. But you can’t say it’s false assumptions and beliefs. Tell that to seventy prominent scholars who summarized their research there.
  2. A collective group of religious leaders from various faiths, who spend countless hours in counsel with their members, stated: “From deep experience, we know of the depression and sense of abandonment that children, even as adults, often experience when denied full childhood association with their fathers and mothers. We see the ravaging personal and social effects of drug abuse and chronic alcoholism, sexual dysfunction, homelessness, prostitution, and associated crimes all of which are highly correlated with broken marriages.”
  3. “Redefining marriage to mean the union of any two persons regardless of gender would necessarily alter the laws current emphasis on procreation and child welfare, refocusing it on affirming and facilitating adult relationship choices.”

“The inescapable truth is that romantic male-female relationships often result in children, that children need their mothers and fathers, and that society needs mothers and fathers to raise their children. That, in a nutshell, is why society needs the institution of male-female marriage.”

Amici Curiae Brief from 

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS,
CALIFORNIA CATHOLIC CONFERENCE,
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS, AND
UNION OF ORTHODOX JEWISH CONGREGATIONS OF AMERICA
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