Holy matrimony basis of many things
Regarding Leroy Coffey's letter of Feb. 26 and a few others over the past couple of days on gay marriages, I just don't think some people get it. It is not about sex, not about politics, not about disenfranchised people and cannot be compared to women's suffrage. This is about right and wrong, good and evil, moral and immoral. Well, you get the picture.
We can no more take holy matrimony or marriage out of the legal processes than we can remove our police forces. Holy matrimony is the basis of a lot of things. If man and woman were not joined together, none of us would be here. Can you say that about any other union of two persons? The union of marriage is a base tenet of a society and, whether people choose to see it or not, our society came from Christian roots. And marriage, whether some people accept it or not, is binding two persons, man and woman, together.
It is apparent that this society is progressively losing its innocence and well on its way to becoming morally bankrupt. It didn't happen overnight. Constant contact with things that are wrong on TV and in movies has softened and desensitized us and has led people to think that these things are OK. Violence, gay and lesbian situations, thievery, infidelity and divorce are all popular subjects of movies and TV. Look at the last Super Bowl. The last I heard, it wasn't worth an investigation.
Should any of these things be accepted as legally or morally right? How can raising a child in a morally wrong male-male or female-female parental setup be anything but dooming to a child? A child of such a couple cannot help but think it is OK. They don't have much opportunity to make up their own mind. Look at Page 2 of The Sun on Feb. 26. There is a photo of a woman and a young child holding a poster that says, "Let My Moms Marry." How many moms can you have? I think that says it all.
So, should we accept what is already wrong and use one wrong to help us justify this as right as well? No, I believe we have to make a stand somewhere and you cannot take God out of the equation.
None of us is perfect, especially not me. But to erode a society so that everyone has all the rights they want goes beyond what the Constitution provides. When the rights of one or a few infringe upon the rights of others or a moral majority, then it is wrong to give that right. What's going to be next? One day, I guess, rights will be conferred upon people to commit what are now commonly accepted as serious crimes. Why is it wrong to murder, rape, rob, steal or whatever? Believe it or not, most of these laws were moral crimes before they were crimes against our society.
Do you remember those Ten Commandments, which were thrown out of the courtroom? In God We Trust - does this sound familiar? Eroding the morals erodes the society and will send us further from God and closer to Sodom and Gomorrah. It is not in the best interest of America to go that way.