Opposition to Gay marriage

Tania, from the Social Justice Program (UMass-Amherst) sends out this email:
“The American Family Association has decided to try and “prove a
point” by having a poll on their website for folks to take about
their opinion on gay marriage. They intend to present the results of
this poll to the United States Congress in an attempt to instate a
constitutional amendment against Gay Marriage.
“It’s obvious that they think that this poll will come out in their
favor, and that the vast majority of people will vote to keep
marriage for “traditional” heterosexual couples only. So far, they’re right
with 76% against gay marriage or civil unions.
“I ask you all to please visit
http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp
and let your opinion be heard. It takes about 45 seconds, and it is
SUCH an important topic. Whether you are gay or straight,
conservative or liberal, your opinion matters, and you NEED to vote
here.
“The only folks who were even made aware of the poll’s existence were the
people on the AFAs mailing list (which includes hundreds of conservative
churches) and the people who happened to wander across their website. They
have absolutely every intention of presenting this poll in the form of a
petition to congress against gay marriage. I wonder if they will still
present it when the YAYs outweigh the NAYs?
PLEASE let your voice be heard.”

2 thoughts on “Opposition to Gay marriage”

  1. I too read the comments on the poll being conducted by the American Family Association and was initially surprised by the many pro gay marriage comments. I then realized that the pro gay marriage group has an incentive to try to skew the results in their favor.
    I would like to state emphatically that I am agaist gay marriage. My opposition has nothing to due with hatred of homosexuals or bigotry but to defend traditional marriage. As one who has studied the homosexual lifestyle, I am now of the belief that very few want to have monogamous relationships (especially gay males) and far prefer ‘open’ relationships. A study was done recently among gays living in committed relationships and it was determined that only 2% of this group practiced monogamy in the first year and after five years there were virtually no monogamous relationships. This practice in and of itself could be very damaging to the nuclear family.
    In addition, a great many gay males are desirous of young gay men (aged 13 to 17) and do not feel that engaging in sex is harmful to their emotional development. On the whole our society disagrees with this assertion. Should gay marriage become legitimized, we would then be forced to decriminalize many of their practices. In short, the age of consent would necessarily have to be lowered in order to accommodate the needs and practices of this lifestyle.
    While I agree that gays are entitled to the same economic relief as other Americans, it would be foolhardy to embrace a lifestyle that few people truly understand and if they did, would certainly not condone.
    While gays insist that marriage would not be imposed upon church doctrine, it is not too hard to see a day when they will insist that passages in the bible that condemn homosexual activity be deleted as they would be decried as being injurious to their lifestyle.

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