08 June 2014

Why Gay Marriage is Harmful for Filipinos?

Pinoy Marriage
In the United States, it appears that the Federal Courts are willing to undemocratically impose same-sex marriage in several states, which compels the majority to demand the right to Let the People Decide.

In the Philippines, the arguments of several lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender (LGBTs) for same sex marriage make for a very loose case and based almost entirely on a slippery slope and out-of-context quotations from their imagined world.

The inclination of majority of Filipinos will be to get angry at the LGBT's. Please don't. They're actually doing the world a favor by putting their unacceptable behavior out in plain view, where they can be unpacked and dismantled to show how twisted their minds are.

In any case, there are a few counter arguments that we would like to raise to prove that same sex marriage will not prosper in this country.
  1. It Is Not Marriage

    Calling something marriage does not make it marriage. Marriage has always been a covenant between a man and a woman which is by its nature are sometimes ordered toward the procreation and education of children and the unity and well-being of spouses of different sex.

    The promoters of same-sex "marriage" propose something entirely different. They propose the union between two men or two women. This denies the self-evident biological, physiological, and psychological differences between men and women which find their complementarity in marriage. It also denies the specific primary purpose of marriage: the perpetuation of the human race and the raising of children, which is highly probable between a man and a woman.

    Two entirely different things cannot be considered the same thing.
  2. It Violates Natural Law

    Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It is a relationship rooted in human nature and thus governed by natural law.

    Natural law's most elementary precept is that "good is to be done and pursued, and evil is to be avoided." By his natural reason, man can perceive what is morally good or bad for him. Thus, he can know the end or purpose of each of his acts and how it is morally wrong to transform the means that help him accomplish an act into the act’s purpose.

    Any situation which institutionalizes the circumvention of the purpose of the sexual act violates natural law and the objective norm of morality.

    Being rooted in human nature, natural law is universal and immutable. It applies to the entire human race, equally. It commands and forbids consistently, everywhere and always.
  3. It Always Denies a Child Either a Father or a Mother

    It is in the child’s best interests that he be raised under the influence of his natural father and mother. This rule is confirmed by the evident difficulties faced by the many children who are orphans or are raised by a single parent, a relative, or a foster parent.

    The unfortunate situation of these children will be the norm for all children of a same-sex "marriage." A child of a same-sex "marriage" will always be deprived of either his natural mother or father. The child will necessarily be raised by one party who has no blood relationship with him/her. The child will always be deprived of either a mother or a father role models. In short, same-sex "marriage" ignores a child's best interest.
  4. It Validates and Promotes the Homosexual Lifestyle

    In the name of the "family," same-sex "marriage" serves to validate not only such unions but the whole homosexual lifestyle in all its bisexual and transgender variants.

    Civil laws are structuring principles of man's life in society. As such, they play a very important and sometimes decisive role in influencing patterns of thought and behavior. They externally shape the life of society, but also profoundly modify everyone’s perception and evaluation of forms of behavior.

    Legal recognition of same-sex "marriage" would necessarily obscure certain basic moral values and devalue traditional marriage.