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Marriage ruling threatens Christians

Hamilton, Ontario

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It is clear from District Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling on Proposition 8 that he means to criminalize the Bible and use the threat of federal prosecutions and long jail sentences to silence Christians from expressing their Biblically based religious belief that homosexual conduct is a sin.

The family is a unique institution demanding universal protection. Our society is entitled to a proclamation of each person’s right to live in a traditional family without it being substituted by or confused with other forms or different institutions. Instead we have activist judges with a proclivity toward elitist social engineering, who make decisions that are, purely and simply, experimental.

 Not long ago New York’s highest court turned back a broad attempt by gay and lesbian couples across the state to win the right to marry and raise children. The majority decision, written by Judge Robert S. Smith, found that limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples was  based on rational social goals, primarily the protection and welfare of children. He further stated that children benefit from being raised by two natural parents, a mother and a father, not

by gay or lesbian couples.

Legalizing same-sex marriage will make it impossible to deny any of a number of conceivable forms of sexually bonded groups, regardless of how unstable they might be and how harmful they might be to children. Is that the path we really wish to traverse?

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