Tuesday, March 10, 2009
The Mormons seem to be a target for homosexual marriage proponents of late. Support for Prop 8 in Californication led to vitriolic attacks from opponents. Now the Saints in Illinois are in the crosshairs. From Meridian Magazine:
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest homosexual activist group in the nation, is targeting Mormons in Illinois who support traditional marriage.
Illinois is considering homosexual "marriage" and civil unions, so HRC is now challenging Mormons in that state after one ward sent an email to its members to oppose the legislation. Accusing the Church of Latter-day Saints of "fighting an anti-gay crusade" across America , the pro-homosexual group has called to action its Illinois-based supporters and asked them to confront the church for its "deceitful, fear-mongering tactics."
No law in any state in the Union that I know of has ever forbidden homosexuals to marry; the law has never asked that a man prove his heterosexuality in order to marry a woman, or a woman hers in order to marry a man. Any homosexual who can persuade a woman or man to take him/her as spouse can avail himself of all the rights of any hetero under the law. Many have, and with no legal prejudice. Homosexuals, then, are not deprived of any civil right. In order to claim that they are deprived, one must change the meaning of “marriage” to include a relationship that it has never included, before recently, anywhere on earth.
Because a frog wishes to be called a prince does not make it so; that homosexual partners wish to be called “married” does not mean that they are. Declaring them to be so flies in the face of the common language and the facts of life. However bonded a homosexual couple may feel themselves to be, what they are not and can not be is “married.” And society benefits not a whit by treating them as if they were.
Originally posted as part of a comment at Positive Liberty.
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