Courts don't decide what is right, wrong
Editor, the Advocate:
What is the purpose of marriage? I think we can all agree that God made them male and female. He also said, "Be fruitful and multiply."
So we can say that one purpose of marriage is to procreate children. Most people will agree that having children is good for society. For those who disagree, I would ask them to consider this: What if in 100 years there were only lesbian and homosexual couples in a country? That country would be as good as dead.
God also gave us the Ten Commandments. The sixth and ninth commandments are the ones which the gay community object to. But AIDS and STDs, drugs and pornography would not be destroying our society if everyone were obeying these two commandments.
The spouses' union achieves these two-fold ends of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the transmission of life. These two meanings or values of marriage cannot be separated without altering the couple's spiritual life and compromising the goods of marriage and the future of the family.
For two men or two women to say they love each other and want to be married is, first of all, completely ridiculous. What good is that for our society? They're not going to have any children unless they acquire them from their natural parents. They want to change our entire society for their own selfish purpose. They want our society to be a party in their disobeying the commandments. So far, they have only been able to obtain their "marriage" through the courts.
It does not matter if every court in this land approves men marrying men and women marrying women, it still is not so. The judges can just as well outlaw the law of gravity. Texans passed the Defense of Marriage Act by a huge margin because we know the difference between right and wrong. And we will keep it that way.
Wm. Paul Tasin, Victoria