29 Jan Some “What Ifs” of Gay Marriage
All four of my sons are Eagle Scouts. I helped all four of them prepare for any situation as they packed for those monthly campouts and annual scout camps. I watched them think through the “what ifs” of all the situations for which the scouting program is famous. Our sons learned to analyze the possible problems and prepare accordingly for each eventuality. By the time they earned their Eagle status they got pretty good at it. Fifteen years’ involvement in the scouting program taught me the importance of being prepared. I learned to analyze and mentally document the “what ifs” of my own life and that of my family. I also learned that I can’t just hope for a positive outcome. I have to analyze, work, study and sacrifice so the outcomes or consequences of my decisions are best for my family.
Enter the Gay marriage movement. I have to admit that much of the pro-Gay rhetoric is convincing. “Two people love each other.” “They are responsible adults.” “They deserve to be happily married under the law.”
Where should I stand on this issue? Let me analyze from a mother/grandmother’s perspective.
We are a family who believes in God and the Bible. I can’t force others, nor do I want to force others to believe as we do. But if I accept gay marriage, the “what ifs” tell me that my Pastor might be prosecuted and even jailed if he preaches against the gay lifestyle. …or if he refuses to perform a marriage ceremony. It has happened in other parts of the world. It could happen here. Could the Gay movement then become so emboldened as to shut the doors of my church, which would infringe on my families’ weekly devotionals? As I watch the Constitution being violated on several fronts already, I must stand by principles that protect my religion and my right to worship. My faith is too dear to not seriously analyze that “what if.”
Do I want my grandchildren reading about “Prince Ferdinand” and “Prince Edmond” who marry and live happily ever after? No I do not. But it is already happening, in many of the elementary schools across our nation. If gay marriage is legalized, the advancement of that type of propaganda will increase more and more blatantly as the years pass. Why? Because there are many leaders in the Gay community who want to indoctrinate. These leaders will not be content with just getting the right to marry. As I have done my research, I have seen it. This indoctrination is blatant. And I don’t want my grandchildren confused by this in-your-face rhetoric from the gay advocates with a proselyting agenda. Again, I have done my homework. I have been to their meetings. There are Gays who are openly proselyting.
The Gay movement is well-organized. There are battles being fought on all sides. They now appear to be gaining major ground with respect to the Boy Scouts of America. I know there are Gays whose only purpose is to become a part of the scouting movement. But when one defines himself by his sexual practices, innocent boys will too quickly become not so innocent. Nope. I would not be willing to expose my sons to that education at the young age of 11 and 12.
I don’t pretend to be all knowing on this subject. But I have studied and observed. Gay marriage is just one major step of their agenda, but there are many more steps waiting to be implemented when the Gay-marriage laws are in place. I hope that we aren’t so naïve as to think this gay movement is just about the love of two responsible adults being given the right to marry. For many Gays, the agenda is much more far-reaching. If you don’t believe me, do your homework and you will begin to recognize all the “what ifs.”