Holy Hannah; that didn’t take long!
No sooner did I, after 3 days, finally get a post up about Emrich and buddy Tony Perkins than I get word that Ole Bob had written up a piece in this morning’s Bangor Daily News.
Let’s check out some of today’s
steaming pile writings, shall we? It’s entitled “Same-sex marriage would be harmful to society”… good to see Ole Bob is keeping his bigoted and hateful mind closed as usual !
If we do not veto this proposed law, it will radically redefine marriage, one of society’s oldest and most fundamental institutions. The changes that would result would be so fundamental and far reaching that we certainly should not tamper with it lightly.
… The truth is no society has ever given anyone an unqualified “right” to marry. Instead, they have always regulated marriage entirely for the benefit of society.
Oh, but “Think Of The Children!” (TM)
Children are literally the future of any society. A society that fails to do everything it can to protect and support children is literally risking extinction. This is why societies have always given marriage special status and benefits. They have found out the hard way that anything that encourages men and women to have and rear children within the bounds of a married family benefits society. Anything discouraging that relationship harms society.
So, the fundamental question, the issue really at stake in this people’s veto vote, is whether legalizing homosexual marriage would harm this time-tested institution of marriage and thereby harm society as a result. Clearly it would.
It would take a social institution that has always been primarily child-centered and radically redefine it into something completely different, a new institution of genderless marriage. Because it is biologically impossible for two individuals of the same sex to produce children, this new genderless marriage institution would make “marriage” nothing more than an official recognition of two people’s professed love for each other.
And certainly we can’t have THAT, can we?
Okay, all you elderly newlyweds or childless couples (by biology or by choice)- listen up here!
Because you are NOT able/willing to procreate, YOU ARE HARMING THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE AND BY EXTENSION, DAMAGING ALL OF MAINE’S CHILDREN.
You should be deeply ashamed of yourself and immediately acknowledge that your “marriage” is actually a selfish relationship of convenience; marriage is only for those heterosexual couples who ARE or HAVE procreated!
You PERSONALLY are ruining the very moral fabric of Society. How dare YOU???