A common argument for homosexual “marriage” is that since no ill effects have been observed from “gay marriage” in states where it already exists, “gay marriage” will have no long term ill effects on society.
They are wrong. Gay “marriage” will wreck whatever remains of the sanctity of marriage in society. It will just take time.
No social change ever happens overnight. People are stubborn. It takes a lot for a populace to be moved.
A society exposed to something traditionally taboo, like incest, will violently rebel. Imagine the uproar that would happen if a positive portrayal of incest were to appear on national television.
But desensitize a culture to something taboo by continual exposure, and eventually, taboo becomes normal. Show that same incestuous couple, enjoying life as if such behavior were normal, on television for years, and people will eventually accept the couple as normal.
(This process already has begun with polygamy - shows like “Big Love” and “Sister Wives” are already portraying polygamy as positive and normal.)
Homosexuality is a prime example of this phenomenon. Positive portrayals of homosexuality over the past 30 years – in television, in films, in the media, in schools – have made “gay marriage” largely acceptable in society, when it was once anathema in mainstream America. Polls have shown a gradual increase of support for civil unions and “gay marriage” over the past 30 years.
And now, the country is on the verge of having gay marriage legalized across the land.
But actions have consequences, and the redefinition of marriage will have serious and unintended (although there are many who welcome the shattering of the institution of marriage) consequences for society.
The now widespread acceptance of birth control illustrates this phenomenon perfectly. Marriage as an institution in America was severely weakened as a result of birth control.
Birth control already has badly damaged the institution of marriage. Because of birth control, the marital act has been separated from its biological purpose – reproduction.
Divorced from the propagation of children in a family setting, marriage became a way to legitimize pleasure-seeking within a respectable setting. In effect, with the widespread adoption of birth control, marriage became legalized prostitution.
“Gay marriage” further advances this process. Acceptance of birth control removed the “burden” of reproduction from marriage. “Gay marriage” is the logical extension of birth control – normalizing pleasure as a principle, without any fear of reproduction whatsoever.
And the slow process of the degradation of marriage will continue, until nothing remains of marriage but an empty shell of pleasure-hunting.