Apr 21, 2007

Lobby to Defend Traditional Marriage

Tuesday April 24th from 10:30AM-3PM is Lobby Day at the Boston State House. Don't be blinded by same-sex marriage rhetoric, call our State Representatives to task to protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman, as it has been Historically, and as it has been Culturally for Millenia.

Marriage has always been for the domestication of men, the protection of women, and the raising of children. Individuals who are attracted to members of their own sex have individual rights, which should always be protected. What they do not have is the right to redefine marriage to their own image.



Renee said...

I've been really writing up a lot on marriage lately, I hope many can really step back the greater problem with the broken family structures many of us have expereinced.

If I could recommend another blog http://childofdivorce-childofgod.blogspot.com/index.html

When we make Marriage gender neutral we can't talk about how our mom and dad relationship with each other (good and bad) affects us.


"David Blankenhorn’s important new book, The Future of Marriage makes clear that the social issue of our time is not whether marriage will be “expanded” to include same sex couples. The real issue is whether marriage as an institution will be so emptied of meaning that it becomes a gender neutral institution, rather than the premier gender-based institution of society. This isn’t fundamentally about gay people. The issue is marriage: what marriage is, and what it does for society. Blankenhorn argues convincingly that marriage bereft of gender can not perform the social functions that marriage universally performs: marriage attaches children with their fathers and mothers and fathers and mothers to each other."

I'm reading the book now.

JayG said...

Renee's first link is here,
and her second link is here.

The first one got the 'l' in the .html cut off on the page.

JayG said...

The vote in Massachusetts really is about marriage first, and homosexuality second.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

I believe that respect and friendship must be a two-way street. When an individual posted an inappropriate comment at this Blog regarding homosexual persons (which JayG to his credit immediately removed), and Renee (to her credit objected to), I wrote:

"I would have to come down on Renee's side on this issue. While it is important that we remain fortes in Fide at all times, still, charity must be our norm. Dale's posting was over the top in my opinion as he employed the use of an expletive. However, in the same vein, Mr. John Hosty's post in which he refers to the views of others who frequent this forum as "B.S." should also be deemed inappropriate.

Both William and Dale have raised an important issue. Namely, serious health concerns which result from homosexual acts. But this matter should be addressed with both charity and a certain sense of modesty.

Renee, I wouldn't be too hard on Dale. While his posting was indeed inappropriate, it must be remembered that emotions are running very high at this moment in our nation's history. There are individuals and groups who are intent on stripping Christians of their right (not to mention the right of all parents) to educate their children according to their values and faith tradition.

Mr. Parker and his family have also been treated inappropriately by the courts. Where there is no justice, there is no peace."

I wrote this because as a Catholic faithful to the Church's Magisterial teaching regarding homosexual persons, I fully accept (and promote) the teaching of the Catechism that homosexual persons must be "..accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity" and that "every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided" (CCC, 2357).

Sadly, a homosexual person who has posted here left a comment at my Blog - which I promptly deleted - accusing me of being a "bigot" and a "coward" for my posting on Dr. Jerry Maneker and his distorted view of Christianity.

It would appear that this individual is driven by hatred and not an authentic desire to promote dialogue and understanding. This is most unfortunate. Especially since I welcomed this individual at this forum and extended the hand of friendship.

God love you all,

Renee said...

A Catholic obligation toward persons who experience same-sex attraction.

Living in the New England, where any discernment regarding homosexuality can easily be described as a form of hatred, so we feel obligated to explain what are our positions regarding loving those who experience same-sex attraction. We believe many will be surprised.

And no we don't think you're evil and yes you are welcomed in the Catholic Church.