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Rodric Johnson is a husband and father first and an author as time permits. Enjoy his writings. They are a constant work for him to improve.

Same Gender Marriage

As a family-raising organization, same-sex marriage complicates the natural process. My position is religious-based. If I negate religion, there still exists the societal norms of most of the world that decry this new practice, but not politically norms. The view of marriage politically is unclear as it applies to the stability of families in Western cultures. I do not and will not negate my religions perspective on marriage.

Many pundits of same-gender marriage cite exceptions to the historical male/female relationships to justify homosexual relationships. The fact that there are exceptions to normal marriage in the past does not take away the fact that homosexual marriage is NOT normal.

How could I dare say that? Easy, let every first-world nations suffer economic devastation and see how many overtly same-sex relationships thrive. Third-world nations do not have this type of push for sameness in marriage because it is impractical for family and community relationships. Starvation and daily survival take away from the imagination of men and women to do that which is unseemly with other men or women.

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Only in societies that are economically free can people explore sexuality. It is a good thing to have the freedom to explore human sexuality but not to the extent to change the order of society just because it makes some people feel bad or that their "right" to marry is infringed upon. Same-gender relationships do not fulfill the biological directive to propagate.

The Gay Rights Movement's comparison to the Civil Rights Movement exists as a recognition that the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled it unconstitutional for states to deny those of the same gender to marry just as it ruled it unConstitutional for discrimination against citizens by race or gender to vote, purchase homes, and work.

Former President Obama mused over the idea and he could not see any reason why same-gender marriage should be disallowed during his second presidential campaign. Why eschew gay marriage in public office when he had a presidential legacy to build despite America's vote to only recognize marriage between biological men and biological women?

It took an amendment to secure civil rights for Black Americans. What type of amendment would it take to secure states to recognize marriages? The Supreme Court can simply hear a case and overturn its own ruling as it did with Roe/Wade. Marriage is not a governmental right, but a religious institution practiced by all societies Nations fall and come into existence. Marriage between men and women survives and will survive them all.

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Disparity

Section one of the 14th Amendment states

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

  • No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;
  • nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
  • nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Legally, any right or privilege given to a US citizen must be done so without prejudice under the law. Just because the Supreme Court heard this appeal does not mean at some future date it will not be overturned by a constitutional amendment. Right now the issue is still young and may take up to ten years or it may stand as it is now.

Same Gender Marriage Will Not be the End of it.

The reason for not allowing same-gender marriage will come in two generations when the children raised in these times decide the next level to push. I would predict it will be legal for consensual sex between humans and animals.

We decided to allow same-sex marriage, we might as well stop discriminating against other forms of relationships. Why can not my best friend receive medical benefits under my plan at work? It would be discrimination to not allow it just because we are not married. Why can I not file taxes with my neighbor claiming two of my seven kids? It is not like I can get the credit for them. Our relationship is valid.

As a matter of fact, why is it against the law for a man to have more than one wife? It all stems from discrimination against past religious practices. It is illegal to marry more than one wife and take care of them, but it is perfectly legal to spread the seed of irresponsible men around a community with dozens of women in an uncommitted relationship.

American society much prefers illegitimate children to those born of polygamy. America would rather see two men get married than one man have two wives--for what reason?

If we throw out one baby and the bathwater for marriage, how fair is it to keep the next baby and the dirty bath? It is supposed to be morally wrong for a man to marry a second woman with the woman's consent, but legally and morally wrong to say two men or women should not marry.

To me, and me alone, if men and women are allowed to marry in the same gender, I should be allowed to marry a husband in addition to my wife. I could use a strong man around the house to do all the fixing and the hammering that I can not do. My wife might like to have two husbands and have some sexual intimacy variety!

You go too far people they say. My question would be why?

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What would I, married to two other people, do to the institution of marriage? I remember a scripture in Isaiah chapter 5 that says something to the effect of woe unto them that join house to house that there be no room for an inheritance in the land. Verse 20 reads,

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

God commanded one man and one woman to marry--a man and a woman to marry. If religion is removed from the equation there is no reason to make any union illegal, then polygamy should return.

Weigh IN

God Is to Blame and His Laws do not Change!

We quickly become secular in government and society. Families do not go to church of any kind increasingly due to the free love movement with the Baby Boomers--another topic altogether. This free love brought with it great equalizing opportunities and acceptance of minorities but it also destroyed the morality of America.

Everything that was once considered bad is now being accepted. It's no longer taboo for a White male to marry a Black female and vice versa. Well, what about a man marrying a man or a woman marrying a woman?

The philosophy is that love knows no limits, and it does not. I should be able to marry whom I love, right? The answer without God is: Who cares. Go for it with the pigeon if you want. It is your life.

The answer with God is: There are standards.

It's not in the best interest of the United States to support same-gender marriage. The lack of commitment of heterosexuals in marriage alone does enough to unravel society without another group of people defiling marriage by making it about love only and not a responsibility to society. Heterosexuals are doing a bad enough job already without any help.

All great societies are built on the institution of marriage between a man and a woman. Marriage is so much more than self-serving love. It is about honor, family, the continuation of posterity, and tradition. It is about safety and cross-community ties.

It is about leaving one family to take on the identity of another. Marriage was never meant to be a two-person experience. It was always meant to unite the community by blood to strengthen ties. Same-gender marriage partners cannot have blood connections. No matter how enlightened a society we call ourselves, blood connections have significant meaning in America.

A man is a man and will always be a man--it's in the DNA. He may be gay, but no amount of cutting and hormone replacements will make a born male into a female. Vice versa for females. That gives us no right to discriminate.

Love One Another

It is a horrible thing to bully or mistreat people. It is evil to mistreat or make people feel less valuable when we have enough challenges in the world without being harped on for something that comes naturally.

God made Gay people and straight people. We cannot be judged because many of us give in to our inclinations. I believe God will take into consideration the biochemical reactions that cause attractions and judge us according to our hearts and goodness.

God revealed that marriage is to be between one man and one woman. Men and Women produce offspring that continue the species. Same-gender couples cannot produce offspring with each other and share in the God-given creation of life that shares the DNA from both parents.

I do not support same-gender marriage. I am no hater of those people who are comfortable with their orientation and want to proceed. I have an opinion though, and I say no to same-sex or same-gender marriage.

The Highest Court in the US ruled it unconstitutional to deny Gay couples to marry in any of the states in our Union. What I can do is love my brothers and sisters as I love myself. I would not want to feel insecure because I have a different orientation. I would not want to worry if I will have friends because I am different.

Gay people are also children of God. It doesn't matter if others agree with that belief but it matters that I practice what I believe. Being a student of psychology, I believe that if one is open to a possibility, it can become acceptable and a reality.I am confident that all people can explore sexuality and find out things about themselves that can lead to bisexual or homosexual relationships. For those who struggle with that attraction, I feel sorrow. Like abortion, each state should make laws to govern marriage, and the Supreme Court should overturn its decision on same-sex marriage. Let there come an amendment to the Constitution. Let there be love and mutual respect throughout the process.

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This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2012 Rodric Anthony Johnson

Comments

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 07, 2012:

Justsayin, thanks for commenting. Even though we have weaknesses we will be judge by God with perfect compassion. He will be able to determine where the weakness ends and our accountability begins.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on June 07, 2012:

Thanks wba108@yahoo.com for posting. I agree that God did not directly cause homosexuality. I do believe that we are born with tendencies toward certain behaviors which are further complicated by genetic factors due to the conditions of the earth that can cause some of us to be attracted to the same sex.

I also believe that those of us who are unwilling to keep the commandments in spite of our weakness will not have to worry about sexuality anyway since that gift will be removed in the next life and reserved for only those in the highest unions who kept the law sacred.

Justsayin on June 06, 2012:

God did give us weaknesses to be humble, but he did not create gay people. If people decide to take their weaknesses and us the to explore homosexual behavior then it is on them.

wba108@yahoo.com from upstate, NY on June 06, 2012:

Although I view Gay marriage as a bad thing, I agree that those who point fingers of judgement are not showing themselves to be Christ like. As you said, Christ identified with the weaknesses and sufferings of all of us and has a limitless compassion for us, we need to be the same through the grace of God!

I personally have a problem believing that God created anyone to be gay. It would seem out of His character to create someone gay and condemn thier lifestyle as an abomination. No society that I can think of has ever prospered for long while promoting a homosexual lifestyle.

I'm no scientist but I wonder if genetic links could be found for those who live in violation of any one of the ten commandments or another of God's laws? If a genetic link could be found for those who steal, would we conclude that God made them that way?

Nobody knows it all except God and we can only know some things if He shows us.

John King IV on June 05, 2012:

Interesting article. I am not a mormon, but you are certainly a well educated and imformed person. I too am interested in this subject and will most definately write about it myself in a future article. For me, homosexuals are depraved gentiles, but as fellow human beings, they too deserve their basic human rights. One of these rights however, does NOT include the right to do these things publicly, or to aggressively convert non homosexuals into their sinful lifestyles.

Edwinoel Tanglao from Los Angeles, California on May 24, 2012:

Amen Rodric29. My prayers are with you in our continued growth in the spirit.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 24, 2012:

Edwinoel,let us focus on what we have in common. I only revealed my non-scripturally based assumption to let you know where I was coming from regarding Jesus and his gender preference.

It is okay to have a differing opinion about things that do not affect our eternal salvation.

Edwinoel Tanglao from Los Angeles, California on May 23, 2012:

Whatever you may believe in the absence of proof, yet contradicts what is believed by most Christians that Christ was never married to anyone, remains your belief. Did Jesus not encourage all who may decide to follow him to leave everything behind or sell everything they may own and 'distribute to the poor,' and be blessed and 'you will have treasure in heaven,' as in Luke 18:22, http://bible.cc/luke/18-22.htm ?

If you wish to be enlightened on your belief, will it not be best to pray hard in the Holy Spirit, and only believe in what is true in the scriptures, otherwise, will this prosper your faith, or become a willing instrument of what is not of God in Christ Jesus?

Express what is true in the scriptures, not on what others say or believe in Jesus, for many have stumbled and fell from their human intelligence or wisdom, instead of humbling themselves to the truth and obedience to God's words that 'the truth may set (them) free.'

Again, Christ wants us to be one, united in prospering our faith, not being kept divided out of our own wisdom, not of Divine Wisdom which uplifts one towards peace and love, as against selfishness, pride, malice or deceit, which no one may bring when one is humbled when he dies, humbled to God's judgment in Christ.

Hope you may join me in my prayer, Rodric29, that we may all be united as One in Christ, as we may be enlightened further to truth in his words, and be a light for others.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 22, 2012:

Edwinoel, I will clarify the statement further. I do not believe Christ was homosexual. Personally I believe he was married to Mary Magdalene, but I have no proof of that.

Edwinoel Tanglao from Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2012:

I appreciate your response to my comment as I am here to listen, that I may be enlightened on the light of your post with writings under the section: Charity Suffereth Long and is Kind, as follows ...

"He FELT the shame and the pride 'of being gay.' If you doubt me, read the Bible!

For as much then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 1 Peter 4:1."

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 21, 2012:

Arb, thank you for readying my article and give an honest appraisal. I also appreciate the advice you provide about writing. I suppose I am an absolutist regarding politics. All marriage must be accepted if a new definition of marriage is considered for the public.

arb from oregon on May 21, 2012:

A well writen article and I dare say, built upon a faith based Ideaology, to which you write faithfully in compliance to its doctrines and the teachings of both the old and new testaments. I appreciate your confession that your opinions are shaped there and that you expressed yourself without condemnation directing your position. That said, I personally stay away from such controversy in writing for 1 reason. Those building a case from faith based doctrines will always agree and those who build on secular doctrine will always disagree. You can not build a square house on a round foundation. None the less, I admire your honesty, the clarity in which you propose your case and because I enjoy good writing regardless of the content. Be well my friend.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 21, 2012:

I am interested in knowing what I wrote that implied the Christ was homosexual so I can clarify it in my text?

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 21, 2012:

Edwinoel Tanglao, my brother. I think you are mistaken if you think I described Jesus As homosexual. I intended that you and all the rest of us to understand that Jesus knows how it feels to be homosexual because he suffered for all of our sins and experienced all of our pains so that he would know how to succor us.

My intention was not to give the impression that Christ is homosexual.

Edwinoel Tanglao from Los Angeles, California on May 21, 2012:

You view about Jesus being gay may have been influenced by your sibling being gay, Rodric29. I would rather see Jesus as an 'upright man,' righteous, honest, pure and true, 'perfect as God is perfect.'

A sinless man as he is, being the Son of God, as Mary his mother has likewise been so identified in the bible, may we be inspired by his words of truth, as we may best refrain from our unverified conclusions in order to give due honor to his name as we may learn to glorify God in all good things that we do.

Jesus, calls on us to carry ourselves in humility, respect and sobriety when it comes to honoring him as our King, Lord and Savior, or honoring him as due.

One's vague imagination may be misinterpreted by some people of selfish, mischievous motives negating the better description of Jesus as worthy of praise, worship and emulation, being the Son of God, lest we allow ourselves to blaspheme or become accountable for identifying Jesus in a way that is not worthy of praise nor honor, rather, allow ourselves to become willing instruments of personalities often identified with things or acts that are clearly disturbing and not of God.

May we learn more to guide such people toward the light of Christ that they too may be enlightened as they may be blessed in their renewal in Christ, and while they may persevere in their faith and see the beauty of surrendering one's self, sacrificing and keeping away from malice, pride and other sins of lust and of the flesh, may they rather live with a pure heart and spirit, and gain favor from our Lord Jesus Christ and may better see their life blessed in truth and joy.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 18, 2012:

I have been told that before every great fall comes the challenge of the ancient and the base behaving Out, O-U-T out of respect, like lacking the boundaries in which to conduct it self in a respectful gathering

feenix on May 17, 2012:

Hello, Vita,

Actually, "allowing gay marriage" is going to cause the entire Western World to self-destruct -- and that is because when nations and societies become free-for-alls in which anything and everything goes, they fall down and are unable to get up.

No Rules, No Peace!

Perhaps I will write a hub explaining the ways in which the recognition of homosexuality as "just another lifestyle" and the acceptance of same-sex marriage are destroying Western Civilization.

Vita Taylor from North Carolina on May 16, 2012:

Feenix, do you mind explaining how allowing gay marriage will cause the U.S. to self-destruct?

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 16, 2012:

Feenix, you always sat the things that I think, but am too afraid to say because I think it will hurt people's feelings. I guess by leaving this comment I have already said it.

Please, if you have the time do a hub about it. If you already have I will come across it. I want to know what reason a person can have other than religion to disagree with same gender marriage.

I am biased because I have a gay sibling. I am trying to stretch away from that biased.

feenix on May 16, 2012:

Hey, Rodric,

This is a very thoughtful and timely article.

Now, even though I am a devout Christian, my opposition to same-sex marriage does not stem from "Christian doctrine." I am opposed because I firmly believe that kind of behavior will touch off a set of circumstances that might very well cause the U.S. to self-destruct.

Rodric Anthony Johnson (author) from Surprise, Arizona on May 16, 2012:

You know I agree with you ib radmasters, I am trying to show charity here. I say that we should not have a federal law that enforces same sex marriage. I cannot not discount the genetics because it is there.

God did not make a person gay, but he did put the inclinations in the genetics. If they give themselves over to that inclination it will grow until it is unstoppable in them, just like any other inclination.

Brad Masters from Southern California on May 15, 2012:

Rodric

If you discount the genetic defect, then you are left with just a preference, and that is not a basis for a constitutional right.

Thanks

Scott Biddulph from Gainesville Georgia on May 15, 2012: