First, I want to thank you all for having discussed the homosexual marriage SCOTUS decision on my blog with mostly respect and intellectual input, not mocking or insulting homosexuals. I appreciate that and I hope it continues because nobody feels it’s right to insult good people. I believe it’s important to remember that homosexuals are not only those marching in gay parades with fishnet stockings and false eyelashes who make it easy to disdain and laugh at, but they also don’t all support gay marriage and many live dignified lives.
Unlike my normal Faith Blogs, I am printing below an article Ray (Elmer’s Brother) sent me via email. This is something we’ve all heard before; children of gay parents don’t have it easy. I print it here today for prayer for the children…and to possibly send around to your friends and family so they are better informed. No matter how our media poses situations (like “everybody’s THRILLED about this SCOTUS ruling…all the Late Night Hosts, all channels but FOX, all indoctrinated American kids, all Christians who choose to interpret their own Scripture..everybody’s wildly excited!…and, by the way?… all the rest of you folks are bigots and idiots”), there are many who disagree, including the children of gay parents. Also, the American College of Pediatrics DISAGREES with the SCOTUS, the link’s another important article.
Please click HERE to read the rest of the article a bit of which I published below, which is VERY important and interesting and frightening, frankly. Notice the date on this article, April 24, 2015…the warning went unheeded:
A Warning from Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights
Americans need to understand that the endgame of the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms.
I am one of six adult children of gay parents who recently filed amicus briefs with the US Supreme Court, asking the Court to respect the authority of citizens to keep the original definition of marriage: a union between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others, so that children may know and may be raised by their biological parents. I also live in Canada, where same-sex marriage was federally mandated in 2005.
I am the daughter of a gay father who died of AIDS. I described my experiences in my book: Out From Under: The Impact of Homosexual Parenting. Over fifty adult children who were raised by LGBT parents have communicated with me and share my concerns about same-sex marriage and parenting. Many of us struggle with our own sexuality and sense of gender because of the influences in our household environments growing up.
We have great compassion for people who struggle with their sexuality and gender identity—not animosity. And we love our parents. Yet, when we go public with our stories, we often face ostracism, silencing, and threats. (Z: The Left so often demands conversation on these subjects but never seems to truly welcome other points of view)
I want to warn America to expect severe erosion of First Amendment freedoms if the US Supreme Court mandates same-sex marriage. The consequences have played out in Canada for ten years now, and they are truly Orwellian in nature and scope.
In Canada, freedoms of speech, press, religion, and association have suffered greatly due to government pressure. The debate over same-sex marriage that is taking place in the United States could not legally exist in Canada today. Because of legal restrictions on speech, if you say or write anything considered “homophobic” (including, by definition, anything questioning same-sex marriage), you could face discipline, termination of employment, or prosecution by the government. CONTINUE READING HERE.
But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29
I wouldn’t want to have to fight homosexual leanings and I am 1000% certain there are people in this country who do. I think it helps if we keep in mind that good people don’t need insults. They are those living healthy, good lives and struggling with their sexuality.
Sorry if I sound ‘preachy,’ but it’s my blog. So there 🙂
have a fabulous Sunday,