(Warning: this post mentions some mature — even sickening — concepts. It is not intended for young readers)
The proponents of same-sex marriage want to change a revered institution to accommodate the sexual preferences of certain groups. These groups often include lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transexuals (sometimes referred to as the LGBT sector). Now while that may sound very inclusive and tolerant, their advocacy is actually based on faulty logic that will eventually lead to disaster.
Many people assume that because the institution marriage involves a relationship between a man and a woman (with God as Witness and Judge), then it must also be based on sexual preference: the distinctly heterosexual preference of the majority. That is not exactly the case.
God’s created reality as the basis of marriage
It is true that marriage — especially Christian marriage — is a monogamous heterosexual union. But the sexual preference of the human participants alone is NOT its basis. If it were, then it would be subject to change at any time, subject to the whims of any of the contracting parties. But marriage is supposed to be far more stable and permanent than that.
The truth of the matter is that the heterosexual orientation of marriage comes about because of something far more basic: the natural, biological reality that God created.
The purpose of marriage is to bring about the union of persons in a relationship that allows them to beget children and to raise them in a loving, nurturing environment: the family. Marriage, therefore, recognizes the simple biological reality in God’s design: that natural reproduction is essential for the continued survival of the human race.
This reality cannot be changed. Non-heterosexual unions cannot beget children. Even science, for all its advances, still cannot effectively replace natural reproduction (if it tried to, the world would de-populate very quickly). And even if it could, this does not change the original basis of marriage nor nullify its validity. It is still an institution based upon a biolgical imperative that is part of God’s created reality.
Argumentum ad absurdum.
Well, so what if marriage recognizes this biological reality? Why not change marriage to accommodate a different set of sexual preferences anyway, since these are held by a minority group? What would be the consequences of this logic?
Well, obviously if the sexual preferences of the LGBT groups are to be accommodated, then what do we do about the sexual preferences of other groups? If we allow same-sex marriages, then what about catering to the desires of pedophiles, necrophiliacs, and those who practice bestiality? What about incestuous marriages? What about casual marriages for those who prefer temporary relationships? What about polygamy for those who want more than one partner? What about making room for those who prefer sickening sadomasochism? What about forced marriages for those who are into extreme domination? What about…?
At this point the problem should be evident. If we tinker with marriage to accommodate the sexual preferences of one group, then why not modify it to accommodate the sexual preferences of all (or most) of the other groups as well? Why not make it cater to every gross sexual perversion under the sun?
The logic that allows same-sex marriage is the same logic that allows any and every kind of “marriage”. It is absurd on the face of it. The proponents of same-sex marriage simply do not have a rational leg to stand on.
Marriage is not simply a human institution. It is a divinely ordained institution. As such, it logically respects the natural design of God’s creation. The “modified” versions of marriage that other groups want to implement do not respect that design and will rapidly lead to moral, biological, medical, and economic disaster.
God did it right the first time. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.