Homosexuality is a sin that God calls an abomination. God also tells us that the purpose of marriage between a man and woman is to raise godly children who will grow up to love and obey God and His statutes. I do not have the right or the desire to tell God that He is wrong or to try to twist His words around to say something other than what he said.
Having said that, it galls me to see just how many people, including supposed Christians, try to say that the Bible does not teach that homosexuality is wrong and that it’s okay. They claim they should have the same legal rights as godly married couples and parents have. One of their other arguments is that there is no proof that raising a child in a homosexual home causes harm to the child and that they grow up normally, but a number of studies reveal the opposite is true.
Last year I reported on one study that revealed that children raised in homes by homosexual parents are 35% more likely to fail in school. Gay activists claim that this study and others like it are biased and inaccurate. So I wonder what they would say in response to a letter written to US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that written from by the child of a gay parent?
The letter, published by the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse, reads in part:
“Dear Justice Kennedy,
June is nigh, and with it will come your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage.
I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights.
It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of us children with gay parents do. We also love their partner(s). You don’t hear much from us because, as far as the media are concerned, it’s impossible that we could both love our gay parent(s) and oppose gay marriage. Many are of the opinion I should not exist. But I do, and I’m not the only one.
This debate, at its core, is about one thing.
It’s about children.
The definition of marriage should have nothing to do with lessening emotional suffering within the homosexual community. If the Supreme Court were able to make rulings to affect feelings, racism would have ended fifty years ago. Nor is this issue primarily about the florist, the baker, or the candlestick-maker, though the very real impact on those private citizens is well-publicized. The Supreme Court has no business involving itself in romance or interpersonal relationships. I hope very much that your ruling in June will be devoid of any such consideration.
Children are the reason government has any stake in this discussion at all. Congress was spot on in 1996 when it passed the Defense of Marriage Act, stating:
‘At bottom, civil society has an interest in maintaining and protecting the institution of heterosexual marriage because it has a deep and abiding interest in encouraging responsible procreation and child-rearing. Simply put, government has an interest in marriage because it has an interest in children.’
There is no difference between the value and worth of heterosexual and homosexual persons. We all deserve equal protection and opportunity in academe, housing, employment, and medical care, because we are all humans created in the image of God.
However, when it comes to procreation and child-rearing, same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples are wholly unequal and should be treated differently for the sake of the children…”
The letter is too long to post here in its entirety and I strongly suggest you take the time to go and read the entire letter. The author spells out a number of issues caused by gay parenting. Then the author ends with:
“This is not about being against anyone. This is about what I am for. I am for children! I want all children to have the love of their mother and their father. Being for children also makes me for LGBT youth. They deserve all the physical, social, and emotional benefits of being raised by their mother and father as well. But I fear that, in the case before you, we are at the mercy of loud, organized, well-funded adults who have nearly everyone in this country running scared.
Six adult children of gay parents are willing to stand against the bluster of the gay lobby and submit amicus briefs for your consideration in this case. I ask that you please read them. We are just the tip of the iceberg of children currently being raised in gay households. When they come of age, many will wonder why the separation from one parent who desperately mattered to them was celebrated as a “triumph of civil rights,” and they will turn to this generation for an answer.
What should we tell them?”
You will notice that the author is not anti-homosexual nor against LGBT groups or kids that claims to be sexually confused. She’s writing from experience, hers and others, about the dangers and harm of homosexual parenting. She believes that this danger is strong enough to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriages. Not because of what God and Bible says, but because of what it does to children.
Even though I don’t agree with her acceptance of homosexuality, I have to applaud her honesty for standing up for children and trying to prevent others from enduring the same perverse family dynamics that she and others have experienced. I urge you to share this letter with others and to pray for the Supreme Court and that God will guide their decision in the case before them. Their ruling could destroy the lives of countless children and doom them to lives of sin and perverseness that could eternally separate them from God.