Tuesday, September 23, 2008
These images are from the new webmess, iProtect. Their goal is to educate young folks about gay marriage in hopes to stop it. They even have facts to help spread their cause.
- For centuries, marriage as a legal, civil and religious institution between a man and a woman has protected children and society in every country and culture.
- In March 7, 2000, 61% of California voters passed Proposition 22 — to keep marriage between a man and a woman.
- On Aug. 8, 2008, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that 53% of new HIV infections in 2006 occurred in gay or bisexual men. More infections occurred among young people under 30 (aged 13–29) than any other age group (34%, or 19,200). African Americans, while comprising 13% of the US population, accounted for 45% of the new HIV infections in 2006.
- On May 8, 2008, a black administrator was fired from the University of Toledo, Ohio, for objecting to the comparison of black discrimination to same-sex marriage.
Marrying a same-sex lover isn't a civil right.
Prop. 8 isn't out to remove rights. In America, we all have the "right" to have a relationship. But what about the legal right to marry?
- For centuries, civil marriage protected society and children by making marriage a legal institution between a man and a woman.
- On March 7, 2000, 61% of California voters passed Prop. 22 — to keep marriage between a man and a woman.
- On May 15, 2008, four judges overturned the will of voters and said same-sex marriage was a "right."
The question is, why stop there? If gays have a right to get married, then how can they say a man doesn't have the right to marry his daughter, or a minor, or three women?
The same-sex marriage movement has more to do with validation and social respect than legal rights. But the cost to the rest of society is far too much to pay.