By: Rev. Colson Crosslick
President Bush has given heterosexuals a glorious wedding present --- a gaily wrapped amendment to protect the sanctity of marriage. That’s why I support his decision to offer a resolution to amend the U.S. Constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Christians should flock to the president’s side to protect our children from gay marriage, which the Bible clearly labels as morally repugnant and an attack on Jesus.
Do you remember Lot? Two beautiful angels landed at his house and after he fed them and sent them to bed, the men of Sodom surrounded his house and demanded: “"Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them." Lot decried this foulness and said: “No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them.” (Genesis 19).
Even way back then, Lot knew it was better to sacrifice a couple of pre-teen virgins than to indulge in the sins of homosexuality. I mean that in the respectful manner of the Bible. It's time to realize that the good old days when gays were content to be pop singers, intertior decorators, and Catholic priests are over.
Now before the politically correct among you strike, let me say right off the bat that I don’t hate gays, lesbians, transsexuals, transvestites or those buff male prostitutes you can often find trolling the byways of parks in any major city after midnight. Gays and their ilk have a right to many of the same freedoms as the rest of us normal citizens. I respect their right to have TV shows like Will & Grace and even their innate sense of fashion. But that doesn’t mean they should be allowed to get married.
There’s a powerful reason beyond the virtues of Christian belief why homosexual marriage should be banned. And that’s because gay marriage will increase the nation’s crime rate and send more of our trouble, young people to prison.
Many rational people might scoff at that notion, but part of my duties as pastor of the Pretty Good Shepherd Ministries in Ripsaw, Arkansas, is to visit troubled young men who are confined in prison or jail. What do these confused, tattooed prisoners have in common? From my own personal observations and from many outstanding studies done by religious, but non-affiliated colleges, these young men come from broken homes.
Broken homes, my friends, is the major cause of all crime – including bank robbery, murder, burglary, car theft, purse snatching, and soliciting male prostitutes (even if you claim to be just talking a midnight stroll to get rid of jet-lag). When the sanctity of marriage is attacked, the inevitable conclusion is more broken homes. How do we know this? Because we have the example from our liberal friends in Europe.
In Norway, Denmark, Holland, and other socially communist countries, the right of homosexuals to get married has been around for many years. Since same-sex marriage was legalized in these countries, the out-of-wedlock births have skyrocketed. This is because gay marriage undermines regular, normal marriages and makes heterosexuals disrespect the institution of marriage.
It’s a sad fact that few gays even take advantage of same-sex marriage even when it’s legal because it isn’t part of the “gay lifestyle” of bar hopping, Barbara Streisand movies, Broadway musicals, and hot tub orgies. It appears if gays just want to get married because heterosexuals can. It reminds me of a small, greedy child who wants to be allowed to play with the new toys and not the old, broken ones.
Many left-wingers in this country would have people believe that writing intolerance into the Constitution is bigotry. That our greatest living document should not be used as a tool for sanctioned racism. That’s nonsense! President Bush has stepped up to the forefront to support the Marriage Protection Amendment and we all know that this great president, known throughout the world for his honesty and integrity, would never steer the American people wrong.
I urge my fellow Christians to reach out to your Congressmen and Senators and tell them that you proudly support President Bush and want to add prejudice to the U.S. Constitution.
(The Rev. Colson Crosslick is pastor of the Pretty Good Shepherd Church in Ripsaw, Arkansas. In the past, he has called for a boycott of all Nathan Lane movies. He also writes the regularly appearing column Under God's Right Arm for DaRK PaRTY.)
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