The trouble with gay marriage law

December 9, 2013 

State Rep. Jay Hoffman voted for the gay marriage bill in spite of being clearly informed by a multitude of local pastors and citizens about the negative consequences of the bill. Here are three of those consequences.

Children will be denied their natural right to be raised by a mother and a father. Some children will be artificially conceived, gestated in rented wombs and then placed in motherless or fatherless homes from the moment of birth.

Christian wedding-based businesses, like wedding photographers, will be forced to participate in homosexual marriages against their strongly held religious beliefs. A Christian wedding photographer in New Mexico has already lost such a lawsuit.

Public and private schools will be forced to teach our children and grandchildren that homosexual marriage is equal to or better than heterosexual marriage. After all, homosexual marriages are far more open to extramarital affairs than traditional marriages so they must be more enlightened marriages.

The homosexual activists began by asking for tolerance of their sexual behavior and were granted their wish, but they will provide no tolerance for those who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. They will use the new law to force their views on others.

Progressives often speak of tolerance, but once in power, they rule with an iron fist to force their morality on the masses. Hoffman's vote for gay marriage provided the iron fist.

Timothy L. Buchanan

Swansea

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