Hey, you had almost 30 queers that agreed with you in the counter protest in Atlanta.
Gay Ďmarriageí in high demand? Not according to the U.S. census
Wed Oct 05, 2011 14:39 EST
October 5, 2011 - The pressure to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples keeps increasing. The impression is given that thousands upon thousands of gays and lesbians are unable to do the one thing they want to do more than anything else: That is, have a wedding.
As if to prove the point, the US Census Bureau announced that it would be counting same-sex households in the 2010 Census. In August the Bureau announced that there are nearly a million. I was surprised by the small number.
But this past week, they reduced their estimate of same sex couple households by nearly thirty percent. In fact, it turns out that there are fewer than 650,000. Thatís about six tenths of one percent of total US households.
But an even greater shocker for me was the number of same-sex married households. Gay marriage is legal in six jurisdictions. In Massachusetts, itís been the law since 2004. Same-sex couples can get married, for example, in Massachusetts and Washington, DC, and live anywhere because nobodyís enforcing DOMA anymore in view of litigation. And yet there are only 131,729 households headed by married same-sex couples. Thatís two-tenths of one percent of married households. Talk about the tail wagging the dog!
This census data exposes the two biggest myths created about gay marriage.
The first is that thereís a huge demand for it. No way! In fact, thereís hardly any demand at all. Gay couples are not lined up at city halls hoping for a marriage license.
The second myth is the so-called ďmarriage equityĒ argument: That this is just another civil rights movement. Are you going to tell me that it was possible to fuel the civil rights movement with 646,000 couples, when only 131,000 had a real stake in it? Itís laughable.
I have never believed that gays wanted to marry. Their behavior by its very nature is too promiscuous. Gay relationships are for the most part sexually open rather than exclusive.
For us to redefine marriage, thereby altering thousands of years of human history, ignoring all of the benefits marriage offers to individuals, cultures, civilizations and ó above all ó children, for the sake of 646,000 same-sex households, only 131,000 of which are married, is madness.
Gays and lesbians donít want marriage; they want their sexual choices affirmed as normal and moral. And thatís whatís behind the blacklisting, boycotting, and suing anybody who even questions homosexuality. They donít want anyone telling them that how they live is morally problematic. Gays are actively trying to destroy marriage and will take away our freedom of speech and religion in order to do it.
Does this take the church off the hook? No. For years we have helped deconstruct marriage, winking at cohabitation and allowing easy divorce. Weíve allowed politicians to pass bad divorce laws and to loosen the moral standards surrounding marriage. Now itís all coming back to haunt us. But our job is to rebuild marriage as a sacred institution and to stand our ground and defend it, come what may, from what appears to be a tiny minority.
From the article ...
" ... Iím perplexed by the contradictory nature of Cathyís statement, characterizing those who have the Ďaudacity to define what marriage is aboutí as Ďpridefulí and Ďarrogant.í Isnít that exactly what Cathy was doing? Defining what marriage should beóbetween a man and a woman?... "
It's standard practice in christendom to do just that: accuse people of doing what is being done to THEM.
It's surprising that so few people get that.