Home Letters To The Editor The theory of marriage relavitivity

You've heard the term "slippery slope", and this is what the slide into convoluted immorality looks like. It is not an isolated agenda either, but openly intends to force clergy to officiate it, school curriculums to teach it, adoption agencies to serve it, and employers and taxpayers to fund it through business and government benefits. It declares the voice of a majority incompetent, the honored traditions of marriage invalid, and decrees morality through court order. Consequently, the fabric of our nation will be torn in more ways than you can imagine.

You see, there are reasons for standards of morality in accord with common sense and human nature. Still others attest there are no such standards, and that a majority cannot tell a minority what is culturally right or wrong. But it was the revered crusader for rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, who offered some of the best arguments for standards and the voice of a majority:

"A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law."

"An unjust law is a code that a majority inflicts on a minority that is not binding on itself. A just law is a code that a majority compels a minority to follow that it is willing to follow itself."

"The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society."

No, Dr. King would not support gay marriage, and he would certainly encourage laws to protect our eternal standards. I'm also sure he would be shocked that the first black president is not doing that to protect the welfare of a nation "under God". As a result, there is an apathetic hypocrisy being propogated in current popular opinion.

Test yourself: Would you look forward to a homosexual relationship for your children? Would you encourage them into a polygamous marriage? Would you prefer they wed in their early teens? In other words, would you personally support marriage alternatives in your own family, social circles, and local academics?

If not, then don't censor your real voice on moral standards and traditional marriage in fear of political correctness. Believing these concepts can become a harmless right to "anything goes" will not shield you from the consequences of a people who lose their way and democracy along with it.

Ira White
Portsmouth VA

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