The Purpose of This Bl;og

By and large, liberals are very decent, kind, and compassionate people who genuinely want what is best. This should be kept in mind as we explore the Law of Unintended Negative Consequences near invariably resulting from Leftist big-hearted solutions to societal problems.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Same-Sex Marriage--Ripple Effect

With the decline of marriage and family and social mores brought on somewhat by legalizing same-sex marriage (see posts above), there are other Leftist LUNCs rippling therefrom, such as the: skyrocketing illegitimate births and the troubling increase in the number of single mothers, children in single-parent households, and the level of poverty and violent crime. (See HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE)

Reports are also coming in that pedophilia is on the rise after legalization of gay marriage. (See HERE)

Dennis Prager notes: "It is difficult to imagine a single social change greater than redefining marriage from opposite sex to include members of the same sex....And what is particularly amazing is that virtually none of those who support this decision -- let alone the four compassionate justices -- acknowledge this....Outside of the privacy of their homes, young girls will be discouraged from imagining one day marrying their prince charming -- to do so would be declared "heterosexist," morally equivalent to racist. Rather, they will be told to imagine a prince or a princess. Schoolbooks will not be allowed to describe marriage in male-female ways alone. Little girls will be asked by other girls and by teachers if they want one day to marry a man or a woman. The sexual confusion that same-sex marriage will create among young people is not fully measurable. Suffice it to say that, contrary to the sexual know-nothings who believe that sexual orientation is fixed from birth and permanent, the fact is that sexual orientation is more of a continuum that ranges from exclusive heterosexuality to exclusive homosexuality. Much of humanity — especially females — can enjoy homosexual sex. It is up to society to channel polymorphous human sexuality into an exclusively heterosexual direction — until now, accomplished through marriage." (See HERE and HERE)

John Smoot figures that same-sex marriage will be most difficult on children. He writes: "Redefining marriage will make it harder for our children to develop their self-understanding and will sanction procreative methods that treat children like commodities....The educational system will be an authoritative source of insecurity for children. Planned Parenthood, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Future of Sex Education (FoSE) are powerful national organizations bonded together to promote not just sex education but also 'gender education' to our young. These groups have produced the National Sexuality Education Standards 'to address the inconsistent implementation of sexuality education nationwide.'...Under these standards, children ages eight to ten will be taught to 'define sexual orientation as romantic attraction to an individual of the same gender or of a different gender.'...Throughout these and other guidelines published by national sex and gender education groups, there is an emphasis on teaching young children three identities, underscoring a distinction between each person’s biological sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation. This 'three identity' approach may help some students, but it will damage the vast majority of them....Marriage, although damaged by the sexual revolution, still carries residual power to bring men and women together and bind them to their children. Eliminating gender removes a key ingredient in helping children recognize this." (See HERE

Smoot also points out: "The second harm that is often overlooked, as Alana Newman has addressed here on Public Discourse, is that same-sex marriage will enshrine in our culture the ongoing industrialization of collecting and distributing sperm and eggs. This would include perpetuating the callous practice of anonymous gamete sales...Same-sex couples need a third person, often a fourth in the case of men, to bring a child into the world. Sanctioning same-sex marriage will result in the state mandating equal treatment for and acceptance of same-sex procreation methods. The refrain “marriage equality” is already followed by a demand for “reproductive equality.” (ibid)

Granted, like with the spike in social ills and the marriage crisis, the ripple effects mentioned above may have been caused by a number of social factors, perhaps even more so than legalizing gay marriage, though gay marriage was evidently a contributing factor.

For an explanation as to why these same-sex marriage Leftist LUNC have happened, see: The politics of Compassion, Equality, Emotions, Victimization, Bullying, Propaganda and Disinformation. [the unlinked topics will be posted later as they are completed] 

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