Sunday, 29 July 2012
Same Sex Marriage is an Impossibility
I am disturbed by the push for gay marriage, even though there is within my family, as in Fr Dickson’s family, a person who experiences same-sex attraction. We ensure this person is made to feel valuable and loved, and while we make it clear that we don’t approve of the lifestyle, we do let it be known that we are always there to support in every other aspect of life. But same sex marriage is an impossibility because there is no way that two women or two men can have intercourse in order to consummate their relationship. This means their relationship can never be a marriage and so should not be called marriage, for marriage is not and never has been a simply legal term which we can redefine at will; it is a term that was borrowed by the State from the Judeo-Christian Faith; adopted for recognition of the union of a man and a woman in a life-giving relationship. I understand that the State now thinks it is possible to remove the need for consummation from the definition of marriage in order to allow for same-sex ‘marriage’? This only goes to show how a government –any government of any place or time– acts as though it were God; how it becomes, in fact, its own god by redefining religious terms to suit its own purpose.
So why are governments seeking to allow same sex ‘marriage’? Let us not kid ourselves that this is altruism; about giving equality to gay people, for civil unions give same sex couples rights of inheritance etc. Rather, it seems to be much more about playing for votes in order to hold on to power. For any government to distort religious definitions and use persons’ disordered attractions as fodder for votes, is perhaps bordering on the down-right wicked.