Thursday, September 22, 2011
"Power to the People!"...oops...nevermind

Jennifer Roback Morse attended the California Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8 (the California Marriage Amendment) and has some interesting observations.  Most importantly, advocates of the public endorsement of homosexuality and their attorneys are perfectly fine with destroying the process by which Californians can amend their constitution, as long as these homosexual radicals get their way.  I've been saying the same thing about religious liberties for a long time, but this is an important addition.
Jennifer highlights this here:

Modern American “progressives” used to love the slogan “power to the people” when they thought they could control the people. Now that they are trying to shove something down the throats of the people, the progressives are ready to throw “the people” under the bus, along with the initiative process. Today’s “progressives” are perfectly willing to gut the people’s power of initiative, just to give same sex couples the right to marry.
Interestingly enough, very few such couples actually take advantage of this right in jurisdictions where it is permitted. This suggests that the “freedom to marry” isn’t the only issue at stake here, and maybe isn’t even the main issue.

Check out Jennifer's full column.  It's very thoughtful and well researched.  The fight for marriage is not as the media wants to portray it..."gay and lesbian victims" who just want the right to marry their partner of 30 years and enjoy their 2.5 kids and their picket fence versus angry "fundamentalist religious zealots".  The reality is that this fight is between radical homosexual activists versus the values that have made These United States great...final authority resting with the people and religious liberty, among others.
P.S.  For those who would challenge my characterization of the media portrayal of the self identified "GLBT" community, here are some facts:
1.  Homosexuals are less likely to enter into a committed relationship, less likely to be sexually  faithful to a partner, even if they have one, and are less likely to remain committed for a lifetime, than are heterosexuals.  (Source: "Top Ten Myths About Homosexuality", Myth #10)
2.   In states and countries that have same-sex marriage, far fewer homosexual couples get married than heterosexual couples.   (Source: "Top Ten Harms of Same-Sex 'Marriage'”, Point #4)3.    Monogamous, lifelong homosexual relationships are rare, even in places where homosexuals have been granted most of the rights associated with marriage.   (Source: "Top Ten Harms of Same-Sex 'Marriage'”, Point #5)4.    The average male homosexual partnership lasts only 1.5 years.  In contrast, more than 50 percent of heterosexual marriages last fifteen years or longer.  (Source: "Top Ten Harms of Same-Sex 'Marriage'”, Point #6)  

Furthermore this source goes on to say: Some may argue that granting homosexual rela¬tionships legal recognition as “marriages” would make them as stable as heterosexual marriages. However, a study of “married” same-sex couples in Massachusetts found that after only a year or less of “marriage,” more than a third (35%) of the male couples and nearly half (46%) of the female couples had already “seriously discussed” ending their relationship. And a study of same-sex di¬vorce among homosexual couples in “registered partnerships” in Sweden found that “the divorce risk in partnerships of men appears 50 percent higher than the corresponding risk in heterosex¬ual marriages, and that the divorce risk in part¬nerships of women is about the double of that of men”—thus making lesbian “divorces” almost three times as likely as heterosexual ones.

5.    A small number of homosexual couples are raising children compared to heterosexual couples.  “Among homosexual couples, as identified in the 2000 census, 34% of lesbian couples have children living at home, while only 22% of male couples were raising children.”   (Source: "Top Ten Harms of Same-Sex 'Marriage'”, Point #8)

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