February 26, 2010
“Remember this day the next time someone tells you that gay marriage is about love and tolerance, that it won’t have any consequences.”
That’s Brian Brown, executive director for NOM, and his reaction to the government telling the church how to run its charities. Catholic Charities of D.C. was forced to let a third party run their adoption agency because of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in the District of Columbia.
They didn’t want to be forced to close their doors and hurt the many children the adoptive agency helps. That’s exactly what happened to the Catholic Charities in Boston, where they were forced to either shut their doors or compromise their religious beliefs because of the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts.
Same-sex “marriage” is not about love. It’s about a radical redefinition of the basic social institution of our society and negatively affecting public policy.
Is it good public policy to force adoption agencies to close their doors because of their religious beliefs?
Is it good public policy to attack the religious freedoms of our churches? (Even if a church is not forced to hold same-sex weddings in its sanctuary, evidence is NJ shows that a state can revoke its tax-exempt status for holding a definition of marriage contrary to the state’s definition.)
Is it good public policy to teach our children, as young as kindergarten, about homosexuality and about families with two daddies and two mommies? Who stops the teaching of homosexuality in schools if teachers simply can point to the legalization of same-sex “marriage”?
Marriage itself is not about love. It’s about bringing together husband and wife to protect and care for the next generation; essential to the well-being of any society.
That is why Pennsylvania needs to protect our marriage laws. Recently same-sex couples in our state went to local courthouses and demanded a marriage license. They were turned away, but promised future legal challenges to get activist judges to declare our marriage law unconstitutional.
Please- Email, Call and/or Visit your Senator today and tell them to support SB 707. Tell your Representative to support SB 707 once passed by the Senate. For more details, visit www.pa4marriage.org or call 717-657-4990.