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PROP. 8: Moral society must legislate against immorality

Letter by Vincent A. Wagner, University Place on Aug. 9, 2010 at 9:04 am | 16 Comments »
August 9, 2010 11:14 am

The right to marriage may or may not be granted by the Constitution, but the right to redefine marriage certainly is not. Marriage is rooted in the public interest in procreation, in history and social science.

Homosexual “marriage” has not, is not and will never be necessary for the common good of society. Homosexual “marriage” has not, will not and will never serve the same purpose that God designed-traditional one man-one woman marriage does.

The constant push for homosexual “marriage” is political, not necessary. It is about forcing society to equate homosexual behavior with heterosexual behavior. Homosexual activists judges are using the homosexual agenda to undermine the Judeo-Christian traditional values this country was founded on to destroy it.

It is right that you can’t legislate morality. That is why it is necessary for a moral society to legislate against immorality. Since creation, civilized man has understood marriage to be between the male and female of the species, and any variance is viewed as immoral. California’s Proposition 8 simply said yes to what society has said for more than 5,000 years.

I can’t make you love me, but I need legislation to keep you from murdering me. I can’t make you be an honest person, but I need legislation to keep you from stealing from me. That is why Proposition 8 was so necessary. It is not “bigoted” or “hateful” to define marriage as the promise between one man and one woman.

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