Top 10 same-sex marriage arguments
KOMO News: An estimated 250,000 people enjoyed Seattle’s Gay Pride Parade, while others debated an upcoming vote on marriage-equality in Washington state. Seattle resident Beau Chevassus has been considering what he calls the most common, or top 10, arguments regarding same-sex marriage.
For his analysis, Chevassus disregarded Bible-based reasons to oppose same-sex marriage, because “while our culture is deeply rooted in Christian principles” not everyone agrees with those principles.
In the video (at the KOMO link above ) he breaks down, negates, and illustrates the gay marriage arguments. If you don’t have don’t have time for the video, here are his basic points:
- I’m for
gayhomosexual marriage because I know gayhomosexual people and they’re nice. Just because we’re friends with a nice person, doesn’t mean we have to agree with everything they do, he says. Politicians who are forcing us to change marriage are making everyone out to be monsters if you don’t agree 100 percent with your friends. GayHomosexual people are attracted to each other. We can’t change that and should embrace it. Politicians are forcing us to change marriage because of a sexual desire, he argues. GayHomosexual marriage is about love. Marriage doesn’t have anything to do with love, he says. Marriage isn’t based on love, which is emotional and subjective. Love is not a legally-binding reason to completely change a basic institution.
- Gay marriage is about commitment. For any marriage to work, both people need to be selfless and committed. Commitment is not the only reason to get married, he says as he offers the example of marrying your mother because she is as committed to you as anyone. Politicians are trying to change marriage because two people have been committed roommates for a long time.
gayhomosexual marriage is equated to the days when people of different races were not allowed to be married. Politicians are equating a sexual preference with being black, he says, but being gayhomosexual is a strong choice, and not the same as being born a particular race. GayHomosexual people want the same legal rights as others. Washington has the “everything but marriage law” which grants people in our state the same rights as married couples, he says. Politicians are trying to scare people into thinking gayhomosexual partners are being denied civil rights. GayHomosexual parents are just as good as heterosexual parents. When children are brought into the debate, people get very emotional. We need to be very careful if we’re changing entire institutions based on emotions, he cautions.
- Marriage is just a label. Politicians are hijacking the label of marriage as a way to force everyone to endorse a lifestyle. (Bondage, yes, he goes there with an analogy around 8 minutes into the video which talks about redefining a basic word).
- Just let them have marriage, it’s not like heterosexual couples are doing so well with it considering divorce rates. Politicians will do anything to win this label of “marriage” even if it means undermining the institution, he says.
- Let’s just agree to disagree. This is always the last response you will hear, he says. While people are coming across as open minded, they’re really saying “you’re right” but I don’t want to admit how illogical
gayhomosexual marriage arguments are.
Your concurrence or rebuttal on any of these arguments?
Why yes, Beau, I do have some rebuttals!
Why should I set aside my Christian principles just because you may not be one? Why can’t you argue the Christian aspects that define traditional marriage? Well since you choose not to argue on the Christian aspects, here’s my rebuttal to your opinions.
- I don’t agree with everything that a nice person does. Doesn’t mean I have to sanction it either. Yet it is those who support traditional marriage that are being labeled the monsters.
- Why should I embrace that homosexuals are attracted to the same sex? The male body, in particularly, was not designed for homosexual activity. Do you embrace NAMBLA members and their sexual desires?
- Marriage has nothing to do with love? Speak for yourself. There are plenty of couples that get married for love.
- Commitment is a part of marriage. As are many other aspects. I’m sure those that support incest would love to use your example (marrying your mother because she is committed to you) so they can become married.
- Being gay is a strong choice? I thought homosexuals were “born that way”?
- Homosexuals in Washington do have the “everything but marriage law” and are treated that same as married spouses. If homosexuals aren’t being denied civil rights, then why the push for homosexual marriage?
- Indeed, we do need to be careful if we’re changing entire institutions based on emotions. For that reason, I prefer to follow the word of the Bible, not some strong choice by an individual.
- Redefine words all you want. That’s part of the “evolution” of accepting homosexual marriage. I’m sure that plural marriage supporters can’t wait for us to remove the label associated with their lifestyle.
- Wrong, it’s the homosexual activists who seek to undermine the institution of traditional marriage. See here.
- I’m in no hurry to admit how illogical my homosexual marriage arguments are. How can I agree to disagree with you when you won’t even start at my basic premise – the Bible and its teachings?
So for the time being, I’m choosing to agree to disagree. Don’t ask me to forgo my faith to meet your agenda.
I’d be happy to hear any other rebuttals – or anyone that agrees with him!