Marriage: Pillar of Society? Or…
What are we fighting for?
What is marriage? As traditionally defined:
mar·riage – [mar-ij] – noun
“But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.” Mark 10:6-8
Throughout history marriage has been something that is considered an important part of society. It is the binding of two people of the opposite sex. This couple has plans to share their lives together and in most cases, raise a family.
After childhood abuse led Lisa Miller into a dysfunctional life of addictions and homosexuality, she experienced a change of heart, converted to Christianity and left the homosexual lifestyle, in which she had lived as “spouse” to another lesbian woman, Janet Jenkins. During their same-sex “civil union,” Miller had given birth to a daughter, Isabella, conceived through artificial insemination. As a new Christian, Lisa Miller’s all-consuming focus in life was to be a good mother to Isabella. However, after a Vermont judge demanded that Lisa allow her former lesbian partner, Janet Jenkins, to have unsupervised visits with little Isabella, Lisa’s nightmare – which continues to this day – got its start.
According to the testimony of experts and eyewitnesses, the court-ordered visits were severely traumatizing the child, and Isabella’s court-appointed advocate said Jenkins was “turn[ing] her world upside down.” A clinical therapist testified Isabella appeared “traumatized” by her visits with Jenkins, and that “unsupervised visits … could cause permanent damage to normal development.”
A social worker testified the little girl “suffers from sleep disturbance and nightmares, having difficulty sleeping through the night,” adding that “Isabella also talks about death, and has expressed fear that if her mother Lisa dies she will be at risk. Without prompting, Isabella has said she is afraid that Janet Jenkins may take her away from Lisa.”
Worse, Lisa Miller told the court her child had referred to being forced to bathe naked with Jenkins, had begun to touch herself sexually and appeared disturbed and unhappy following visits, according a report by LifeSiteNews, which links to four court affidavits by social workers, therapists and others.
Do we want the above to be ‘normal’? Do we truly need complications such as this where child is used as a pawn to control and push an agenda?
Things that are different are not the same. If we want government out of our lives and out of our bedroom do not seek or support the redefinition of marriage. It will only lead to a society filled with chaos. There is no mention of marriage in the Constitution or Bill of Rights, therefore the government has no authority to change what has been a definition since our nation’s founding.
I am not trying to speak against individuals who hold these beliefs or live this lifestyle. I am simply stating some facts that should be considered. There are some great people in the LGBTQ community and showing compassion should be a part of every person’s outlook. We can and must get along with them. There is simply a disagreement on choice of lifestyle. We are all free to do what they will in their homes, nobody wants to change that. Rejecting the chosen lifestyle of members of the LGBTQ community does not mean one is rejecting them as persons. It is possible to both disagree with them, but interact and seek to encourage these people to return to nature’s design.
Cross-posted on my blog politicalfireball.wordpress.com