Saturday, August 07, 2010

Judge Walker’s “Findings”

"Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians."

  • The truth is that this sentence should be structured the other way around: “Gay and lesbian harm or undermine religious beliefs and treat those that hold them sacred and true as inferior, uninformed, uneducated, and irrational.” This makes a statement against those with religious. It radically discounts the successful, productive, community nourishing lives of religious people. In one sweeping statement, religious people have been denigrated; legally classified as rubes.

"Children do not need to be raised by a male parent and a female parent to be well-adjusted, and having both a male and a female parent does not increase the likelihood that a child will be well-adjusted."

  • This statement does not examine the lives of “well-adjusted” children. It basically says that anyone can produce mal-adjusted children. It’s a legal decision based on uninformed opinion, not social science.

"The gender of a child's parent is not a factor in the child's adjustment. The sexual orientation of an individual does not determine whether that individual can be a good parent."

  • In the context of current culture, there is truth in this statement. Modern child-rearing has been abdicated by parents and relegated to the public school system for education, discipline, and moral formation.
  • If sexual orientation is vital to naturally becoming a parent, then it follows that natural parenting takes a male and a female nurturing and providing for children together. Again, Judge Walker didn’t examine good examples, but bad examples. Bad examples take no effort to produce.

"Same-sex couples are identical to opposite-sex couples in the characteristics relevant to the ability to form successful marital unions."

  • This is simply a ludicrously constructed sentence. “Same” is not identical to “opposite”.

"Gender no longer forms an essential part of marriage; marriage under law is a union of equals."

  • This is not marriage legally interpreted. It is marriage legally re-defined.
  • Marriage in every culture in human history has always been religious first. The legal aspects of marriage have flowed from religious tradition, not the other way around.

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Anonymous said...

Well said. I just can't figure out why the Ninth Circus Court can't figure it out, too.

B. Niles said...

Great, great blog! It amazes me how blind some of the most educated and leaders of this world can be. It's amazing to me that the animals are more sexually together than we who were created in God's image! Think about it, it would be abnormal to see two male dogs, cats or any animal species trying to mate. Yet here we are, the most intelligent of mammals trying to convince the world to accept such obvious abnormal copulation as normal. It reminds me of something Hitler once said, "If you tell a lie big enough and long enough, then the masses will believe." (Paraphrase)

I hope that wasn't too strong.

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