I see in the news this morning that the state of North Carolina has actually amended their state constitution by defining marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman. They have previously had a law that did this but laws can be overturned. Amending a constitution is far more difficult.
North Carolina is now the 30th state to have amended their constitution in order to ban homosexual marriage. That leaves 20 states to go but I don’t expect we’ll ever see states line California, Connecticut or Hawaii joining the list. At least common sense now has the majority.
Beyond any religious convictions toward the idea of same-sex marriages, there are very practical considerations. The first is the raising of children. Children brought up in households where normal sex is not practiced are taught an entirely skewed view of how people are supposed to behave. There’s a plethora of studies done by homosexuals verifiying, according to them, that those kids are all perfectly normal. Owners of pit bull dogs will tell you how sweet and loving their dogs are too, even as some of their children die every year from being bitten to death.
Those with special interests will always present arguments to prove that there’s never a problem, but there is a problem. Homosexuals have a far higher rate of pedophilia than non-homosexuals. For that alone, same-sex couples should never be allowed to adopt children. Add the general mental instability and socially dysfunctional behavior of the majority of homosexuals into this mix and you have more than enough reason to want children, as much as possible, to be kept safe from that sort of environment.
Religious taboos generally form because of very practical reasons. The eating of pigs has been taboo with Semitic peoples for thousands of years because pork not only spoils fast, pigs contract a lot of diseases that can be passed on to man if the meat isn’t very thoroughly cooked.
Another taboo is sex with animals. Violating that restriction has resulted in the sexually transmitted disease of siphulus going from sheep to humans.
Now we have the AIDS epidemic, the result of eating infected monkeys and the disease passed on sexually primarily by men having sex with other men.
When the majority of us instinctually feel repulsed and turn away from some deviation in our species or our social mores, there’s usually a good reason for it. Most of us do know the difference between right and wrong.