Bryan Fischer at RenewAmerica had a good column yesterday on why homosexual “marriage” is bad for any children who may end up caught up in it.
Here is an excerpt:
As Hansen puts it, “Two women can both be good mothers, but neither can be a good father.”
Children need the complementary balance of the kind of love both a mother and a father provide, the nurture and compassion of a mother combined with a father’s love which calls a child to achievement in order to fulfill his God-given potential. Plus, children learn how to relate to both sexes later in life by relating to both a mom and a dad and observing the way in which they relate to each other.
Further, for a boy to become a man, he must at some point detach from his mother and identify with his father, who shows him what mature masculinity looks like and teaches him how to channel and control his aggressiveness and his sexual impulses. A father’s strength and presence command a kind of respect a boy needs to learn self-restraint. It’s no secret that boys without fathers are much more likely to become delinquent and wind up afoul of the law.
This is only part of a good column; I’d recommend reading the rest.
I also wrote a rather lengthy piece on the subject in May, shortly after the California Supreme Court declared a right to homosexual “marriage.” It was in response to some skeptical comments to my initial post about that decision, and it deals primarily with why the institution of marriage is so important to child development, and why society as a compelling interest in preventing monkeying around with that foundational institution. It was called “Society and the State Have a Compelling Interest in Preserving Marriage.”
Dawn Stefanowicz is one child (now a woman) who was subjected to the chaos and emotional stress of growing up in a homosexual home. Her story is heartbreaking, even though she’s recovering from that now.
Children are being subjected to too much chaos and disregard for their development and well-being by selfish heterosexual people; how callous we would be to throw children from the frying pan into the fire by putting them in a home where they not only face the promiscuity and health risks common to many homosexuals, but are sent the message that one or the other sex is unwanted or unneeded.
Our selfishness and child-sacrifice at the altar of sexual indulgence needs to stop.