Tuesday, October 20, 2009

And a bit more...

A little more to add to the NFP topic following the video I embedded in the last post... this is very important in understanding why homosexual unions should not be defined as being the same as marriage between a man and a woman.

The Difference is the Difference is the name of the article... h/t to That Married Couple for the post which linked me to this article.

The article is not a long read at all, and for those who feel strongly about defending traditional marriage, it is a must-read. But it also concerns me... without the fullness of the understanding of the differences between man and woman, without the truth about human sexuality as presented by Catholicism, what is to stop gay marriage from becoming legally the same as traditional marriage? I have thought a lot about this, and I cannot defend it properly without coming back to the birth control issue. If anyone else can argue against gay "marriage" effectively without including the heterosexual couples being open to life, then I would sure like to hear it! Once you take away the major difference between homosexual acts and heterosexual acts - procreation - then there is not much of a difference any more. Sex becomes only for pleasure in both cases, whether new life cannot be transmitted because of biological impossibilities (as with homosexual acts), or when the sexual act is rendered sterile purposely by heterosexual couples.


Kris said...

Erin - your last paragraph hit the nail on the head. This is WHY our country is sadly moving, state by state, towards approving gay marriage. Because many have lost, or never learned, the true meaning of the gift of our sexuality, and it's intrinsic link to procreation. So many people don't see why marriage should only be between a man and a woman. They ask - why does it matter when they are not hurting anyone? Why shouldn't they get married if they love each other? why shouldn't they have kids if they love each other (through adoption, artificial insemination, surrogate parents, etc.) It's a slippery slope we're on, and the link to birth control is huge.

Jenelle said...

Beyond procreation, marriage partners were made male and female to compliment each other. We are hard-wired differently. Fr. Loya has audio cds out, one being "Gift of Sexuality." He is able to take TOB and put it into terms that even non-religious people would understand and find themselves agreeing to much of it. He takes examples that you see in everyday life. It might be worth looking into