The Standard of Liberty Voice
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March 9, 2014, #80
How To Defend Against Gay Marriage:
Short Talking Points You Can Memorize
-Stephen & Janice Graham
Don’t get caught empty-headed! You love people but you know marriage between same sexes is absurd, harmful, and must be opposed. Its advocates have their cunning but shallow arguments down pat. This is a war against God, truth, and reality, a war for the hearts of the rising generation and beyond. You need to have your sound bites ready, too!
A reader asked us to compile a list of brief statements. The following are two lists, one from a religious worldview and the other from an ostensibly nonreligious (scientific, historical, sociological) worldview. They are short and easy to memorize, with key words or letters bolded.
We didn’t make these up, but have collected them from many sources across the internet.
Keep this list handy. Go over it regularly in spare moments. Feel free to send more to add to this list.
Nonreligious Talking Points
About gay marriage:
The gay marriage movement is based on lies and propaganda.
Religious freedoms are threatened, punished, and destroyed by gay activism emboldened by legalized gay marriage (along with hate crime and “nondiscrimination” legislation).
The strength and security of the nation is compromised by legalized gay marriage because of its immoral nature.
Homosexual people are being manipulated and exploited by the gay marriage lobby which encourages and celebrates dangerous behaviors.
Every society has an enormous stake in private morality at the price of its survival.
Legalizing gay marriage results in the state imposing acceptance and promotion of homosexual behavior on everyone regardless of its harmfulness and people's religious beliefs.
Gay marriage is not marriage as it has always been understood.
Equality is not the issue. Two men does not equal a man and a woman.
Gay marriage is something entirely different from marriage, a cultural construct.
Refining marriage destroys its meaning. That affects everyone.
Gay marriage is based on the false notions that people are born gay and gay identity/behavior is a right to be respected.
Gay marriage turns a moral wrong into a civil right.
Gay marriage is homosexuality, which is immoral because it is harmful.
Gay marriage models unhealthy sex and sexuality.
Gay marriage is another term for sodomy (and the like,) which is harmful. Ask a doctor.
The gay mindset is pornographic, the lifestyle usually promiscuous, “married” or not.
Same sex sexual coupling is delusional. In the sex act, same sex partners are pretending that one is the opposite sex!
We love many people that we don't marry. Love is not the issue. Gay marriage is about perverse sex and sexuality.
Same sexes can safely enjoy every committed loving relationship except romantic.
The primary public purpose of marriage is to attach parents for the sake of children.
Gay marriage is sterile in nature. Real marriage is procreative in nature. The two can never be equal.
Society has no interest in officially recognizing any and all sterile adult relationships.
Gay coupling defeats the state’s purpose for preferring marriage.
Gays can never do the thing that makes babies.
Gays must use counterfeit parts for their pseudo sexual relations in “marriage.”
Like masturbation, what gays do is sexual but not sex (sexual intercourse).
Even if opposite-sex couples are childless, they can do the thing that makes them.
Accepted gay marriage does not decrease the rate of suicide, mental illness, substance abuse, and violence among gays.
Accepted gay marriage opens the door to the spread of unlimited sexuality.
About gay parenting:
Legalizing gay marriage legalizes gay parenting (adoption, foster parenting, surrogates, sperm donation).
Same-sex couples must contrive to get a child. Always.
Children do best when raised by their biological, married parents.
All evidence and research proves that children do best with both a mother and father.
The gay family experiment ignores all of human history, evidence, and research.
All types of families are not equally safe and effective.
The conjugal family is preferable to the safety and security of society.
Every child is entitled to a relationship with both parents.
Gay marriage purposely deletes either mother or father from a child’s life.
It is unjust and cruel to purposely deprive a child of a parent.
Children are entitled to a relationship with both of their parents.
Adults who were raised by same-sex couples feel cheated of a parent they were entitled to.
Adults who were raised by homosexuals are testifying of the depraved lifestyle.
The conjugal family is a barrier to governmental oppression. Gay families aids this oppression.
With accepted gay marriage children will grow up believing homosexual relations are harmless.
With accepted gay marriage children will grow up thinking it’s fine to experiment with homosexuality, etc.
The accepted of gay parenting is more evidence of a society that has devalued posterity. (We are a society that sanctions destroying its preborn children.)
Religious Talking Points:
Same-sex marriage is not in God’s plan. (“Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24.)
God put men and women together. No man should separate them. ( “Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”Matthew 19:6)
Homosexuality is harmful. “[M]en with men working that which is unseemly” will reap consequences. (Romans 1:27 )
Homosexuality dishonors men’s “own bodies between themselves.” (Romans 1:24)
Homosexuality is men “burning in their lusts one toward another.” (Romans 1:27)
Spilling seed on the ground. (Genesis 38:9-10)
Lesbians “change the natural use into that which is against nature.” (Romans 1:26)
Even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature. (Romans 1:26)
God forbids homosex. (“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is abomination.” Leviticus 18:22)
Homosexuality is sinful. It keeps us out of heaven. (“Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers . . . nor abusers of themselves with mankind . . . shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
In gay marriage the sin of homosexuality is modeled to children and youth, whether in or outside of that home. (Sin be upon parents who don’t teach children the gospel D&C 68:25, If offend a child it were better he were drowned, Matthew 18:6 , Train up a children in the way he should go Proverbs 22:6)
Homosexuality should and can be repented of in both desire and deed. (“Jesus said, whosoever look at a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5: 28, “Such were some of you, but ye are washed . . . sanctified . . . justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11)
Jesus preached against such sins. He forgave the repentant. He said, “Go and sin no more.” (John 8:11)
Christianity is not hateful or bigoted; it gives us moral standards for a good life and the rules for repentance and salvation that apply the same to everyone.
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