Controversical Essay: Should Gay Marriage Be Legalized?

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Should Gay Marriage be Legalized? Over the past few years the issue of same-sex or gay marriages have been debated by many people and has quickly become one of the most controversial issues that there are today. The question has been asked any times now, “should gay marriage be legalized”? The majority of Americans now days are all for legalizing gay marriage, with most of them saying that “everyone should have their rights and be able to do what they want”, or that we are “discriminating” if we speak out against same-sex marriage. I agree with them but only to an extent. Yes, I believe we should all have our rights, and I also believe that we should not discriminate, but is it not worse …show more content…
Charles Krauthammer who is an American Pulitzer Prize-winner and physician states in his essay to time magazine (When John and Jim Say I Do) that “For the time being marriage is defined as the union 1) of two people 2) of the opposite sex” (1). Since the beginning of time marriage was meant to be between one man and one woman. There are many people now days who are trying to change that by saying that gay unions are natural and normal. I would like to say that if same-sex marriages are legalized we are just asking for trouble. Marriages were instituted by God himself so that we would be able to reproduce and populate the earth. If you were to pick two men or two women randomly off the street, put them together and ask them to reproduce a child, the answer would probably be we cannot. Quoting from the Bible in the book of Mark 10:6-7 it says “But from the beginning God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife”. As you can see it is stated quite clearly, and I cannot find any reason to believe otherwise. There are many people today that say we should not mix religion with politics or religion and the Bible with our government. I would like to ask, why not? Rik Van Nieuwenhove, a lecturer in theology at Mary Immaculate college, declares in an article he wrote for the Irish Times “There …show more content…
I agree with John Edmiston, who is a pastor and missionary to Asia, when he argues in an article he wrote (What Does the Bible say about Same Sex Marriage) that “If God had intended the human race to be fulfilled through both heterosexual and homosexual marriage, he would have designed our bodies to allow reproduction through both means and made both means of sexual intercourse healthy and natural” (1). But God never intended for same-sex marriages to be right. It is a proven fact that homosexual intercourse carries a high risk for disease. John Western, who is a reporter for medical magazines, states in an article he wrote for Life Site News “Young homosexual men aged 15-22, who had anal sex had a fivefold increased rate of contracting HIV over those who had never engaged in anal sex” (1). Western also states that “Over 70% of all AIDS diagnosis in Canada in adults over the age of 15 up to June 2004, were in homosexual men (13,019 out of19,238)” (1). I believe that marriage does not just exist for the emotional satisfaction of two individuals but that they exist for the greater good of the community. So why should we legalize marriages that will cause not only medical and health issues, but also family and Biblical issues? Leviticus 18:22 says very plainly “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with woman kind: it is abomination”. (Abomination: something that causes disgust or hatred). What the

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