I am not one of those crazy people who think if you don’t believe what I believe you are automatically wrong, because we are all entitled to our opinions. This is especially true when dealing with religious matters.
The reason being is simple, there are millions of different religions and only one can be right.
Once you find out which one is right, it is too late because you are already dead. All I ask is if you feel strongly about an issue, that you don’t try to make excuses for what you are saying, like Matt Birk did in speaking out against Same Sex Marriage.
Children have a right to a mom and a dad, and I realize that this doesn’t always happen.
But recognizing the efforts of these parents and the resiliency of some (not all, unfortunately) of these kids, does not then give society the right to dismiss the potential long-term effects on a child of not knowing or being loved by his or her mother or father. Each plays a vital role in the raising of a child.
Same-sex unions may not affect my marriage specifically, but it will affect my children — the next generation. Ideas have consequences, and laws shape culture. Marriage redefinition will affect the broader well-being of children and the welfare of society.
The problem with Birk’s statement is that he is using children as a political plot device to say he doesn’t agree with same sex marriages.
On all levels that is weak.
Be a man and just say you don’t think gays should be married, that’s it. I could respect that, but to insinuate that the children will be infected like a disease because gays want the same rights as married couples is silly.
Don’t hide behind the kids because you are scared of the backlash you might receive.
If you are going to say something say it with your chest, don’t be a coward and say you are doing it for the children. Because kids take the cues from their parents, which means Birk is as much of a danger to his kids as he believes gays are.