By: James Santelices
him; male and female He created them."
“But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female…”
Christ considered the creation accounts in Genesis as authoritative in His day and what is authoritative for Christ, is authoritative for all Christians too.
His establishment of the Genesis passages as the fundamental passages on marriage [more fundamental than any Bill or Law] leaves no doubt.
Today, the sacred institution of marriage is under attack by the force of hell itself. This institution is Satan’s special enemy.
Just like in the United States, supporters of “Gay Marriage” in our country, now wants to re-define the word “MARRIAGE”. They are trying to create a Sexual pressure-cooker in our country.
Some of our Senators and Congressmen are planning to introduce a Bill that will allow “Same-Sex Marriage”. They wanted it to become a part of the law of the land.
They wanted it to be legal just like the marriage of “a man and a woman”.
They want it to be accepted as “politically correct” even morally right, common or perhaps, normal.
Some members of our Philippine society have let it become an issue for Congress debate.
Same-Sex Marriage is a “clear and present danger” in our society today.
U. S. Senator Michele Bachmann rightfully said: “This is a very serious matter, because it is our children who are the prize for this community, they are specifically targeting our children.”
For sure, the effects on our young Filipino children and young teenagers being subjected to gay marriage will be the major problems. For children only repeat what they hear, see, and other habits from their role models.
For sure, many Filipino children will be confused and will not understand why there can be two parents of the same sex and when all other kids have one of each.
For sure, when other children begin to ask questions about it and adult explains to a child, the teasing will come into play.
For sure, a child whose parents are gay will be taunted in school.
For sure, some of these children may not understand and think that their playmate’s family is weird.
For sure, this kind of marriage could bring child self-esteem down.
A Christian and a Catholic nation like ours should not accommodate such an obsession and if our present generation will tolerate this, the next generation will accept.
Friends, this kind of marriage should be banned because God did not intend woman to sleep with another woman, nor man with another man.
If God had intended the human race to be fulfilled through both heterosexual and homosexual marriages, He would have designed our bodies to allow reproduction through both means and made both means of sexual intercourse healthy and natural.
Will you be comfortable hearing a Filipino child introducing to you his parents saying: “Please meet my Dad, Adam…and my Mom…Steve.”?
Or will you be more comfortable seeing two men holding guns or holding hands?
Will you be more comfortable seeing two male Senators at the Senate floor shaking hands or kissing each other?
When God created a partner for Adam, He created Eve and not another Adam.
That is why when Adam saw Eve he was able to cry out loudly,
“At last, this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh!” [Gen. 2:23]
Sexual intimacy between a man and a woman is the normal emotional and physical method of male and female bonding because it corresponds to the design of our bodies and because it is the normal means by which offspring are created.
“If God had wanted us otherwise”, Johann von Goethe once said, “He would have created us otherwise.”
If, we open up the idea of Same Sex Marriage in the Philippines, God forbids, we will also be opening up a “Pandora’s Box” and theconcept of marriage will become completely diluted.
The family is the cinema for the government. Anything that happens in that basic institution of our society will eventually determine what can and may happen in the next generation.
If we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go and equating it with, the heterosexual lifestyle, then, we will see a breakdown of the family and family values.
Blessed Pope John Paul II said: “The breakdown of a family is a symptom of a sick and weak society.”
If two guys can marry each other, can we also stop a man from marrying a dog?
Think about this for a while: Is a MAN + DOG Marriage really the best WAY to raise children?
Someone once said that, “Before you remove a fence you need to ask why that fence was put there in the first place.”
There is a Biblical and Societal FENCE that was erected by the Almighty God since the beginning of time.
Some of our Politicians are now seeking to tear and remove that fence down, a fence that was built by God.
They are determined to dismantle that fence as we know it.
That fence is the INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE!
PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS: WAKE UP!
Our Filipino family is under fire!
Be aware of the “signs of our times.”
Do not allow the destruction of that fence to happen in our country! Uphold, defend, stand and fight for that kind of marriage God wants us to have!
Is SAME-SEX MARRIAGE wrong?
Is GAY MARRIAGE wrong?
Yes, very, very WRONG!
This kind of marriage is not natural. Not normal.
This kind of marriage will only encourage other people to try it too.
This kind of marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behaviors and sexual promiscuity.
This kind of marriage will change the very foundation of our society. WHY IS IT WRONG?
It is wrong because REAL MARRIAGE is an institution reserved ONLY for a MAN and a WOMAN.
Real marriage [a man and a woman] is not rooted in discrimination. It is rooted in common sense and for the common good.
Real marriage is built on Faith. It is a God-designed institution predating constitutions, governments, and laws. Marriage works best when God is the foundation and central unifying presence.
Real marriage is an intimate, healthy relationship. It means communication, commitment, respect and selfless love. These are the keys to a healthy, happy, affair-proof life ‘until death do us part’.
Successful parenting and warm, enduring bonds with children comes from true intimacy in marriage.
For marriage to flourish in our Filipino culture and society, it must be protected from REDEFINITION. If MARRIAGE can just mean ANYTHING, for sure it will mean NOTHING.
When Anti-Gay Marriage Bill was approved by the Nigerian Senate, David Mark the Nigerian Senate President, made this beautiful remark: