June 25, 2011 7 Comments
Article first published as The Attack on the Family Continues as Same-Sex Marriage is Legalized in New York on Blogcritics.
Last night same-sex marriage became law in the state of New York when Gov. Cuomo signed the bill. New York became the second state to legalize same-sex marriage through the legislative process (New Hampshire was the first). Four other states have legalized same-sex marriage through the court system. They are Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
As we see the continuation of the attack on the institution of marriage we need to step back and consider the bigger picture. This is just one battle in the larger attempt to destroy the family unit. If you have never considered this, take some time to think it through. The family unit is the basis for modern society. It has been since God instituted marriage and the family way back in the Garden of Eden. The family unit is, and always has been, the foundational structure on which all society has been built. If it is destroyed society will crumble. Are we not seeing this now in the United States and around the world?
Many will ask how legalizing same-sex marriage can damage the family unit. Let me take a moment to explain. The family unit was designed to have several functions such as procreation, religious instruction, societal training, etc. Each member of a family unit has some specific roles that must be fulfilled in order for society to function at an optimal level.
One of the primary functions of a family unit is that of procreation. Biology requires a male and a female for procreation. A same-sex couple can not produce children on their own. This threatens the very existence of a society or nation. As the number of same-sex couples increases the number of couples available for procreation decreases and if it decreases enough then the total population will begin to decline as the birth rates do not meet or exceed the death rates. Same-sex couples by themselves are probably not enough to cause this overall population decline but it is an increasing factor in the equation.