This website was started in 2003 through to 2005, when it was dropped. During that period, it was used to advocate for the institution of marriage. Most importantly, It was used to oppose, the legalization of same-sex marriage as the marriage bill in Canada was under review to allow it.
The original owners of the site saw that the institution of marriage and it’s elements were under threat should such a bill be passed, hence they used this site for reach out and connect with other Christian who were also opposing the same, so that they could have something to show some political activity, or something like that.
My Take On Same Sex Marriage
Why was same-sex marriage such a controversial topic back then?
My direct experience is that Christians were probably complaining about something that was not going to impact their lives in any direct way in most cases. But they didn’t know that, at the time. Uncertainty and change always cause resistance.
In an ideal world, the lesson that should have been taken away from the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s is that just because one group of people gains rights doesn’t necessarily mean that somebody else loses out.
My take on addressing issues like same sex marriage is that, if you’re getting arrested for indecent exposure or otherwise being a jerk, you’re doing it wrong.
If you make an entire group of people look bad just to make a point and make national news, you’re doing it wrong.
If you’re being a good example of how to live your life as part of a same sex romance or (to take the opposite view) as somebody who believes that same sex marriage is a sin but also knows that a piece of paper isn’t going to make much difference if two complete strangers insist on making that their lifestyle, you’re more likely to be respected as somebody who is willing to have a rational discussion about the issue.
Really what the Supreme Court did was make same sex marriage legal. It didn’t say that you had to participate in the wedding ceremony, it didn’t say that you are required to get married to someone of the same gender, and it didn’t make people who oppose same sex marriage on religious grounds make complete fools out of themselves when they’re quite capable of doing that on their own.
People who want to get married to somebody of the same gender could have a civil ceremony done or even get hold of a Pastafarian to officiate and have a huge spaghetti dinner at the reception if they can’t find a Christian minister who is willing to handle it.
The important part here is just to respect the fact that these people are usually not bothering anybody else and just want to build their own lives together.
One thing that’s hysterical to me is that some people who oppose homosexual marriage say that they won’t ever have biological children.
There were 62,097 children in foster homes in California alone in 2014 and you can be sure that some of those kids were available for adoption. That’s a lot of kids who need loving forever families, so the simple fact here is that homosexual couples shouldn’t feel like they’re the odd couple out when it comes to adopting one or two of these kids.
Then they’d just be kids who have two moms or two dads and they shouldn’t be made to feel weird when that happens. The simple fact is that defining marriage in terms of having biological kids made much more sense when children had a higher chance of dying of one of the many plagues that used to wreak havoc on the European population at regular intervals during the Middle Ages.
Now that many of these diseases are no longer allowed to run rampant in most of the Western world, well, I wouldn’t exactly call Homo sapiens an endangered species now that most of the hazards that used to dominate most of the human world just a few hundred years ago now only exist in a few parts of the world. It simply does not matter if homosexuals never have biological children when they could always adopt and take some of the load off the foster care system.
So let the homosexuals get married if that’s what they want to do. You could even call that the loving and nonjudgmental thing to do if you want, because this is just two people who have a committed relationship with one another.
That’s how you do anything but make the national news in a negative way, and that’s how you show people that you can respect their lifestyle choices even when you insist that they respect yours. That makes it easier to have a meaningful dialogue about social issues like same sex marriage.