Monday, February 13, 2006

Stanley Kurtz on Marriage in Canada

Stanley Kurtz has a telling article here on the abolition of marriage agenda of the former Liberal government. National Review is no liberal-friendly news source, but that does not negate the assembly of quotes and facts Kurtz has made. I think this is a good article to read and consider.

Read the whole article here:

One quote: "It’s like this. The way to abolish marriage, without seeming to abolish it, is to redefine the institution out of existence. If everything can be marriage, pretty soon nothing will be marriage. Legalize gay marriage, followed by multi-partner marriage, and pretty soon the whole idea of marriage will be meaningless. At that point, Canada can move to what Bailey and her friends really want: an infinitely flexible relationship system that validates any conceivable family arrangement, regardless of the number or gender of partners."

5 comments:

  1. I will give the article a read, one thought I would like to put forth..I heard somone make this point, that sodomites(those in a homosexual relationship) dont want freedom, which is what they are demanding, instead what they really want is recognition and acceptance of the act...they already have freedom now. Food for thought, not that you'd really want to chew on it for too long given the plausable outcome. Kurtz mentions in the quote about 'redefining the institution'. I think redefining words is one way those, in some cases, who disagree side step the issue. 'They' did it with the words 'truth' and 'tolerance' and now we have a relativistic, pluralistic and post-modern society. We used to believe in truth, even if we didnt know what it was, now we dont even believe in that anymore. And those who are tolerant(those who rightly disagree) are called intolerant(meaning 'judgemental'...see the change of meaning?) because their tolerant(ie they disagree)...to which I reply 'So What?' Sorry Paul, I think I Hi-jacked your post...call me intolerant if you wish :-) keep reading your Bible everybody...we know it is the True Truth!

    Twin#2

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  2. Good point twins. This is true, but I would also add that it is not even so much acceptance of homsexual behaviour that is really wanted but acceptance of them as people. They want to be liked and they associate that with approval of their behaviour. To say you like them but cannot approve of their behaviour is totally unacceptable. "If you do not approve of my activity you reject me as a person" is their cry, even though they don't often say that. They tie acceptance of behaviour with acceptance of personhood. The Christian response to this is to befriend people whatever their sins and still disapprove of the sin, even if it gets misinterpreted as being an acceptance of their behaviour.

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  3. kend

    I agree! :-) Good point that 'they tie acceptance of behaviour with acceptance of personhood'. I wonder what their view of God is(those who claim they are "Christians" and those who are unblievers)? I think that if you have a wrong view of God it affects how you live and think (eg. "you cant judge...God is all loving"). It is so important to have a correct view of God!
    Twin#2

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  4. Talking to a homosexual young person a couple of weeks ago and he told me that Christianity is summed up in the phrase "God is love", which for him, and many others, means that God would never frown on anything that made me happy. So you are right.

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  5. WOW! Egos will soar at the mention of this blog. unbelievable! I'm flattered Paul. Can I call you Paul? WOW!

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