Professor Charley Miles
7 March 2012
Gay "Marriage": Societal Suicide
The gay community has been fighting for the right to marry for quite some time now and over the years I have heard a variety of different opinions on the issue. In the passage “Gay “Marriage”: Societal Suicide”, written by Charles Colson he argues against gay marriages. Colson states in the passage that allowing same sex marriages is like committing social suicide and gives many points to back up his claim. Colson feels that if society accepts gays getting married it will lead to a decline in family and an increase in crime and teen pregnancy amongst many other issues. If I would have to take a stance on the gay marriage issue I would have to side with Colson because he appeals to some of my beliefs in some but not all of his points in the passage. Even though I don’t believe in gay marriage it does feel like the story presents a very biased point of view. Colson gives many valid points in his reading but some of them seem to have no validity whatsoever. Colson began the essay by bringing up the fact that the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ordered that the states issue marriage licenses to same sex coupled and then later changed the law to recognize same-sex civil unions instead. He then goes on to talk about how other states are starting the follow the decision made by the supreme court in Massachusetts. The whole tone of the paper leads to believe that Colson has a strong amount of dislike for people who choose to be homosexual “An unprecedented period of municipal lawlessness has followed, with officials in California, and New Mexico, gleefully mocking their state constitutions and laws. The result: Thousands of gays rushed to these municipalities to “marry,” while much of the news media egged them on.” You can also see his hatred of the gay community with some of the terms he uses he keeps to referring to them as “Gays” and “them” as if the...