A. Approach Step
B.Thesis Statement: America's government was established with the belief in God, and therefore allowing same sex marriage is a contradiction to our founding fathers a and the government we are sanctioned upon. C.Method Statement: This paper will discuss and analyze same sex "marriage" through the foundation of our government, moral views, homosexual views, and holy matrimony versus a union of two persons.
A. Foundations of our Government
1. Traditions and Values of America
2. God in America
3. Polygamy & Polyandry
4. Inter-racial Marriage vs. Inter-sex Marriage
B. Moral Views
1. God's Word
2. Genetic Makeup
C. Homosexual Views
1. Parental Rights
2. Public Agenda Statistics
Holy Matrimony vs. Union of Two Persons
Definition of Marriage
The Right to Marriage
Two definitions from two different dictionaries are as follows: "The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife", "The state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a legal, consensual and contractual relationship recognized and sanctioned by and dissolvable only by law." It is quite ironic how it is stated, "
union of a man and woman
" and does not say nor hint at "man and man" or "woman and woman". These definitions were derived from mankind, mankind that put an effort in building as what we all know as America. America's government was established with the belief in God, and therefore allowing same sex marriage is a contradiction to our founding fathers and the government we are sanctioned upon. This paper will discuss and analyze same sex "marriage" through the foundation of our government, moral views, homosexual views, and holy matrimony verses a union of two persons. To begin with, would one be willing to trade one's freedom for the allowance of same sex marriage? It is a question that when asked, many it not all do not hesitate and answer, "No". Then why is there such a debate on same sex marriage? Is it because we believe we are free and have the right to pursue happiness? Have we forgotten the very traditions and values America was built upon? Whether one chooses to believe it or not this country was established with the belief in God. Therefore, allowing same sex marriage is not only an abomination to God but a 'slap in the face' to America's core values. To further elaborate, the "Declaration of Independence," states, "...the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them." Not only does this document give us freedom and equality through the signers but also through the belief in God's will to mankind. Now, one is not banishing or belittling homosexuals, one is more asking that we keep America's traditions and values at heart and in mind when deciphering whether we should allow same sex marriage or not. Furthermore, the belief of God is imprinted on America's money system. For example, coins and paper bills state, "In God We Trust." After analyzing one's money, say the "Pledge of Allegiance" and within the very words of our pledge states, "...one nation under God." The belief of God in America is stated just about everywhere. Now, one isn't forcing or even asking one to believe in God, but one does ask for the belief in America and the beliefs she was built upon. Underlying the belief in America is the belief in God and marriage is one of America's most treasured traditions between a man and a woman. If we are so set on changing America's traditions, why not change Christmas, in fact why should there be such a holiday as Christmas; after all the meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Christ. Furthermore, if such a choice in marriage cannot be restricted based on gender, why should it be restricted based on number? The idea that a legal recognition of same-sex "marriage" would lead to the legal recognition of polygamy or...
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