“A Letter to Advocates of Sodomy”
Dear fellow citizen who promotes same-sex marriage,
I don’t expect to convince you of anything, since you do not see purpose or order in nature, and whenever it will be pointed out to you, you will deny this order because of anomalies or because you find it incredible that nature could refuse her blessings to extra-marital or perverted sex.
When I point out that marriage is for children, you will point out that some marriages don’t have children. When I point out that nature obviously did not intend the acts of homosexuality, you will point to the anomalous behavior of animals to justify the behavior of human beings.
In doing this you worship a false god, whom some in yesteryears have called Chaos. This god allows the children of men to do with their bodies whatever they please as long as they assert that it makes them happy and does not immediately harm anyone. Some call this god Venus or Inanna or Ishtar or Astarte. Most don’t realize they are singing this god’s praises, but they’ve been writing some pretty popular hymns to him lately.
Professing to be wise so many have become fools, because they can’t see what every civilization since the dawn of man has seen, namely that, yes, sexual relations outside of marriage are contrary to nature, harm individuals, families, cities and countries, and when people choose to fulfill their desires solely for their own benefit and not to follow the course of nature in having children and raising them up, civilizations are destroyed beneath the selfish motives that drive men to use people sexually without understanding the purpose in it all, just as gluttons kill themselves by eating even though it should do the opposite, and sluggards become more lazy through sleep, even though it should revive them.
Homosexuality is the pinnacle of sexual depravity. First there is sex for the purpose only of pleasure, and not for the sake of raising a family and serving one’s spouse. From this grows the unwillingness on the part of fornicators to be the hypocrite in condemning others for deviating from nature’s purpose in sex. This unwillingness to condemn what is wrong then is defended more and more until it becomes branded as a virtue, since it is defending people from the judgments of others. Whatever then opposes this virtue becomes immoral and wrong. That is the doctrinal development of this god and his dogma.
So, I will wait to see what your god will give to our civilization. He sure is a nice god, letting people do stuff that nature could never have intended. A god who exalts himself above the purpose of nature! Now THAT’s a powerful god. I wonderful if he’ll save us from AIDS, genital warts, infanticide, divorce, herpes, broken homes, and all the other things the behavior he condones increases.
Just so that you can understand my position well enough, I will not dissemble to gain your respect, since I don’t desire the respect of one who defends the perversion of nature. I do not respect the belief that homosexuality is beneficial to mankind. It is a foolish and harmful belief, just as teaching the normalcy of extra-marital sex is disrespectful to all that is good and true in society. Those who hold to this belief are now calling me and others bigoted and unreasonable for opposing what even the Greeks and Romans who practiced something similar were at least a little ashamed of.
History, reason, nature, and every decent philosopher from the beginning of time agree with me. The democracy of the dead votes me in and casts you out, no matter how loudly the crowds cry out for condemnation of those who would dare oppose their depravity.
Mr. Mark Preus