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Author`s name Dmitry Sudakov

Gay Marriage Is An Oxymoron

Two Russian lesbians have traveled all the way to Canada to be "married" under Canadian law in order to try to force Russian authorities to recognize their perverted union.

The couple is hoping to exploit a loophole in Russian law which does not specify the gender of those married abroad.

Irina Fedotova-Fet and Irina Shipitko came to Canada with the help of the perverted homosexual advocacy group Egale Canada, and were "married" in Toronto on Friday by Harvey Brownstone, a well-known openly homosexual judge.

Also read: Two Russian Lesbians Fail to Have Their Marriage Registered in Moscow

Marriage is an institution that predates civilization, ordained by God, and exclusive to one man and one woman who are given the responsibility to procreate the human race, and to nurture, educate, and pass on shared values and mores to their offspring. To redefine marriage to include same-sex couples is to strip marriage of an essential component, namely the ability and obligation to procreate. This would render marriage meaningless and open it up to endless revision and redefinition.

There is simply no evidence that the primary purpose of marriage has evolved to include gays and lesbians. First, the Bible clearly and unequivocally condemns homosexual acts. Secondly, there is no scientific evidence to confirm homosexual activity as a normal behavior. The so-called "gay gene" has never been found. Dr. Francis Collins, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work sequencing the human genetic code has stated that homosexuality is not genetically “hardwired.”

Not surprisingly, every credible study supports the fact that children do better in school, live healthier lives, and become better contributors to society when raised by both a mother and a father in the same household. Society is now seeing the results of "causal divorce" from the 70's and the "out of wedlock children" of the 80's, as the children of this generation now have all these psychological problems.

Once legal the state's coercive power will punish those who refuse to embrace gay marriages. Under a legal regime that permits homosexual marriage, public officials will be obliged to officiate at same-sex "weddings," public schools will be required to teach children homosexual marriages’’ acceptability regardless of their parents wishes. This is already happing in Canada.

Gay marriage is an oxymoron. The family is the fundamental cell of society. The family - and through it, all human society - have their source and origin in marriage. Marriage is ordered to the procreation and education of offspring.

As the basic expression of man’s social nature, marriage exists solely between a man and a woman who through their personal gift of self to each other, perfect one another into a communion of persons. This human development of the spouses and the proper nurturing of children who are the fruit of such unions makes an immense contribution to the common good of society. One does not need to have any particular religion or belong to a particular political party to recognize this, or that the family based on marriage is the best way to bring up happy, productive children.

Caesar Augustus, a pagan, sought to strengthen Roman society by outlawing adultery and sodomy and by encouraging traditional marriage and procreation He understood that there is such a thing as public morality. Emperor Augustus saw this, but it was too late to overcome the sexual licence of the late Roman Republic. This was the real reason why it collapsed. Let us hope that the same does not happen in Russia.

In defending traditional marriage and family one does not limit but rather defends personal freedom and dignity realistically and authentically understood.

Paul Kokoski
Canada

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