Santorum on Marriage


When Shepherd Smith interviewed Santorum in Iowa he asked about people who love others of the same sex, he said the following:

“People are allowed to love a lot of different people and have a lot of different relationships, and we honor those relationships, but we don’t treat them as marriage because marriage is unique. It should be treated like any other group or couple of people that have strong relationships. Are they allowed to have rights and able to pass on goods and to be able to pass on housing and other type of rights? Sure, but they can contract for those things; there’s ways to do this. What we are talking about is an institution that’s vital for having children and raising children in the best possible environment.

Children have a right to a mother and a father, to their mother and their father. And when society says that that isn’t important, that that relationship isn’t as important or as significant as any other relationship, then what happens is what’s happened over the past thirty years. Thirty years ago, 71% of the people over the age of 18 in this country were married. Now it’s down to 51%; it’s dropped 5% the last year.  As a result of that, society is going to be in a much tougher shape.

Government is going to get bigger and we’re not going to have the freedoms that we have. Family is the foundation of our society and marriage is the glue that holds that family together. That’s not being against anybody, that’s being for something that’s an intrinsic good. “

I must say that I completely agree with Santorum when he said “Children have a right to a mother and a father, to their mother and their father. ”  There is a psychological and necessary reason for this, having nothing to do with whether same sex couples can be good parents, because children need role models for how to be a mom and a dad.

Children learn what a woman and a mother is from the mother or step-mother residing in a home environment. The same is true for a father or step-father who is residing in a home environment.  Not all mothers and fathers are good examples, that’s for sure, but it is the responsibility of society to help men and women be good parents. Providing an adult classes on parenting can help them be better parents. However, there are no classes that can show children how to be a good wife-mother or a husband-father. This is something they must witness on their own.

Also, children learn how a wife-mother or a husband-father should interact in a family, as well how a man treats his wife and how a wife respects him as head of the household, when it’s in a home environment. Again, this is something that cannot be taught by same sex marriages because it is unique to traditional marriage. Yes, it’s true that all marriages are not the best examples of these parental and relationship roles but a same sex marriage is never going to be capable of teaching these concepts no matter how good of a parent he or she is to the child.

There is a reason why children are born by way of a relationship between men and women. It is a model that is NOT inherent to same sex relationship–it is a substitute that tries to imitate a natural family–and has nothing to do with GOD, Religion, prejudices, or politics…it is what it is!

Trying to change what’s natural will have consequences to society and the mindset of children growing up in a family environment.  Do you really think changing political policies and teaching  young children in schools that same sex relationships are natural will change society in a positive way? You can try, but what is natural is not something you can change.

We can have relationships that we deem appropriate, even if they do not fit into the present attitudes we have of what’s normal, we can go ahead and make contracts that are legally binding to fit our relationship circumstances, we can teach  children what you feel is appropriate and live as you wish, but none of that can change what’s wrong into right or what’s unnatural to be natural.

Why can’t people people accept that they can live their lives as they wish without forcing society to change and accept the unnatural as being natural? Forcing people to accept such a relationship will not help your cause. What it will do is end up causing the opposite to happen.

It is because of your own poor relationships and lack of commitment to being good parenting that has caused the family confusion we have today. Remember this as you raise your own family. Learning to be a better spouse and parent, as well as having more commitment to making relationships work, would be the cure to the problems that plaque families today.

It’s an easy fix problems in society and families if we would help promote programs for families rather than wasting time and energy on legitimizing same sex unions. Again, I emphasize that this is about taking responsibility for your own family THAT YOU CREATED WHEN YOU HAD SEX WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX AND GAVE BIRTH. It has nothing to do with societies opinion, prejudices, religion, or government policies.

Perhaps you will think about this post and renew your commitment to your marriage and parenting roles so children can grow up in a better and healthier family environment.

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1 Comment

  1. Amen. I agree with this on every level. Thank you so much for this post.


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