Thursday, June 4, 2009

The silent majority

I want to begin by saying that I am speaking for myself right now. Not for the blog. If the other two contributers wish, they can either agree or disagree with me.

There are many blogs yesterday and today who will be celebrating the recent decision in New Hampshire. I am not. I can never celebrate the decision of governments to rewrite the laws of God. And not just that, but the dictionary as well. Looking up "marriage" in a dictionary will result in:

1. the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.
2. the state, condition, or relationship of being married; wedlock: a happy marriage.
3. the legal or religious ceremony that formalizes the decision of a man and woman to live as husband and wife, including the accompanying social festivities: to officiate at a marriage.

Man and woman. Husband and wife.
Man and woman. Husband and wife.

That is a marriage.

I know many people who are homosexuals. And I know that defining marriage as it has always been defined affects them. But that cannot change what marriage is.

Family is husband and wife. Children deserve father AND mother.

From the sound of things in this nation it would seem that I would be in the minority on this. But I am not. A recent pole showed that 52% of Americans are in favor of leaving the definition of marriage alone, of not changing it.

The majority of Americans are not in favor of allowing marriage to be redefined.

Yet it is the minority that continue to shout and beat the drum.

And it is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Even if it's only one of the wheels that is squeaking.

And so in my own way I cannot be part of the silent majority. I am a part of the majority, but I cannot be silent about it.

Destroy the family, the very fabric of society, by redefining it, and you ultimately destroy the society.


Wendyburd1 said...

They already changed things in CT, we are the GO TO state right now. It is strange, I never thought CT would accept it and CA would recant it.

I read both your intros and you guys sound great, nice to meet ya, found you near my blog on Mormon Mommy Blogs, so Hey!!

VICKI IN AZ said...

I raise my voice with yours sister!