What is the Harm? Look to our Children.

It is outrageous to claim that same sex marriage will have no effect on our society, on our children and the generations that come after us.  I read a sign recently in a news article that read, “How does my same sex marriage harm yours?”   What is the harm to our children, to our rights, to our freedoms?  What is the harm to our nation, our families, if same sex marriage as a currently defined “civil right” continues to move forward?  The gay marriage lobby contends that it won’t hurt, won’t harm, won’t change anything for the majority of society, but the evidence is mounting, demonstrating that not only will things change, but they will change in a major way.  In the Washington March for Gay Pride in 1993, they chanted, “We’re here.  We’re queer.  And we’re coming after your children.” Is that just some fringe quote?  Or is it indicative of a widely held innate desire to be accepted by society at all costs?

What are are we teaching our children? What effect will this have on their social development? on their children? (Kids watch at their teacher's same sex wedding--SF Chronicle.)

If we don’t win this fight to pass proposition 8 and other like minded legislation, changes will come like dominoes across the nation.  Massachusetts, California, Connecticut….if we’re going to stand up, now is the time.  Marriage is the fundamental building block of our society, changes to it’s definition will create ripples of change reaching every corner of our lives over time.  This is not a small issue.

Just last Friday, a class of first graders–6 and 7 year old children–was taken on a field trip to see a same sex wedding as part of the curriculum!

Class surprises lesbian teacher on wedding day

Saturday, October 11, 2008

“The 18 Creative Arts Charter School students took a Muni bus and walked a block at noon to toss rose petals and blow bubbles on their just-married teacher Erin Carder and her wife Kerri McCoy, giggling and squealing as they mobbed their teacher with hugs.

Mayor Gavin Newsom, a friend of a friend, officiated.

“….there was a question of justifying the field trip academically. Jaroflow decided she could.  “It really is what we call a teachable moment,” Jaroflow said, noting the historic significance of same-sex marriage and related civil rights issues.  “I think I’m well within the parameters.”

How can same sex marriage proponents argue that it will not be taught in schools?  It’s not just being taught, it’s being advocated, and it’s happening before our eyes.

See the teacher’s comment’s on her class attending and what she hopes all of our children will be able to experience: First Grade Teacher’s Interview

An Objective View– by Jane Galt www.janegalt.net

For more examples of the ripples see www.whatistheharm.org.