I recently came across a blog with a video post where a child, none older than maybe 10, is stating that Prop 8 is wrong by keeping the sanctity of marriage between man and woman by making it illegal to marry same sex couples.
Here's what I think. I respect this little girl's opinion that "it doesn't matter who you marry", but the truth is, it does matter. Family is and can be any number and type of people in it due to their own unique circumstance, but the definition and purpose of marriage should not be confused in defining family. But then again, a family, by basic definition is a group of people, genetically linked, which is started when two people, a man and a woman marries and procreates. Of course, nowadays, the marriage part is often dissolved to a mere choice. How sad...
To go on... The concept of marriage was not OUR idea, humanity did not come up with the concept of marriage, we only expanded on its rituals, practices, traditions; we elaborated on it. The basic concept of marriage is the ultimate union of MAN AND WOMAN, given permission (marriage) by GOD himself to unite physically and cleave unto one another and procreate to fill this earth for His perfect purpose. We are not perfect, but through marriage, we are showing obedience and willingness to know of HIS perfect plan for us. There is a time and science to marriage, not a generic puzzle we try to force because we feel we can or should. God allows marriage to happen early or late or even after a devastating heartache, but God never intended for people to "cleave unto their own" (same sex) to avoid pain or further define our differences, instead, he has commanded us to, "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. (Genesis 2:24, KJV)
Women are meant to collaborate and help men be better people through marriage, not sexually unite and isolate themselves to raising children with only female mentality and men are meant to collaborate to bring out women's inner strength through proper marriage, not unite sexually and raise children with only male mentality.
Each child needs a balanced upbringing of both men and women's strengths, intelligence, compassion and love. No child can survive with a man's guidance or a woman's guidance alone. Woman was created to compliment man, not imitate him, while man was created to protect and tend the earth while a woman's touch beautify and replenish the earth. Man is to help women understand that their differences physically and mentally are a perfect combination to bring about another life, a perfect being sanctioned by God to continue to beautify and tend the earth.
I believe we are designed this way by a perfect and loving God and for man to rearrange that is a distortion of His higher and perfect plan.
1 Corinthians 11:11-12; KJV
"Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord."
"For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God."
If we are to teach our children of their sanctity and if we are to teach them that God is all knowing then we also need to teach them properly of HIS perfect ways for our happiness, not the thought processes of man.