The following way the "GAY" letter of the week. We should get a "GOD" or "GUN" letter later this week.
Under the title "Amendment necessary to ensure gay marriage ban"....
Same-sex marriage should be carefully scrutinized. I know there is a popular opinion that this falls under the pursuit of happiness doctrine. Under this theory, some people are born with a sexual attraction to members of their own gender. I have my doubts about this; not being afflicted with this problem, I don't know.
I do know the propagation of the human race depends on the fertilization between male and female; if this doesn't happen, the human race could cease to exist.
Think about it: Fruit trees have gender; without cross-pollination, we will not have fruit. I grew up on a farm; I have seen a bull break down fences and travel two miles to get a cow when she is in season. I have never seen a bull break down a fence and travel two miles to get to another bull. This is because they are following the dictates of nature. Animals don't have a choice of when or where they procreate, this was established by their creator. This is nature's way of continuing the species; without this male/female relationship, we would not have milk, butter or beef.
You can have a chicken house full of chickens laying eggs. The eggs look like any egg, they are good to eat. You can fry, boil, poach, scramble, or eat them raw, but if you don't have a rooster in the house with them, you can't hatch a baby chick. No male-female relationship, chickens become extinct.
In the case of chickens, cows, trees and flowers, nature has provided for procreation, the participant does not have a choice. Their only role is to do that nature dictates.
Mankind is the only species that was given the freedom of choice. Unlike the animals, who procreate according to the dictates of nature, mankind was given a choice whether to procreate or not to procreate. In order to ensure that mankind would use his freedom to propagate the earth, our Creator endowed us with an overwhelming desire for sex.
This desire for cohabitation is arguably the most powerful trait we are given. When used responsibly, this freedom allows us to have a loving relationship with the mate of our choice, but it is only the male-female relationship that ensures the continuation of the species. Not every male-female relationship produces children, but male-male relationships never contribute to the propagation of the human species and are counter to the nature of all living creatures.
The California Supreme Court has struck down a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The decision was split four for overturning the voter-approved law, three for keeping the ban as approved by voters.
Think about it -- by a plurality of one vote on the California court, the will of the majority of voters in California was set aside and the will of four members of the California court became law. The only remedy for this is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Clyde Berg lives in Lebanon.
The article (including several pages of comments, and the sheer amusement of newspaper trolls) can be found here