First, there is no scriptural case for genderless marriage. It goes against God’s divine plan, purpose, and order. Traditional marriage is foundational because it is life creating. The purpose of sex is procreation. The fact that it feels good and is emotionally bonding is meant to encourage procreation and child rearing and is part of God’s plan. God meant for children to be raised by their biological mother and father. Reducing sex to a form of recreation goes against God’s purpose. Each of our organs has a purpose and misusing them is dangerous and can lead to disease and death.
Secularly, marriage is an institution that protects the family. The traditional biological family has the greatest chance to provide emotional and financial security. It is the smallest form of government and promotes self-sufficiency and responsibility within the family. It imparts benefits to society such as more stable and industrious citizens as well as economic benefits, replacement birth rate, etc. Redefining the institution allows more gov’t intrusions because it will now be the entity that defines marriage instead of using a natural law definition. Once redefined and based solely on affection the possibilities for further modifications to meet passing societal whims are endless. These modifications cannot offer the same benefits to society that traditional marriage does. Genderless marriage is already infringing on children’s rights, women’s rights, and first amendment rights.
 March 4, 2015 at 9:08am
Govt’s interest in marriage is children as societies need a replacement birth rate to remain economically viable and should encourage procreative unions. Marriage is a biologically, experientially defined social institution that protects women and their children. Children do best with their biological mother AND father. Marriage is a privilege (another party must agree) and not a right. Reflecting the importance of children, marriage has parameters: the participants are of age, are not related, and the union is 1 man and 1 woman. Gov’t benefits are given to spouses to make it easier to have and support children. Genderless marriage requires that we no longer use biological and experiential factors to define the union. Now gov’t will define who spouses are and their relationships with each other and their children, removing the natural barrier between gov’t and the family and opening Pandora ’s Box. This redefinition will have consequences in family court including custody, child support, and adoptions. It legitimizes less than desirable behaviors like a certain form of sodomy which brings with it a higher risk of disease and death. It encourages dangerous and ridiculous laws like allowing men in ladies restrooms because gender no longer matters. And for those that say gov’t has no role in marriage and think churches should handle marriage I assume you think they should handle divorce since gov’t wouldn’t have to legally recognize the union. Repeat after me: Sharia Courts.
 November 13, 2014 at 7:18am
It appears you have completed the Mad Libs version of the assignment. Well done.
 October 31, 2014 at 10:03am
I would have done a nice compare and contrast between Islam, including its radical elements, Christianity, and Judaism. Then I would have made copies for the entire class.
 October 31, 2014 at 9:57am
So then I guess you have all the particulars of that positioned nailed down as well. Things like who will decide divorce settlements, custody, property rights, rightful inheritance if the government does not officially recognize marriage. This solution sounds simples but it is far more complicated and radical than you can imagine.The reality is the government has a vested interest in natural marriage as it produces future citizens and provides the best environment for their development and stability. A nation requires a 2.11 person population replacement in order to thrive and not be in decline. America is right on the bubble. Want to know why? Not because of replacement by birth but by IMMIGRATION. The government should be encouraging natural marriage not trying to destroy it. Here are a couple of articles that expand on why getting the government out of marriage is not the right solution.
Heaven is for Real cost 12 million to make and earned 100 million total, earning 8 times the cost. The Avengers cost 220 million to make, earning about 6 times the cost of production. So using that simple analysis I would go with Heaven is for Real all day long.
 October 21, 2014 at 4:51pm
And Jesus went on to basically say that Moses had given in to the social and public pressures of his time by granting divorce thereby changing the expectations of marriage, and that Moses was wrong to do so. In other words, Jesus raised the moral bar on marriage saying, from the beginning it was supposed to be one man and one woman in a permanent union.
 October 20, 2014 at 3:17pm
I cannot take him seriously anymore. Even today he reiterated that he does not care if same sex marriage is legal as long as his church does not have to be involved. Well don’t hold your breath. How does he think we arrived at this point? Let me put the dots really close together for him. Same sex marriage is genderless marriage. When you redefine marriage you inevitably will redefine parenthood, in turn making that genderless. So now gender is inconsequential in marriage and parenthood, any combination of mothers and fathers, or husbands and wives will do. Men and women are interchangeable and have no unique attributes inherent to their gender. That then makes it perfectly reasonable to call your children purple penguins instead of boys and girls and allow men to use the same restroom as women and girls. Furthermore, the ultimate goal is not marriage equality or tolerance it is complete and total acceptance and affirmation of their behavior. Which is why the mayor is going after pastors. That is why this will not stop even if genderless marriage is legal in all 50 states. Anyone that disagrees with their ideology or brings the lgbt propaganda into question must be silenced. Truth and reality must be destroyed, the first amendment be damned. If you have acquiesced on marriage and parenthood you have no room to complain when the mayor attempts to intimidate those that disagree with her radical agenda. You sat on the fence while this happened Beck, so shut up already
"Even today he reiterated that he does not care if same sex marriage is legal as long as his church does not have to be involved."
Glen is out of touch with reality. Churches are willingly accepting gay marriage:
And if it becomes totally socially acceptable for anyone of any gender to marry, species and age will be the next "barriers" to go. In the end you will have transgender pedophiles in a three way marriage with their own child and the family dog. The more leverage the mentally unstable are given, the more unstable and perverse society becomes.
 October 20, 2014 at 11:12am
Not only that, but God is omniscient and eternal so there is nothing new to him.
 October 4, 2014 at 8:26am
I just saw the headline yesterday that the US has now surpassed the Middle East in oil production. Your ridiculous argument is now completely null and void.
 September 23, 2014 at 4:31pm
The prosecutors were using cases that involved not only campaign financing fraud but other more serious charges for precedent to encourage the judge to give Dsouza prison time. They omitted the other charges when the cases were presented to the judge in an attempt to make the sentencing recommendation appear reasonable.
You are so right. Depending on the source, 85-95% of abortions in this country are performed out of convenience as a means of birth control. The remainder are split between being performed due to sexual assault or to preserve the life of the mother. Considering both of these groups would likely seek medical services at a hospital (although I can certainly imagine circumstances surrounding some sexual assaults that might prevent that), it is a logical assumption to think that abortions performed at planned parenthood for the purpose of birth control are the norm and not the exception. He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
 August 22, 2014 at 10:21am
I agree. I read or heard somewhere that Wilson is 5’9″, but I have not seen or heard it repeated since. Judging by that picture of him I would guess his weight to be between 170-190. Wilson was injured, couldn’t see out of one eye, the other was likely tearing up. He may also have been disoriented from the blow to the head. Brown had already assaulted him and attempted to grab his gun. Brown had already made three stupid decisions up to this point: the robbery, defying the officer’s order to get out of the road, and assaulting the officer. It seems reasonable to believe that Brown would be dumb enough to charge an armed officer. If I was 7″ shorter and at least 100 pounds lighter and someone was charging me I would fully expect to be knocked to the ground and lose control of my weapon with the best case scenario being I would be beaten unconscious. Not to mention that Wison was outnumbered because there was another suspect standing there. It seems perfectly reasonable to me that he would believe his life was in danger and defend himself.
Proof that Brown tried to grab the gun? None.
Proof that Wilson is lying about that? The autopsy.
Despite the friends of Wilson claiming the gun went off in the car while they fought over it, Brown has no gunpowder residue on his body.
Nothing Wilson claims should be accepted as fact. This is a department that lies and lies.
@He_Is. Unbelievable what you pick and choose as facts. It was reported that he had no gunshot residue on his BODY. Dr. Baden does not have access to his CLOTHES. Your statements are proof of nothing. The department lies and lies but you provide no basis for that statement. As a rational person I'm supposed to accept what you state and the ever-changing account of his accomplice as proof that the office is guilty? Get a life.
 August 21, 2014 at 10:59am
And if they truly believed in diversity, the next day they could do a life skills lesson on self-preservation using this story from American Thinker as inspiration. The lesson in a nutshell is don’t make a late night pit stop at McDonald’s where a large group of young black males have congregated, it could mean the difference between living and being beaten to death. Oh and if you do die don’t expect anyone to take responsibility for it, or have to serve more than 90 days in jail, it was ultimately your poor decision making that led to your demise, at least according to the lawyers that represent McDonald’s. Apparently McDonald’s is the new corporate sponsor of mob violence. Good to know, I guess it is Chick fil A for lunch then.
I had barely finished cussing at the tv and calling this guy a twelve year old before that line slipped out of his mouth. It just goes to prove my suspicions that the White House is run by middle schoolers.
Now you understand why Pajama Boy was considered appealing to the Obamabots. Here he is, in the flesh, attempting to look important and intelligent.
Now you understand why Pajama Boy was considered appealing to the Obamabots. Here he is, in the flesh, attempting to look important and intelligent.
April 11, 2014 at 6:33pm
I also noticed yesterday morning on FOX that they subtlely let their opinion be known. While reporting on the story they characterized Eich’s donation as anti-gay instead of in favor of traditional marriage or Prop 8. So much for fair and balanced.
March 20, 2014 at 6:58pm
You should check out Dr. Terry Wahls on you tube. She was in a motorized wheelchair due to MS. She was able to reverse her MS symptoms and is now fully functional using basically the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (which is what Glenn’s doctor is recommending) , physical modalities like massage and electric stim, and supplements. She credits the diet as being the most critical to her recovery. Blindness, neuropathy, and paralysis are also common in MS. She has an interesting story.
I've been in healthcare for over 20 years.
That's pseudoscience quackery for the easily manipulatable. Placebo effect material. (This is not to say that I discourage research using the scientific method rather than relying on the inherently unreliable anecdotal folk medicine therapies). Many have made a great deal of money off of such nonsense.
MS is indeed an autoimmune nervous system disorder, and Mr. Beck would have already been diagnosed were that the case. Diet does not alter the course of the disease, even as it can wax and wane. Like many similar 'cases' (like fibromyalgia), such things tend to be psychological rather than pathophysiological.
Clearly, he has psychological issues issues that are causing psychosomatic symptoms.
The truth is here!
January 10, 2014 at 6:55pm
While they don’t arrest people for opting out, Massachusetts and California have already told parents that the schools are not obligated to inform them of what days they will be teaching about homosexuality. David Parker was arrested in MA when he refused to leave a meeting with the principal until the situation was resolved. I believe his child was 6. The details of the legal battle that followed are at this link.
The government has a vested interest in natural marriage. It is the cornerstone of a stable and prosperous society. No other model can replace biological mothers and fathers as the best social institution to raise children who grow up to be law abiding, educated, prosperous citizens. Children who grow up in other family models do not fare as well, and in fact frequently require the government to step in and act as “father” in either a monetary or disciplinary capacity. Conversely there is no purpose for the government supporting same sex marriage, it does not confer the same benefits on society. There is a vast difference between what a society turns a blind eye to and what it openly accepts, condones, and promotes. Since the war on poverty began the federal government has done everything it can to destroy the two largest social safety nets: the family and the church. Without these 2 institutions the government is the only social safety net that citizens can look to for help. This is just the continuance of the federal government weakening the traditional family. They could care less about individual rights, they are just looking to expand their power. http://crossexamined.org/video-clips
That is a steaming pile of pure horse manure. Same sex couples can raise kids just as well as straight couples.
December 21, 2013 at 2:19pm
I just thought I would add a few comments from GLAAD’s spokesman so we could all share a collective eye roll.
“I don’t think this is about the first amendment,” Ferraro said. “I feel it’s more about the America we live in today. That is one where Americans, gay and straight, are able to speak out when people in the public eye make anti-gay and racist remarks.”
See that folks, we are all free to speak out as long as we agree with them.
I also got a chuckle out of this.
‘After the meeting … A&E initially released a statement from Robertson in which he said he would “never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me.” But the network declined to comment itself until Wednesday night, when it announced the suspension, which GLAAD applauded.
“We believe the next step is to use this as an opportunity for Phil to sit down with gay families in Louisiana and learn about their lives and the values they share,” the spokesman said.
The organization is also currently researching companies who use Robertson as a spokesperson.’
I guess if that doesn’t work they will just have to send him off to a reeducation camp. By the way this is standard GLAAD operating procedure. They are hand and glove with Hollywood, vetting scripts with homosexual content. In 2011 they mounted a petition drive urging CNN to no longer allow any counterpoint discussion from the “anti-gay industry”. Seems to have worked and spread industry wide.