Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Standing up for Traditional Marriage

The Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) organisation reports that its student action group is travelling around various parts of the United States at present with the aim of alerting the ordinary citizens to the dangers posed to traditional marriage by the homosexual lobby in their efforts to have same-sex unions equated with marriage.   The young TFP people wear bright red streamers and, as they assemble at strategic points in a town, they pray and sing hymns.  A number of them hold placards with the message: ‘God’s Marriage = 1 man and 1 woman’, and calling on passers-by to: ‘Honk for Traditional Marriage’.   The reaction that they receive from the vast majority of motorists and truck drivers, as well as from pedestrians, is usually very positive.   Unfortunately, however, there is always a small group of a few foul-mouthed opponents who try to disrupt the proceedings and to displace the TFP students.  

To balance such behaviour the students tell of a typical occasion, when a lady who was passing by approached the group with a grocery trolley full of food which she insisted that they should accept.   As she left, she told the students – ‘God bless you for what you are doing.  If you need a place to stop, my house is 5 minutes away.’

As the report says: ‘As you can tell, the “tolerance” of the homosexual movement is an empty slogan, a one-way street:  anyone who wants to protect traditional marriage is not tolerated.’
However, the persistence and dedication of the TFP group was rewarded recently, when a Bill that – if passed – would have given legal recognition to same-sex ‘marriage’ was defeated in the Courts in the state of Maryland.    In 2007, the High Court of Maryland stated in a ruling that 
‘Marriage enjoys its fundamental status due, in large part, to its link to procreation.  This “inextricable link” between marriage and procreation reasonably could support the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman only, because it is that relationship that is capable of producing biological offspring of both members.’