Hate mail from “tolerant” leftists are daily occurrences for TFP Student Action, especially from those who subscribe to the latest opinions of “progressive” academia. But it is uncommon to receive letters from children.
One such letter reached us, however, from a seventh-grade student in Milford, Massachusetts. The unexpected letter addressed to TFP Student Action attacks true marriage and argues in favor of homosexuality as part of a school project.
According to the teacher who coordinated the project, students are solely responsible for choosing the topic, although the parents gave final approval. How many Americans could conceive of ever arguing in favor of homosexuality as part of a middle school project, much less doing so at the encouragement of their parents? Is this the new normal in our rotten culture?
The good news is that TFP Student Action outreach is effective and reaching the youth. Students find TFP information as a voice for moral values. And if our message for moral values is impacting school students in Massachusetts, it is far-reaching.
To answer the child's letter, we found another student, not from a public school, but from St. Louis de Montfort Academy in Herndon, Pennsylvania.
Here are both letters.
Dear Students of TFP…
I know that you are against gay marriage, and have never really thought about it. Although you have some pretty strong reasons on why you are against gay marriage, I totally disagree with your opinion. Marriage is something that holds a very strong bond between two human beings and that doesn’t mean that we should treat gays differently or with any level of disrespect.
To begin, gay people are not any different than us. Tim Hopkins, director of Equality Network said, “that it shows society that gay and lesbian couples are not any lesser beings and that it’s not okay to discriminate them or treat them with any level of disrespect.” Gay marriage is something that we should not be telling people to do or not to, they are human beings like you and me. John Anderson, a Lawyer from Washington State University has said that, “ just because there are gays out there doesn’t mean they are different, Neil Patrick Harris is someone who you should look up to. He’s an actor and even stars on TV Programs, and what was he again? Gay, and look at all the success he has been through!” Even if you do a quick Google search and type in the names of successful gay people, you will be impressed by how many names pop up. There is a list that could go on and on for ages.
Another reason why you should change your mind about gay marriage is that, treating gay people differently is against the law. Judge Douglas H. Wilkins said that, “denying a job to someone because he is married to another man is a form of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.” What he said shows that not only are they being discriminated because they are gay but, that people are not even giving them jobs because of this. How ridiculous is that! Another very important person that has said something about gays is, Dean Obeidallah a Political Comedian, has said some very strong things regarding gays. He made a very strong point about the Declaration of Independence and he said that, “I truly believe in the words famously set forth in our Declaration of Independence which provide that we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. If we are created equal, should we not all be treated equally? In fact, equal protection under the law is guaranteed to all Americans, even gay ones, by the 14th amendment to the Constitution.” Even the Declaration of Independence has told us that we are all created equally so, why not listen to that?
A common argument against this topic is that gay people don’t make good parents and that they shouldn’t even have kids to begin with. However, here is the weakness, studies show little developmental or social difference between children raised by heterosexual parents and children raised by homosexual parents. For example, Doctor Eric Zorn did some research and found that, “in fact on 2010 study in the journal Pediatrics found that children of gays scored better in such areas of self-esteem, behavior and academic performance than children of straight parents.” This shows that gays are even better parents and that their child does a lot better than heterosexual parents and their child. Another point to prove that gay people make good parents is that Williams Institute also did research and found that, “more than 16,000 same-sex couples are raising over 22,000 adopted children in the U.S. and are no different.” I hope that from this evidence that you understand that they truly want to have children of their own and become parents. Plus, it makes no difference if the child’s parents are gay or not. But studies have shown that children that come from gay parents are doing much better in some areas.
In conclusion, no union is stronger than marriage and we shouldn’t have any right to say that something is right or wrong. All they are asking for is equality in the eyes of others. Being gay isn’t a crime and it’s not a sin either, so we don’t have any right to judge them. Plus, claiming that someone else’s marriage is against your religion is like being angry at someone for eating a doughnut because you are on a diet! We should all know that if you are gay or straight, everybody deserves to live a happily ever after!
As a student at the Saint Louis de Montfort Academy, a native South African, and as a Catholic, I am totally in favor of true, natural marriage.
Marriage is one of the seven sacraments, implemented by Jesus Christ while on earth. Marriage is a sacred bond, an oath taken before God, by one man and one woman, not between two men or two women. Once sure of their vocation in life, they swear before the altar and two witnesses to live together for the rest of their lives as a married couple, with the intention of procreation, not just so that they can go and enjoy life together doing as they please. That is not what marriage is all about. In turn, God grants them the graces necessary to fulfill such an important task.
When God made the earth, He also made Adam and Eve. They were meant to spend eternity with God in Paradise. Well, they disobeyed God and sinned, thus were cast from Paradise. Because of their infidelity, they suffered pain, sickness, death, and hardship. When they were cast out God said, "Go forth, and multiply." Two men or two women cannot multiply because same-sex unions are 100% sterile.
God made the earth and the universe. God made everything good and beautiful as He is all perfect. It is impossible to say that God created evil, sin, and impurity as these are not the fruits of creation that would come from an all perfect God.
The students at the Academy I attend and the members of TFP Student Action have often taken this argument to the streets, and have valiantly defended traditional marriage despite all odds. We know by our experience how pro-homosexual individuals treat those who peacefully disagree with them. They often use violence, curses and insults against God, which is very telling to me.
It’s funny that you take the word of a political comedian, a person who draws cartoons and tells jokes, to justify your position. Of all the people in the world, Hollywood film stars and actors are the last type of people that any person with a decent head on their shoulders should imitate as a role model. You literally won't find a single actor that hasn't got a trail of immorality and indecency behind them. There is nothing good that has ever come out of Hollywood, nothing moral, nothing that doesn't flaunt and propagate sinfulness.
Many people love to use the Bible as an excuse, quoting the popular phrase, "It’s not our right to judge, because it says so in the Bible," interpreting its meaning to be that no matter what your state of life is, or your disposition of soul, people have no right to pass judgment on another’s actions. But, please remember that the Bible also says, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination" (Lev 18:22) and “For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error” (Romans 1:26-27).
About homosexuals being better parents than normal people, you're sorely wrong. A man and a woman, playing their purposeful roles in a married relationship, do a much better job than two men do. Not only are their children more emotionally sound, but their moral upbringing is usually much better, as well as their respect for either sex. This was proven by Dr. Mark Regnerus in his study on homosexual "parenting." There are even children who were raised by two men or two women who testified at the U.S. Supreme Court to say that they felt cheated.
Did you ever meet a man who was naturally able to be a real mother? No. Because it's impossible. If you put two males together as "married" you are going to wind up with serious problems. The same thing applies to two women. The Centers for Disease Control even admits that physical abuse among homosexual partners is more than double the rate of straight people.
Not to mention the rates of disease spread between homosexuals. Also, there was the case of the homosexual couple who tried to force the woman they paid to have children for them to abort because she became pregnant with triplets. There is no authentic respect fostered towards their new "lifemate" or towards the good of children.
And by the way, if we shouldn't have the right to say that something is right or wrong, then half the things you said were of no face value! And the comparison you made about the doughnut is not true. A doughnut is a doughnut just as a man is a man. To call a man a mother is more silly than calling a doughnut a cat. Homosexual “marriage” is wrong whether you are Catholic or not.
Thank you for reading my letter.
I remain in Jesus and Mary,