The House of Commons, by voting 400 to 175 for same-sex marriage, has committed another moral outrage against the natural law that underpins the law of this Christian country. This vote will go down in infamy alongside the votes legalising abortion, and experiments on embryonic human beings. And like these two immoral votes the most vulnerable group in our country will suffer – our children.
If this vote becomes law after the committee stages, and the vote in the House of Lords, this generation of children, and all future generations, will grow up in a country in which the true meaning and significance of marriage has been corrupted by institutionalised sin. If that isn’t bad enough, more children will also be denied their right to be loved and raised by mothers and fathers. This is a tragedy for them, and for our country.
Pope Benedict XVI spoke on the consequences for children when the complimentarity of maleness and femaleness:
From now on there is only the abstract human being, who chooses for himself what his nature is to be. Man and woman in their created state as complementary versions of what it means to be human are disputed. But if there is no pre-ordained duality of man and woman in creation, then neither is the family any longer a reality established by creation. Likewise, the child has lost the place he had occupied hitherto and the dignity pertaining to him. Bernheim shows that now, perforce, from being a subject of rights, the child has become an object to which people have a right and which they have a right to obtain. When the freedom to be creative becomes the freedom to create oneself, then necessarily the Maker himself is denied and ultimately man too is stripped of his dignity as a creature of God, as the image of God at the core of his being. The defence of the family is about man himself. And it becomes clear that when God is denied, human dignity also disappears. Whoever defends God is defending man.