The Huffington Post reported yesterday that D. Bruce Hanes, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's register of wills, announced that his office would issue marriage licenses to gay couples, defying a state law that has been in existence since 1996. Representing 23 plaintiffs, the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging the law.
The Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania is not pleased with Hanes' actions, urging in a press release that Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman and Governor Corbett do something. The group is planning on gathering at Hanes' office tomorrow at noon for a "Pro-Marriage Pray-In." According to the Pro-Life Coalition, same sex marriage is a phase of a "war on children" sweeping across America that began with contraceptives. According to a statement issued by the Coalition:
A SUCCINCT CASE FOR PA.'S MARRIAGE LAW PROTECTING MARRIAGE IS PART OF STOPPING THE WAR ON CHILDREN
Pennsylvania should continue the legal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman because the primary purpose of civil marriage is to unite children with their mother and father. Such an arrangement best ensures the welfare of future Americans and advances the purposes of civil government.
"Marriage Equality," which is the slogan of the "homosexual marriage" supporters, is oxymoronic, i.e. self-contradictory. "Homosexual marriage" is inherently unequal to the union of one man and one woman because homosexual relationships are incapable of producing children.
Furthermore, the drive for homosexual marriage is a continuation of the war on children. This war began by preventing the conception of children by contraception and sterilization, killing children conceived but not yet born by abortion and now intentionally denying born children a mother and a father through "same sex marriage."
Numerous recent actions by "homosexual marriage" supporters indicate that they are also willing to violate existing laws and trample on the freedom of religion, speech and assembly of other Americans to achieve their goal. Pro-life Pennsylvanians need to protect Pa's marriage law and oppose the ongoing war on children with greatly increased clarity and zeal.