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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Open Letter to Bob Ferguson, Wash. State AG --on Persecution of Florist
Dear Mr. Ferguson: (Attorney General of Washington state)
We are told that people of religious conscience on the gay marriage
issue have nothing to fear from the government if gay marriage is
legalized. Thanks for proving this untrue before the Supreme Court
rules on the issue. I hope they take note.
There is a lot of
research that shows that the children who lack a father fill our jails,
do poorly in school, and follow the footsteps of their parents, unable
to remain married and sustain happy homes. Three researchers found that
children raised by homosexuals are 35% more likely to fail a grade.
Functional homes with both mother and father intact produce the most
children able to marry and parent normally --civilizing and educating
the next generation --providing an economic safety net and a mental
health center and good school for life for their children and
grand-children. The homes which lack fathers tend to need a lot of
gov't aid --and tend to produce similar, fatherless, poverty-status
What your office has done is shameful --to tell private
business people that homosexuals are the same as minority races --and
thus those who fail to provide services for their weddings --or housing
for their unions --are in violation of the civil rights of homosexuals.
There have always been limits on our sexual proclivities:
illegal prostitution; illegal obscenity as porn; age restrictions;
consent restrictions (no legal rape) ; restrictions on bigamy and
polygamy; and restrictions on bestiality and incest --and re: GENDER!
Everyone has the same right --to marry --and marriage is the
union of a man and wife --according to historical definition and
nature, our physical design as procreative people. The age and
fertility status (inability to procreate) does not prevent an adult
couple from being role models of the natural order. Married
heterosexual people do role- model the natural order as male with
female. All else is problematic for our young people influenced by
adults as role models; they are impressionable and not ready to make
mature decisions about intimacy and procreation. Youth who start to
sex-plore their gender roles, end up vulnerable to STD's, depression,
and all the downsides of serial broken relationships. Older gays tend
to be lonely due to the emphasis on youth and beauty in their
community. They do commit 1/3 of the molestations between adults and
youth --which is way more than their percentage of the population.
Our national encouragement should be to wait for marriage before having
sex. Some people still do that, you know, believe it or not. And all
people have a right to heterosexual marriage --there is no
discrimination against people --just against immoral sexual
inclinations, lust, and choices. We need to protect our children from
the lie that is "homosexual happiness." Gays aren't typically gay.
They are angry because they want their anal and oral sex to be
respected. They tend to hate those who disagree with them --rather than
receiving hatred from the religious. The argument now is to say that
straights do it, too. I haven't found in my medical practice that ANY
women are succumbing to anal sex --or that oral sex is an oft-practiced
event for heterosexual couples. There are some real health concerns
with sodomy. According to recent study of obituaries in gay-friendly
San Francisco, only 20+% of homosexuals attain old age --compared to
over 70% of heterosexuals.
If the Christians are right - if
Jesus Christ did rise from the dead, we should consider His definition
of marriage --man leaves parents and cleaves to his wife. St. Paul
called homosexuality "exchanging the truth about God for a lie, " and
"worship of creature more than Creator."
Don't ask this florist
to violate her conscience, be it religious or moral concerns or both
--by participating in gay weddings. Which is better, to serve God or
man or money? Don't make this small business pay for refusing to help
Sincerely, Jonathan E. Rohrs, MD Family Medicine
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible