Letter: No winners on marriage amendmentI grew up in an era when homosexuality was much rarer and definitely in the closet. It was considered a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association. It was declassified in the ’70s for political reasons, not scientific.
By: Mike Bogle, Windom, Worthington Daily Globe
Regular readers of my opinions know how I feel about government- sponsored anything (with few exceptions).
I grew up in an era when homosexuality was much rarer and definitely in the closet. It was considered a mental illness by the American Psychiatric Association. It was declassified in the ’70s for political reasons, not scientific.
Be that as it may, there is a little phrase in the “Declaration” that flies in the face of the many faces of political correctness. It is, “We hold these truths to be self evident.” This means that something is obvious, and it takes “education” to reprogram you. The reason academics want to deny the obvious is they have no power or ability to help the victims of gender confusion. They are hiding under their desks, so to speak.
If I thought letting gays “marry” (whatever that means) would make them happy, I would move heaven and earth to allow it, but it won’t.
My experience and that of friends has shown me beyond a shadow of doubt that “legal marriage” in and of itself is a contributor to marital breakdown.
A few times (for fun), I’ve went along with schizophrenics and even fed their delusions, but it didn’t help them. Because their delusions are so real, it seldom or never helps to talk them out them, either. It’s best to just listen and encourage them to take their meds.
The “tradition” of legal marriage is very similar. No matter how you vote on a “marriage amendment,” you’re wrong. These are the kind of dilemmas we face when our government goes beyond the Constitution and our churches embrace tradition over scripture.