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Conspiracy against marriage

Published:Thursday | May 31, 2012 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

President Obama stated in an ABC News interview: "I think same-sex couples should be able to get married." Mitt Romney, in an interview, reiterated, "I do not favour marriage between people of the same gender and I don't favour civil unions if they are identical to marriage other than by name."

Persons are saying ban 'gay marriage', but there is nothing to ban because 'gay marriage' does not exist. Saying 'gay marriage' is banned is like saying square circles are banned.

Instead of banning something, people choose to uphold something - namely, the institution of marriage, the true meaning of which cannot 'evolve' with the times.

No ideology can erase from the human spirit the certainty that marriage exists solely between a man and a woman, who by mutual personal gift, proper and exclusive to themselves, tend towards the communion of persons. There is no equivocation.

Defined institution

Marriage is not merely a word that can be stamped on all sorts of relationships. Marriage is a naturally and neatly defined institution, and the word has true meaning and independent ideology. Its meaning, further, does not wax and wane.

Adoption of the language 'gay marriage' is an unwitting collaboration in the conspiracy against marriage that exists today.

Rather than decrying 'gay marriage', we should, instead, speak of upholding and recognising the true definition of marriage. We should speak of attempts to radically redefine marriage or attempts to falsely define marriage.

Defining marriage properly does not signify hatred, disrespect or unjust discrimination towards a particular group of persons. Rather, it is a faithful response to a clear and emphatic duty - to proclaim the truth with love.

Kingsley W. Asphall (Rev)

kasphall@cwjamaica.com