Saturday, July 11, 2015

Gay "marriage" round-up and resources

I'm sure we are all sick of the whole topic, and yet there is so much error and misinformation out there that I've made this resource page for those of you who want to learn more about all aspects of the issues we now face. This would be a good page to bookmark.

In no particular order...

1. My brief and clear answers to nine secular arguments regarding gay "marriage":

My Answers to Questions About Gay "Marriage"

2. Why gay "marriage" is not analogous to interracial marriages:

3. An excellent rebuttal to those misguided gay "marriage" flow charts floating around Facebook and social media:

4. For those who say that homosexuality is like the Old Testament Levitical prohibitions against wearing certain fabrics or eating shrimp:

5. To those who say Jesus was silent on gay "marriage":

6. For answering Christians who attempt to use the Bible to support gay "marriage":

7. When you are laughed at for claiming a slippery slope, direct your detractors to this respected gay-rights activist and professor who says it's time for his side to "fess up" to the slippery slope that he himself used to deny:

8. What to say to your small children about this whole mess:

9. Note that children's rights were tragically and completely ignored in the Court majority's written decision:

10a. When you are asked how same-sex "marriage" will harm or affect you or society, you can explain that Canada is ten years ahead of us and so we are able take a look into the future:

10b. Of course, for many small businesses in America, the future is already here (two of many examples):

10c. And as I wrote four years ago, several Catholic charities and foster/adoption agencies have already been affected -- into oblivion:

10d. Thoughts on the future in America:

11. What does the Catholic Church say about our role in the public square when these unjust laws are proposed and passed?

The Vatican is so incredibly clear about our duty as Catholics (emphasis mine):

Those who would move from tolerance to the legitimization of specific rights for cohabiting homosexual persons need to be reminded that the approval or legalization of evil is something far different from the toleration of evil. 
In those situations where homosexual unions have been legally recognized or have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty

Read the entire document here:

12. The U.S. Bishops released a statement regarding the recent "profoundly immoral and unjust" ruling on gay "marriage":

13. Pope Francis has spoken clearly on the threats to marriage and family:

14. Answering the charge that the Church is "imposing" her beliefs on society:

15. Questions for Protestant evangelicals who are waving the rainbow flag for gay "marriage":

17. What does it look like to be a Catholic who lives with same-sex attraction?

18. And here is more on that, in the moving video, The Third Way:

19. Trent Horn comes in with the most innovative idea to help move us back to marriage sanity (can you imagine if we seriously embraced this approach?):

20. And when they ultimately tell you to "judge not!", you can inform them that when it comes to actions (not souls), we are commanded to judge:

21. Books to read on the subject (secular arguments):

What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense, by Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson, and Robert P. George

Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, by Ryan T. Anderson

22. A few previous Bubble posts on the topic of gay "marriage" or homosexuality:

The Most Important Question in the Gay Marriage Debate

Why Gay "Marriage" Can't Be 
Hitched to the Civil Rights Train

23: A really eye-opening summation, from the wonderful Shane Kapler, as we Christians walk our path to sanctity:

Something I have noticed through observation: I have never met, nor read, a person of great spiritual maturity (someone that you come away from feeling as if you had spent time with Jesus Himself) who ever begins a sentence with, "I'm a Christian, but...," or "I'm Catholic, but..." The people who truly inspire, who really make a difference in the life of the world, are so thoroughly in love with Christ that they have allowed His will to determine theirs; and as a result, they "ooze" divine life. The path to authentic union with Christ must begin with striking that word "but" from our moral vocabulary. We must be Christ's without qualification, as He is ours. (Otherwise we run the risk of hearing those words from Rev. 3:16.)

I will likely add to this page in the future. If something is not addressed here, please let me know!

And remember, let not your hearts be troubled! We were put on this earth at this time for a reason

What a privilege and sacred honor to be a Catholic in such dark and troubled times! Go forth and become a saint! God has given you the means and the grace to do so, and He asks nothing less.


  1. Thank you for a FANTASTIC resource page!

  2. Thank you, Lidia! I am using it for myself, too, ha ha! A go-to page when all these familiar questions come up.

  3. I second Lidia's comment. This post is an excellent resource. I was trying to pull together a lot of different articles I've been reading as a reference, but you just made it easy with this post. Well organized. Easy to share. Many different references on different issues related to this topic all in one place. Well done! Thanks!

  4. Thank you, Lara! I am so glad you are finding it helpful. Every one of the articles is so good.... I wish they could be on high school and college reading lists... fat chance! Lol.

  5. Flowcharts that need corrections. Nuff said.


    1. I don't get your comment, Nubby. Can you please explain?

  6. There's too many assumptions in the flowchart. Too many dotted line boxes between things the anti - religious think are true. Dotted lines are like shadows in terms of flowchart logic. And we religious are supposedly the "dumb" ones?


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