For those who believe that same-sex “marriage” is just as good as traditional marriage for the raising up of healthy, well-rounded, emotionally stable children, Out From Under:The Impact of Homosexual Parenting will prove to be an enlightening read. Author Dawn Stefanowicz was raised by a homosexual father who, despite attempting to maintain the appearance of monogamy, “continued cruising for anonymous sex” and “lived with depression, control issues, anger outbursts, suicidal tendencies, and sexual compulsions.”
As a result of first-hand experience living under a permutation, Dawn is a strong advocate for marriage between one man and one woman.
“Not only do children do best with both a mother and a father in a lifelong marriage bond, children need responsible monogamous parents who have no extramarital sexual partners. Parental promiscuity, abuse and divorce are not good for children. If same-sex marriage is legalized, a person, couple or group who practice any form of sexual behavior would eventually be able to obtain children through previous heterosexual relationships, new reproductive technologies, and adoption due to the undefined term sexual orientation. This would force all public and private adoption agencies to hand over children into experimental relationships or risk charges of discrimination.”Exposure to a plethora of pernicious elements that often plague the homosexual lifestyle left Dawn feeling “outraged at the incidences of same-sex domestic abuse, sexual advances toward minors, and loss of sexual partners as if people were only commodities.”
“From a young age, I was exposed to explicit sexual speech, self-indulgent lifestyles, varied GLBT subcultures and gay vacation spots. Sex looked gratuitous to me as a child. I was exposed to all inclusive manifestations of sexuality including bathhouse sex, cross-dressing, sodomy, pornography, gay nudity, lesbianism, bisexuality, minor recruitment, voyeurism and exhibitionism. Sado-masochism was alluded to and aspects demonstrated. Alcohol and drugs were often contributing factors to lower inhibitions in my father's relationships.”Dawn now champions traditional marriage in a big way. She recognizes and abhors the soul and spirit-rending of the innocent children who are subject to “a” relationship defined from a desire for special recognition of sexual orientation.
“I believe same-sex marriage will dispose of unique values esteemed within marriage as recognized throughout history. Marriage needs to remain a societal foundation that constitutes, represents, and defends the inherently procreative relationship between the husband and the wife for the welfare of their biological children. Children need consistent appropriate boundaries and secure expressions of emotional intimacy that are not sexualized in the home and community.” [emphasis added]Read more here at Dawn’s website.
[Hat tip: Secular Heretic]