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Author: Marriage amendment is about forcing ‘anti-religious values’ on children

Monday, May 7, 2012
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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Author Orson Scott Card, primarily known for his science fiction writings, says “there is no need to legalize same sex marriage” in North Carolina, because there are “no laws left standing that discriminate against gay or lesbian couples,” and that the real purpose of the measure is to force “anti-religious values” on children.

Card, a resident of Greensboro and an anti-gay activist — although, according to him, claims to “have plenty of gay friends” — has been writing numerous op-eds published in the local newspaper, the Rhino Times.

Orson Scott Card

In Card’s latest article, entitled “What’s Really At Stake,” he argues in support of Amendment One, a ballot measure that goes before voters Tuesday and would amend the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships.

There are no laws left standing that discriminate against gay couples. They can visit each other in the hospital. They can benefit from each other’s insurance.

No, legalizing gay marriage is not about making it possible for gay people to become couples.

It’s about giving the left the power to force anti-religious values on our children. Once they legalize gay marriage, it will be the bludgeon they use to make sure that it becomes illegal to teach traditional values in the schools.

Our children will be barraged with the deceptions of the left. Parents will be forbidden to remove their children from the propaganda.

Any child with any gender or sexual confusion will be pushed inexorably away from the decision to establish a traditional family. They’ll be told, again and again, that any sign of effeminacy or gender confusion or same-sex attraction is an irrevocable, lifelong compulsion and they might as well shape their lives accordingly.

The left is at war with the family, and they want control of our children’s education.

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I’m not making this up – it’s already happening wherever the left has complete control of education. Parents in those places are already forbidden to opt out of sexual and gender propaganda.

Card added that “same-sex attraction is not a strait jacket,” that people’s desires change over time and “gay people still have choices.”

Amendment One is on the North Carolina primary ballot Tuesday.

The most recent polling from Public Policy Polling revealed that 55 percent of voters support the amendment — but many don’t realize that it also bans civil unions and domestic partnerships.

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