15 November 2016
Dear President Trump:
I am writing to you with a simple goal. I would like to undermine a current problem that reeks throughout our society. It is adding on to the already decreasing sincerity of marriage in our nation. All of the main issues in today’s society are family based. Without strong family roots, more and more people are falling from their morals and straying onto a beaten path, and the problem that I speak of is breaking apart families and leading society in this exact direction. Same-sex marriage is a serious issue. It is a horrible occurrence, and the bible speaks of it as being so. The most direct verse on gay marriage reads, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination,” (Leviticus 18: 22). I hope and pray that God may enlighten you to open your eyes to truly see the consequences of this controversy. The legalization of same-sex marriage must be reversed, or this country will have a whole new set of complications thrown its way.
As a Christian man, there are many reasons to be against same sex-marriage; however, not everyone has Christian beliefs. Therefore, I am led to focus more on the strictly human side of this issue. Many believe that defying someone’s right to marriage is both discriminatory and unconstitutional, but marriage was not meant to be between two people of the same-sex. The basic purpose of marriage is procreation, and two men or two women cannot conceive a child without going outside of their marriage. A great many people even claim that the belief that marriage has historically been between a man and woman is inaccurate. Although, historically accurate or not, a child needs both a father and a mother, and this can be proven by science. For instance, it has been shown time and time again that a girl raised without her father is significantly more likely to endure a teenage pregnancy. Also, it has been proven that children who grow up without the loving care of a mother tend to go through more emotional stress. No child should be forced to undertake such a life, and that is something that same-sex marriage will force a child to go through.
There are many different directions people like to point their fingers in order to blame society’s problems upon, but there is only one place where their fingers can rest true. Family issues are the definite root of today’s troubles. A family-based society brings strong morals into the picture and ensures a homely society that, in turn, keeps people out of trouble. Bringing back a time where it is not abnormal to have a loving family that supports their children is the exact answer our nation needs. However, all of this is exactly what same-sex marriage tears us away from. It destroys the sacredness of marriage and ruins the unity of family life. A united family begins with a strong marriage, but it is not possible for a gay marriage to be truly strong. It is an unnatural occurrence, and it is idiotic to believe that it can happen. Also, if the claim is made that marriage is internationally recognized as a human right for all people, I must say that belief is blatantly mislead. If it were to be acted upon, this belief would eventually lead down a horrific slippery slope. Before anyone realizes the cause, there will be a movement to make group, bestial, and even incestuous relationships certified by law. If these relationships are acknowledged as marriages, this nation that has stood tall and proud for so long will see a sudden fall, and few people will know the cause.
To say the least, I will indeed pray for you, the future president of this great nation, that you may be able to make the best choices possible. You will have a great deal to decide upon, and I hope that you may be able to handle the load that has been set before you. I thank you for taking the time to read my letter, and I pray that you take it into consideration. Please do what this country so desperately needs you to do: abolish same-sex marriage and bring back a family-based society. Thank you for your time, and may God bless you.
Blake St. Cyr
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