Opposing Gay Marriages

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There are many religions that oppose gay marriages, those religions include, Mormons, Baptists, Muslims, Jews, and Catholics, and many others. An article that helps support this statement is "PM joins in opposition to gay marriage as cleric's election stalls," the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard, joined the Vatican and the United States President in opposing same-sex marriages. John Howard said that traditional unions are essential for the "survival of the species". He also goes on to say, "Traditional marriage is one of the bedrock institutions of our society and I don't want anything to occur that further weakens it. Marriage, as we understand it in our society, is about children, having children, raising them, providing for the survival of the species." The Vatican made a statement after Howard's statements saying that same sex marriages are viewed as being "deviant and immoral."

The Bible also helps religions support the opposition of gay marriages.

One verse that I found was Matthew 19:4-6, "he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." If we take a look at these verses the word cleave means to be joined, so we can see that nowhere in this verse does it say for a man to cleave to his husband or for a woman to cleave to her wife. Another verse that I found that helps to support opposing gay marriages is Leviticus 18:22 "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." And also in Leviticus 20:13 it says, "If a...