In addition to the international and national news that broke this past week we learned from various accounts that the gay actor Neil Harris Patrick (“How I Met Your Mother”) “married,” his boyfriend David Burtka, an actor-chef. We learn that after a 10 year relationship, they finally “tied the knot” – in Italy. You can read about this particular account in the Washington Post, but this big news is, of course, all over the Internet. It’s quite newsy.
The AP writer of this story, Mark Kennedy, makes sure the reader is left with the impression that this pretend marriage of the purported Mr. & Mr. Patrick-Burtka is on par with, the same as, and equal to the upcoming traditional marriage of George Clooney and his fiancée-attorney Amal Alamuddin, who will also marry in Italy this fall, news which he tacks on the end of the article, leaving the reader with an intended aftertaste, but to some as perhaps akin to having eaten garlic.
We can safely assume that Mr. Patrick and Mr. Burtka are, in fact, in a sexual relationship, and are not celibate, having been together for 10 years in addition to now claiming publicly to be “married,” putting, as Mr. Patrick tweeted, the “n” and “d” in “husband.” Otherwise, their relationship would be no different than the male friendship between Bubba and Billy Bob at the Hunting Club, or Charlie and Stevie at the Lodge, in which case their ceremony would not have been newsy.
But are these two celebrity couples, post-ceremonially, really equal as Mr. Kennedy, the Washington Post, and others, would have us to believe?
A simple glance at the gay couple and one is unable to tell who might be the “husband” and who might be the “wife.” This is not so with the Clooneys, and if you’re still having problems then you’re either too far away, have your eyes closed, or ain’t looking.
On the other side of any homosexual bed, including this one, is more of the same. Such is not so with the Clooneys who will awake to find their gender complement lying next to them every morning. In this respect, they are not equal.
When the Clooneys make love they will be doing so as the completion of an anthropological truth, becoming in fact “one flesh.” This is not so with the gay couple whose sex act is simply “flesh in flesh.” In this respect, their relationships are not equal.
If either couple opts to use a condom it will be for quite different reasons for each. The Clooneys, if they so choose, will be using it to prevent a pregnancy. The purported Mr. & Mr. Patrick-Burtka will be using it to prevent disease. In this respect, condom use is totally dissimilar, and not equal.
There exists, after the sex act, the possibility of an “accident” with the Clooneys, while in contradistinction the gay couple can only acquire a child as an “accomplishment,” as they did in hiring a woman who sold her twins to them. With respect to timing and desire, they are not equal.
We can presume the sexual intensity will be satisfactory with the gay couple. But with the Clooneys the sexual intensity could be such that in nine months they might have to give it a name. In this respect, they are not equal.
With one couple, the climax of the sex act occurs in the large intestines, an organ of waste, detritus, and no possibility of life. With the other couple it will occur in an organ specifically designed to deliver life. Obviously, this is definitely not equal.
During gay sex, the immunosuppressive effects of semen are disease-enhancing. With the conjugal sex of the Clooneys it is life-enhancing. Another inequality between the two couples.
Demographically, the Clooney’s will be able to replace themselves reproductively. A gay couple like the Patrick-Burtkas will have to rely on couples like the Clooneys, heterosexuals, to replace their demographic, and this, if it is to be, is dependent on several postpartum conditions during the child’s upbringing, the most likely and most common being Mr. Clooney becoming an aloof and emotionally detached father.
With the Patrick-Burtkas, motherhood was made optional for the twins they are raising, since they are both of course males. A child born to the Clooneys, because of the Clooneys’ complemented genders, will inherently have a mother and a father.
There are others.
On many levels these two couples are not equal, as in the same vein other homosexual couples and married couples are not equal. For most, this is understood. For those who wish to will it differently, it’s ignored. To claim they are equal is to claim a lie. A flagrant manufactured lie on a grand scale. A lie that if it is to be made believable by the entire masses, the majority of whom are still rational thinking men and women, will have to have it coerced or forced upon them either using propaganda, distortion, manipulation, or even force. Since force and lies are twins this is the only course that can be taken by the Liars and Fakers against those who in good conscience believe differently, believe the truth of the matter, who live the reality. This, history has taught. The 20th century is rife with it. You can look it up and read all about it.
The proponents of the grand experiment of homosexual mock-marriage have framed it within the concept of equality. Proponents who frame it so do not wish for us to understand the crux of the real issue which is the struggle between two competing visions of marriage. The one they propose and the conjugal one, the conjugal one having prevailed in the most flourishing of civilizations until only a few anthropological minutes ago -- the year 2000 to be exact.
Interestingly, with respect to the Lie, the newsy gay couple willfully had their ceremony conducted in Italy, a country which does not recognize same-sex mock-marriage or civil unions. One can fairly ask why they would do this. All of this Frump-Frump and Whoopla for – nothing. Or at least nothing legally. One can’t help but surmise that this was a charade of the grandest proportions to feed public perception on a global scale – perhaps part of the grand propaganda plan to have us accept homosexuality and same-sex mock-marriage as the norm (see “Fatiguing Them Into Compliance”). Am I missing something here?
I happen to believe, as do many, that each of these couples were made in the image of God, regardless of what, as individuals, they’ve oriented their life too. As such we also believe that having been made in the image of God that we are inherently directed toward that which conforms to this image, notwithstanding all of our imperfections.
It is with these thoughts that we ask for God’s grace to rain down upon each of these individuals, and others like them -- including the purveyors of this Grand Lie.