America's acceptance of gay unions is
responsible for the mortgage crisis, Linda Harvey of the Christian
conservative group Mission America claims.
an op-ed titled The Sin-Based
Family posted at the group's website, Harvey argues
that gay marriage has weakened America's foundation.
“Families constructed around sexual
deviance stand in defiance of God’s eternally-revealed truth. No
matter how 'conservatively' and faithfully two men or two women
operate as they consider themselves a marital union, the structure is
still in defiance of God’s created order of male and female as the
framework for marriage,” Harvey writes.
Unlike a straight couple, two men,
Harvey says, cannot “consummate” their relationship, which means
they cannot be unified “structurally.”
“Just as a child is far less likely
to suffer abuse in the home of his/her married, heterosexual parents,
so the opposite is true. Where the structure is sin-based, other
sins are more likely to scurry in through the cracks. Substance
abuse and self-destruction accompany sexual deviance. And some of
this means poor decisions about finances.”
Tolerance of gay households has
increased societal ills, such as “infidelity, divorce, gambling or
porn addictions, job instability, credit card default, domestic
abuse, sexual deviance,” more children being born out of wedlock
and declining church attendance.
She goes on to liken gay unions to
“Like the home inspector who focuses
on a leaky faucet and ignores termites, we need to see the reality
before us and stop thinking it will vanish,” she adds. “Trusting
Christ as our Solid Rock and God's timeless parameters for every
family will improve our lives, our nation and not coincidentally, our