We, the members of Filipinos for Life, express our dismay at the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to legalize same-sex “marriage”. We believe that SCOTUS acted outside the bounds of its authority in redefining the meaning of an institution which has been understood, from the beginning of human civilization, as the union between a man and a woman. This lamentable decision, which has no historical, traditional, cultural, or natural foundations, is based on an irrational sentimentality and a misplaced sense of compassion that fails to consider the future of the biological family, whose nature stems from the complementarity between man and woman. This radical departure from natural law introduces other forms of relationships, could deprive children of their right to their biological mother and father, and will ultimately be detrimental to the stability of economy and society. Moreover, it tramples on the right of people of faith to oppose and object to this and other forms of relationships yet to come, and to collectively decide the fundamental law of the land.
We condemn any kind of physical or verbal disrespect or hostility toward those who struggle with same sex attraction, and we strongly affirm, encourage, and extend our help to our brothers and sisters of good will who, while struggling with this cross, nevertheless strive to make healthy choices, lead chaste lives and determine to practice their faith fully.
That the meaning and sanctity of marriage is already lost on many in today’s society does not justify a copycat refashioning of marriage under the guise of “rights”. This will only serve to negatively impact our underserved, highly impressionable youth, and further fragment our already fragile institutions.
We would like to enjoin our justices, lawmakers and other people of influence to reject and oppose efforts by LGBT lobbyists to change the institution of marriage in the Philippines. Marriage has always been directed towards the natural generation and nurturing of persons in order to build a moral, ethical and just society. Same sex marriage can do neither of these, since its main purpose is directed towards itself. We encourage our countrymen, the majority of whom oppose same sex “marriage”, to exercise vigilance and to act decisively, on their own and through their elected representatives, to prevent a similar travesty from being inflicted upon our beloved country.