Written by Ben Russell
A common argument used to support homosexuality and gay marriage is the truth that people have ‘love’ towards each other. Since people have love they should be able to engage in their love. The majority of people shouldn’t reject love being the standard, hence gays who love each other should be allowed to follow in what they desire sexually. This argument commits the logical fallacies called equivocation, special pleading, and ad Populum.
Equivocation – occurs when a definition of a word changes in the middle of a proposition or syllogism.
Special Pleading – occurs when a law or rule applies to every circumstance except a specific circumstance because of a unique property it has.
ad Populum- occurs that a proposition or argument must be true or false because the majority of a population confirms it to be true or false.
Since ‘love’ is the standard for the justification of homosexuality or gay marriage, pedophiles should be allowed to marry younger children because they may also have ‘love’ towards each other. Children may have a concept called ‘puppy love’ or ’emotional feelings,’ but why aren’t these the absolute standards instead of actual ‘love’ itself? The concept of ‘love’ is changing from one sense to another. Bestiality should also be allowed because animals and humans may have ‘love’ towards each other as well if ‘love’ could be defined as ‘loyalty’ in animals such as dogs, horses, pigs, etc.
Ontology is a field that studies being and existence. What is ‘love’ in any non-Christian worldview? How is it absolutely justified apart from the triune God of the Bible? If it’s subjective than people can define ‘love’differently. ‘Love’ ontologically is arbitrarily apart from the God everybody knows exists (Romans 1:18-22). Sexuality, love, and being only make sense within scripture (Genesis 2:24; 1 Corinthians 6:18; Acts 17:28). The Bible clarifies what ‘love’ actually is.
Proverbs 10:12 – Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins
John 15:13 – Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
The concept of ‘love’ and ‘being’ is unjustified in the non-biblical worldview. Since non-Christians stand on these concepts and apply them daily, they are inconsistent in their worldview. Since homosexuality is not justified, it’s not known (justified, true belief) to be moral. Although many non-Christians proclaim homosexuality to be moral, it’s inconsistent. Non-Christians are simply borrowing from Christianity to argue against Christianity because of their lack of justifying their ability to have love, being, or personal identity (1 Corinthians 1:21) which is why they need a change of mind about God (2 Timothy 2:25).