.- Jorge Scala, a lawyer with the pro-life organization Portal de Belen in Argentina, spoke out this week, explaining the negative effects same-sex âmarriageâ has on society.
Argentina legalized gay âmarriageâ and the adoption of children by same-sex couples in July 2010.
âIf they are allowed to marry and the government recognizes their marriages, then we will need to change what we teach our children in schools and tell them that when they reach the age of 18 they can marry either a man or a woman,â Scala said.
He went on to denounce Argentinaâs National Institute Against Discrimination as âa sort of Gestapo of the governmentâ that is âchanging anti-discrimination laws so that anyone who says homosexual conduct is wrong will go to jail.â
âItâs one thing to tolerate homosexuality as private behavior,â he continued, âbut a law that allows homosexual marriage intends not only to legitimize it but to promote it under threat of prison.â
Legalizing gay âmarriageâ would leave âsociety destroyed, because the family is the basic cell of society,â and âif I destroy the family or undermine it, I am destroying society,â Scala warned.