Ninan Mathulla2013-12-12 06:28:56 NewsGay Marriage- Digging Our Own Graves
A few months ago a friend of mine visiting here, was discussing with me, the political, social and religious issues in his native place. My friend boasted that Pentecostals, to which he belongs, do not get to the street to protest or to hold banner for any political parties. I asked him why you do not get involved in the social and political issues in your community. His reply was, “This will affect our comfort and ease of mind”. To not get involved in the social and political issues facing the community we live in, if it is due to concern for our comfort, is it not selfishness? Selfishness is Sin. In Gita, the Hindu Scriptures, Lord Krishna advise Arjuna the warrior prince the same advice.
Recently I was talking to a priest and friend of mine about the criterion used in declaring a person as a saint. The No. 1 reason is standing for a public cause, even in the face of threat to his/her life. Jesus says, “There is no love greater than giving his life for his brother”. In the Second World War, Americans and British and others were ready to sacrifice the life of their children for the sake of the freedom we enjoy now. Several races and ethnic groups including mine would have gone to the Gas Chamber if Hitler had won that war. When Hitler took one by one countries of Europe, the major powers were not ready to stand up against it, considering it not their problem alone, or didn’t see the consequences, or they didn’t want to get in to trouble with Hitler.
Recently we had the issue of a definition for a legal marriage. By approving Gay marriages, we are digging our own graves. Gays have succeeded in manipulating public opinion by depicting the problem as biological, and that they have no control over it. Some came forward with research studies to prove it (not considering all the variables involved in it). If we take this argument, behavioral problems like prostitution and addiction have to be accepted as genetic tendencies. Behavioral problems need to be conditioned by disapproving such behavior. We are all conditioned as to how to express our genetic sexual instincts. We are digging our own graves here in adopting a different view.
Family is the basic unit of society. What type of children a gay family can mould, and can we entrust our future to such citizens. Can we live here with dignity? I can understand the concerns of parents of Gay children. It is possible that one of my children can show Gay life tendencies in the future due to exposure to them. Let them live here and keep a low profile. They need not come to leadership positions in the community, and we need not esteem or reward such behavior. If not we are digging our own graves. The survival of our human species is in danger. A marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Gay marriage is against Nature. If abortion is killing, Gay life style also has the same result. Population growth can become stagnant and decline in the long run. Once we legalize Gay marriages, even if we want to we can’t take it back.
You might ask why Gay and Lesbian life is immoral. To answer that, we have to consider the purpose of life. Science has nothing to say about the purpose of life. We have to turn to religion, where science has no answers. Before we proceed further we have to consider the age old question- Evolution or Creation. The Truth is only one no matter what you believe. Science could prove nothing so far. We have some theories that are the result of wild imagination. We need more faith to believe these theories than the faith to believe in God. If it is creation by God, there must be a purpose behind it, and we have to turn to religion for the purpose.
If you take theology out of religion, all religions teach basically the same about moral and ethics.
This life is not the end of it. If you indulge in such sinful behavior (sin against God's natural laws), it affect your long term future. There will be punishment for such sinful behavior. Our society will decline and set. This is the lesson we learn from history.
Some argue that Gay and Lesbian behavior is a sin like any other sin the heterosexuals do. Sin is always a sin, no matter who commit it. The solution is to repent about the sin and try not to do it again. Homosexuals continue to stay in the sinful behavior, and so there is no room for repentance.
Is it due to complacency or indifference that the majority are not getting involved in issues that affect their and their children’s lives here, and voice their concerns?
Our society is a large family. Just like in our own family, parents won't allow child's all demands due to its consequence; homosexual choice also can affect his/her future and other children's future in the society.
One danger in homosexual behavior is that my children can easily get attracted to it by contact with homosexuals, and my ability to prevent is limited. I see my generations perish due to this.
Using drug is a choice that can destroy a person. Destruction does not happen overnight. Can you foresee the effect of approving homosexuality ten years from now, or twenty five years from now?
It is disgusting to watch them kiss in the public. They were ashamed to show that off when society disapproved it. If it is legal, it will be everywhere. We can’t live here in dignity. If this happens in a state many might move to a state where it is not legal. If it is legal in all the states, many might move with their family to a different country where this is not legal. Our ability to raise tax dollars and investment can be at stake. This has not happened yet as its effect is not yet felt here.
We are all citizens of this great country. You have to live in it, and take care of it, and claim it as your own. How you are going to claim this land for yourself? By taking care of its needs! Are you involved in your community? We have a poor opinion of people who get involved, and we call them politicians. Get involved in the Civic organizations in your community- Home Owners Assoc, School Board, City Council, State Legislature and Congress. Field candidates that hold the same values as you hold, and campaign for them, and get out and vote for them. We need watchmen in all these Civic Organizations. Some people call this politics. Whatever we call it, we are meeting the needs of people and the generations to come. All the hospitals, libraries, parks and public institutions of use we enjoy now are the selfless work of some behind it. We remember them, and blessed is the memory of the righteous.
Homosexuals have people in positions of influence and they could manipulate the decision making process. Once homosexuals come to positions of influence, they fill influential positions with their own. With less than three percent of the population, how they managed to have their agenda adopted by Democratic Party Platform? Democratic Party is being used as a tool to get things from red glowing fire. In the name of being modern and progressive, we are going down. It is a sign of end time that people feel pride in things that are disgusting. Moving at this rate I am worried this will lead to the decline of our society and future of our generations.
You might think that I hate Gays and Lesbians. I do not hate Gays and lesbians. I really love them. But I hate their actions against divine natural laws. In love there is rebuke and punishment. We punish our children with good intentions. I love Gays and Lesbians. I like to see that they and their generations have a good future, and are prosperous. It is your children that keep your memory alive. So children are your reward in life. I like to see that they have children that they can claim as their own flesh and blood to keep their memory alive.
If you agree with the contents of this article, please forward to your friends, and do whatever you can to prevent Gays and Lesbians becoming the majority here, a grave danger to our future here.
The above modified article is from “Metamorphosis of an Atheist- A life journey to the Truth’ by Ninan Mathullah (ISBN: 9780984304554) available at www.amazon.com, www.bn.com and www.BVpublishing.org. For more info visit http://www.youtube.com/user/Mathullah1
AMARAN2013-12-11 12:45:06 NewsPOETIC VISION FROM THIS ESSAY
Sreekumar2013-12-11 12:14:41 Newsപതിവ് പോലെ 2-3 സംഘടനകൾ കൂടി ഹൂസ്റ്റെനിൽ മുള പൊട്ടുവാനുള്ള സാധ്യത തെളിയുന്നു. സംഘടനക്കു സാമ്പത്തിക നീക്കിയിരുപ്പുന്ടെന്നു നിസംശയം അനുമാനിക്കാം ... മലയാളികളുടെ ഉന്നമനത്തിന്റെ പേര് പറഞ്ഞു പാനൽ തിരിഞ്ഞു പരസ്പരം ചീറിക്കടിച്ചു തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് നടക്കുമ്പോൾ ചിരി അടക്കാൻ കഴിയുന്നില്ല ... 3 റൌണ്ട് പ്രചരണം കഴിഞ്ഞുപോലും ...നിയമസഭ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിൽ പോലും 2 റൌണ്ട് കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ മൌന പ്രചരണം ആണ്.. ഇവിടെ അതും കടത്തി വെട്ടി ... സംഘടകൾ ആളുകളെ ഒരുമിപ്പിക്കുവനുള്ളതാകണം...അല്ലാതെ അധികാര ദുർമോഹത്തിന്റെ പേരില് ഭിന്നിപ്പിക്കാൻ ഉള്ളത് ആകരുത് ....അതും മറുനാട്ടിൽ ...ദീപസ്തംഭം മഹാശ്ചര്യം നമുക്കും കിട്ടണം പണം ......
Jane Joseph2013-12-11 08:21:05 NewsVery well written Geetha.
SHIJIMON JACOB2013-12-11 07:36:28 NewsTHIS IS WRONG NEWS I HAVE 16 CANDIDATES ... WE HAVE ONLY 15 POSITIONS OPEN .... I HAVE ONE EXTRA CANDIDATE ALSO
Ninan Mathulla2013-12-10 16:57:30 NewsParnel, we worked together to write FOMAA Bylaws. I was in the Bylaw committee for MAGH Bylaws. Though all the provisions there in are not according to my wish, as we had to compromise on certain points, generally speaking, I do not see any major discrepancies there.
The best written bylaws are useless if the people who are supposed to uphold it do not follow common moral and ethical standards. This is what we learn from history. The laws wiere there. But dishonest people find ways to bypass the laws. We can see this in the history of all empires in history.
George Parnel2013-12-10 16:37:37 NewsOut of curiosity, I browsed thru MAGH bylaws. It has ambiguities with regard to calling General Body meetings, appointing election commmission, conducting elections etc. Many related provisions are not practical to implement and these may explain the reason for the tension during this election time. The best thing is to rewrite the Bylaws before an election is held; if that is not possible, have the General Body ratify all decisions with documents that also states certain deviations were made to the provisions of the bylaw. Best wishes.
It was a previlege for me to conduct the FOMAA election last year in a Cruise ship. Because it was done so well per comments received, there was no news coverage.
George Parnel, Former Election Commissioner of FOMAA Baltimore, Maryland.
Paul Chacko2013-12-10 15:03:27 Newsഒരു കാലത്ത് ഇന്ത്യയുടെ അഭിമാനമായിരുന്ന കോണ്ഗ്രസ്സിന്റെ ഇന്നത്തെ ശോചനീയാവസ്ഥ ഷോളി വളരെ നന്നായി പ്രതിഫലിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. അഭിനന്ദനങ്ങൾ!
Jacob2013-12-10 14:44:54 NewsGreat Article. emalayali editor, the picture with the article is mis-leading. please change it to a picture of E. Harikumar.
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The MAGH (Malayalee Association of Greater Houston) General Body meeting
conducted on 7th December 2014 ended up in the meeting declared dispersed
prematurely by the chairman of the meeting Mr. Kennedy Joseph. At the beginning
of the meeting the proposal to amend the Bylaw to adopt Trustee Board and to
extend the term of the Board to two years was shelved due to opposition from
majority of members present, as proper procedure was not followed in calling
the General Body meeting.
Mr. Kennedy Joseph admitted that it was a mistake on the part of the Board in
appointing an Election Commission as they didn’t know the Bylaw stated so. Most
of the candidates present in the meeting demanded a new Election Commission from
the floor of the meeting. Instead of electing a new Election Commission, the
authorities used deceptive methods, and declared that the General Body let the
current Election Commission to continue with unanimous vote. Most of the
candidates couldn’t agree to such flagrant violation of moral and ethical
Majority of the candidates had a list of grievances against
a biased Election Commission—lack of knowledge of the Bylaw, not providing a
copy of the correct Bylaw, not providing certified Voters list, making the
candidacy of some candidates invalid on silly reasons, no elected Election
Agents as stipulated in the Bylaw, not allowing candidates Agents in the
Polling Booth etc. The other two election commissioners’ names were not found
in the list of MAGH members. Due to these actions from the Election Commission,
and the Executive Committee, majority of the candidates felt that the Election
Commission and the Executive Committee are biased against them in this election,
and they lost trust that the election will be conducted fairly.
The Present President Mr. Joseph Kennedy, Thomas Varkey
(Mysore Thampy) and Mathew Thottam are in the 2014 Panel with Mysore Thampy as
the Presidential candidate. It is evident that the Executive Committee and the
Election Commission appointed by them favor them. They have access to the
latest voter list (1346 members). It is unfair not to provide the voters list
to all the candidates when the Bylaw states to provide it to candidates. One
group has unfair advantage here. Besides the Executive Committee and the
Election Commission are not following the Bylaw or common moral and ethical
The Executive Committee which has taken the oath to uphold
the Bylaw, if doesn’t know the same Bylaw, they have no moral authority to hold
that office now. So the majority of candidates decided not to participate in