I am have long liked Pastor Chuck Betters, but he made a mistake this week in apologizing for a sign that said the cross is greater than equality, playing on the marriage equality issue. He was making a theological statement that the Cross is greater than any ideology. He was right. He was mistaken to apologize for it when the social media firestorm came. It is time that we speak the truth. Same Sex marriage is a sham. It is not marriage. It can never be equal to real marriage because it does not serve the same function of building stable families and only serves to undermine the sacred position of the institution that civilized humanity and took us forests to free markets, from caves to cities, and from swamps to the stars. This entire movement is the 21st century fool’s errand and anyone who supports it is blind to anything that represents reality of human history. The family has the crux of the collective heart of humanity. It has been how we raise children, pass on faith, build character, learn how to treat one another, relate to the generations, and begin education. It has been the foundation of every lasting society. Marriage and family is one of the few institutions that crosses all regions, ethnic groups, religions, and cultures. Whether one is Christian or Hindu, Jewish or Muslim, Buddhist or Taoist, we all have in common that our societies were built on a foundation of marriage uniting the two sexes and those two who became one family making the sacrifice necessary for society to continue and flourish by investing themselves into the next generation. I believe that purposefully depriving a child of a competent parent is of both sexes is a serious mistake. It happens all too often with no fault divorce and people choosing to have babies “on their own”. We do not need to institutionalize the decline of the family. President Obama recently mocked those who want to “go back to the ’50’s”. I think the problem are those who want to leave the proven ways that allowed us to reach beyond the primitive and pass on culture and knowledge. We did it by tradition. I say let’s stand on the best of our traditions– Life, real marriage, family, and free markets. Not all progress is good. Instead of reaching for the stars, the progressives are digging a hole in the sand from which we may not escape. We already gave “equality” with civil unions. This is not about equality, it is about social engineering. State Senate, you have the votes to stop it. If you do not, you will be have the weight of eternal judgement against you. History will ask why did you do this? GOD will ask you why did you despise Him? It is your choice. That is my view and no there will be no apology now or ever.