I have to confess, ahead of time, that I’m starting this thread just to vent.
I really don’t have a strong opinion on so-called “gay marriage”. I think it’s a joke but then there is no shortage of absurdity in modern law. (See e.g. the right to abortion.)
But for some reason every time I see an argument for gay marraige I have a strong viceral reaction. It seems almost as if there are no arguments for gay marriage that don’t entail a full frontal assault on Christian morality. I wonder if I’m the only one reacting this way.
Here is the latest example:
Read it through before you reply and tell me what you think.
But here is the climax:
There are those who sincerely believe that homosexuality is inconsistent with their religion – and the First Amendment guarantees their freedom of belief. However, the same First Amendment, as well as the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses, preclude the enshrinement of their religious-based disapproval in state law.
Some form of this argument seems ever present in arguments for gay marriage.
If homosexuals want do do their thing in private, go for it. If they want to pretend they are married, whatever. But when defenders of gay marraige claim that “religious-based” morality is somehow illegitimate, that raises my hackles and leads me to oppose whatever it is they are advocating without further consideration.
And I respecfully submit, you should too.