The View From 1776

For the Record

Opposition to same-sex marriage is not the same thing as gay bashing.

As noted in Gay Marriage and Terrorism: a Common Root, my position is:

“This is not an attack on homosexuals or lesbians.  Nor is it intended as opposition to legal recognition of same-sex unions.  It is a statement that same-sex unions are not marriages,” and

“So, let’s stipulate, first, that homosexuals and lesbians are, like everyone else, equally children of God.  They deserve treatment and respect in accord with the Golden Rule: you should deal with others the way you want them to deal with you.  If you don’t want people telling nasty jokes about you or beating you up, don’t do it to the gay community,” and

“Having said that, we must state emphatically that heterosexual marriage is unique.  Only heterosexual marriage can result in the creation of a human life.  And that is why marriage has always, in every tribe, city state, principality, and nation, occupied a special, sacramental place in its culture.  No matter how hard they try, no atheistic evolutionary biologist has succeeded in creating life.  Only God, so far, can do so.  Marriage between a man and a woman is the point in human existence where the vital force of God touches the earth.”