Apples and Oranges
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Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage: This is a legal matter which the Supreme Court must decide. I believe it will be for historic marriage the relationship between a man and a woman and children. This matter should have been taken to the Supreme Court years ago.
Resolved that the historic definition of marriage cannot be changed in the name of a supposed civil rights issue in favor of same-sex marriage. However, here is the present mindset of not only the Obama regime but the secular U.S. culture. Check the following out from First Things, May 2012 - The Selma Analogy - by R.R. Reno- The Public Square - 3
“The courts have used reasoning from historic civil rights decisions to redefine marriage… The civil rights movement fought against a racist mentality that made a racial characteristic than a chosen act socially and legally decisive… Most Americans accepted the massive intrusion of state power into social life after the Civil Rights Act, the most got behind the new social consensus that denounced and punished racism….
“When we deem homosexual acts immoral, we are not stigmatizing a class of persons, we’re exercising our moral reason about the rightness and wrongness of actions. Unlike racism, principled opposition to homosexual rights has a firm basis…
“Chai Felblum is an Obama appointee to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who recognizes that the Selma analogy is based on a degree moral disagreement. In the past, people thought that being male and female mattered in sexual morality. Now they don’t, or at least lots of powerful, well-educated people like Chai Feldblum don’t. And these powerful people have a very large and powerful legal and social bulldozer at their disposal, one created by the civil rights movement. And they will use it - because they can.
“She sees the future this way: “Positive changes in the moral values of our country - such moral values that honor and love between two people, regardless of their gender - will inherently and necessarily pose a challenge to those who believe, for religious or other reasons, that such love is sinful.” The “challenge” is that the coercive power of government and social censure of elite opinion will force people to accept homosexuality whether they like it or not.
“For example, when asked her opinion on the conflict between homosexual rights and the moral commitments of religious institutions she insisted that ”in almost all cases sexual liberty should win, because that’s the only that the dignity of gay people can be affirmed by any realistic manner.” It’s a frank statement that clarifies how few restraints progressives feel once they are convinced that they are fighting for “the greatest civil-rights issue of our times.”… “We are entering into a new phase of the culture war. It’s a prospect that will give an even more literal meaning to the dictatorship of relativism.”
George H. Kubeck,
P.S. Well the progressives are mistaken. Tough Love persuades that the redefinition of marriage is not going to raise the dignity of gay people. Too many lies are in operation. We are going into an area where you have to answer questions like the following: In detail, let’s study the sexual relationship between two males or two females. What are the health problems? What is the average life expectancy? What’s the financial cost to the country? Years ago I took evening courses in law.