This is a letter I submitted to the Orange County Register today:
On Sunday David Whiting penned one of the Register’s trademark front page editorials pushing the oxymoron of “same sex” marriage. As near as I could follow, he was trying to make two points.
His first point seems to be that changing the law to call homosexual relationships “marriage” somehow increases the sum total of “freedom” for everyone. Of course this is not true. This is a zero sum game. When law is made to conform to morality “A,” those holding morality “B” lose. Legalizing same sex marriage means that people objecting to this transgression will be compelled to treat it as legitimate. For a time, churches may be able to preach biblical morality behind closed doors, but businesses and their employees will be compelled to act as if they approve it in public.
His second point is that polling indicates increasing acceptance of this pernicious idea, and that this trend renders the legal establishment of “same sex marriage” inevitable. Such talking points are merely designed to dispirit opponents. One could as easily cite the perfect record of outlawing same sex marriage whenever the people are allowed to vote on it.
One reason I had difficulty following Mr. Whiting’s reasoning was his dismissal of concerns that schools will teach our children same sex marriage on the one hand, followed by his praise of public schools hosting gay sex clubs for students on the other. (We all know that the schools are in the tank for homosexual and leftist indoctrination. This is not news.)
Libertarians and Statists make strange bedfellows in their mutual support of the homosexual political agenda. Statists see the intact functioning natural family as a barrier to expanding the role of their god, the State. Libertarians focus on the freedom of their god, the Individual, to define his own morality. Socialists think the State is god while Libertarians think the Individual is god. Both are enemies of the true God in heaven. Libertarians are thus surprisingly willing to enlist the power of government to punish people who uphold moral standards.
When it comes to opposing God’s Law, Statists and Libertarians are on the same page.