Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dearly Beloved...

My home state of North Carolina yesterday voted by a solid majority to amend its constitution to explicitly define marriage as between one man and one woman.  I voted in favor of the amendment.

I wont here rehearse my reasoning as it's common to most opponents of homosexual marriage and familiar to most everyone else.
I do want, however, to say this about those activists most strident in opposing this amendment as well as other similar amendments and laws across the country:  Whether they admit or not, whether they even recognize it or not, same-sex marriage is not now and never has been their real goal.  The goal is instead the destruction of traditional marriage.

Only a generation or two ago, people with the same ideological pedigree as those now championing homosexual marriage routinely dismissed the institution of marriage altogether as an affront to the absolute freedom of the individual and the fundamental equality of men and women.  (Tellingly, many are exactly the same people.)  You don't have to be very old to remember the querulous cries of the Flower Children, "Why do we need a piece of paper, much less a formal ceremony to acknowledge our love for one another?"

Then it was an attack from outside the institution, today it is from within.

The war is far from over.

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