The issue of so-called same-sex "marriage” will soon come before the Supreme Court. I am no betting man, but if I were, I would gamble every dime to my name that before long, “gay marriage” will be the law of the land. I would further bet that those right-leaning politicians and their allies within the alternative media who have insisted upon preserving the heterosexual character of marriage will succumb to a deafening silence not long after that
In the annals of the human race, it is not often that we witness the particularities of time and culture giving way to a consensus on a moral issue. Yet whether understood as a historical institution or as a spiritual and moral ideal, there is no group of people the world over that has failed to recognize marriage for the intrinsically heterosexual union that it is.
But alas, leave it to our generation to see to it that this state of affairs doesn’t last. The problem is that it will indeed succeed at detonating “the general bank … of nations and of ages,” as Burke famously described the wisdom of “the species.”
It isn’t just that leftist activists and the Democratic Party are resolved to make their dream of same-sex "marriage” a reality. More importantly — and more tellingly — it is that the proponents of traditional marriage have no one who is willing to fight on their behalf.
As the base of the GOP reevaluates its party in the wake of the losses it suffered last month, it is imperative that among the realizations at which Republican voters arrive is that Republican rhetoric on this issue is just that.
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Jack Kerwick, Ph.D. (photo)