Erick Erickson

In Macon, Georgia, a gay teacher at a Catholic private school decided to marry his partner. Catholics do not believe being gay, in and of itself, is a sin. But they do treat marriage as a sacrament and maintain it must be between one man and one woman. Once the teacher decided to marry his partner, the school dismissed him for corrupting the Catholic Church's sacrament. The church also takes a hard stance on divorce. But now the teacher has filed a discrimination complaint against the school. He does not claim he was discriminated against because he was gay. Instead, he claims gender discrimination because he is a man who does not act like other men, i.e. he likes other men instead of women.

Across the country, the left has decided our sexual preference is something we are born with, but our gender is something we get to decide. Anyone who thinks otherwise is threatened and harassed. Several thousand-year-old pillars of society are being shoved aside in the name of tolerance. Those who speak up for sanity, tradition and faith are treated scornfully.

This will not end well for any of us. Despite surveys designed to show the contrary, children tend to do best with mothers and fathers. A society that willfully undermines perpetuating itself is a society bent on suicide. One thing is for sure -- a faith that survived its followers being used as torches to light the streets of Rome will survive a modern age hell bent on ruthlessly stamping it out.

Erick Erickson

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