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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society

Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:20 AM
Miss Parker, you've missed the fundamental problem: Americans of sound moral character have been beaten into submission by the relentless use of the tools of hatred: baseless accusations; vilification; even threats of violence. Christians, in particular, are taught not to hate. When we become the targets of hatred unbounded, we're at a loss. We're not allowed to hate back. We're certainly not allowed recourse to violence. So quite a lot of us simply give in...cease resisting the demands of the haters, in hope of a little peace. He who discovers how to defend against the tidal waves of hatred characteristic of today's politics will have made a real contribution to American society.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 7:31 AM
Francis: Christians are taught not to hate, but they are NOT taught to sit idly by and allow evil to flourish! My gosh, that is what the early Christian martyrs died for! This doesn't mean that we take up arms and weapons--we take up the arms and weapons of Our Lord! We DON'T "give in" as you put it! We are called to "fight the good fight"! When Christians "give in" as you put it, they no longer are Christians! Your line of thinking simply creates more excuses for not doing anything..."the lukewarm I will spew from my mouth."

One significant development in the recent election was votes in four states approving same sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referenda to approve same sex marriage – 32 of them - failed.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page – a place where conservatives usually turn for intellectual capital – saw this as cause for celebration.

According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Americans, they argue, have “shown themselves more than capable of changing their views on gay marriage the democratic way.”

In other words, our definition of marriage should follow process, not...