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Conservatives and Gays

Jon.nine Wrote: May 13, 2012 7:29 PM
Congratulations to your daughter, but otherwise you have no idea what you are talking about. There is no definition of love that is universally agreed upon. The great poet Elizabeth Browning could not define it, but only say how she loved Robert Browning. And actually love is highly discriminating, but then if the poets and holy men and women can't define it to everyone's satisfaction what chance do we have? Should we let the courts define it? I take no joy in hurting so many kind and wonderful people. Doing the right thing is not always easy. It is easy to denounce the thief, but much harder to tell your loved ones and friends and good people they are wrong and harming others.

In addition to labeling conservatives and Republicans "anti-woman" (for opposing government-mandated free contraception), "anti-black" and "anti-Hispanic" (for advocating photo identification for voting), and "anti-science" (for skepticism regarding the belief that man-made carbon emissions will destroy much of the planet), Democrats now regularly label Republicans "anti-gay" (for opposing same-sex marriage).

All these charges are demagogic. But when it comes to the "anti-gay" charge, conservatives need to clarify to themselves as much as to the general public where they stand.

As an opponent of the most radical redefinition of marriage in history (more radical than outlawing polygamy), I have argued...