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Usher In A Redefinition of Marriage, Usher Out Religious Liberty

michigander4 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 9:23 AM
Actually, I thought my writing was quite clear. I often use analogies to make (or reinforce) a point. In this case I was merely pointing out that just because Massachusetts recognizes same-sex marriage, it doesn't mean that it should be trumpeted as a wonderful thing to second-graders.

NOTE: This is the fourth column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The third column is available here.

Disagreements and projections abound in the dialogue about marriage and its redefinition to include same-sex couples. But both sides agree on one issue: redefining marriage significantly jeopardizes religious freedom—the first liberty upon which our nation was founded.

The convergence of several factors creates this unavoidable clash between religious liberty and redefining marriage. First, the vast majority of religious adherents in America believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. And because...