I don't think the issue's about being against gay marriage. It's about being for traditional marriage and articulating the reason that's important. You have to have a basic family structure. There's never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived. So there is a sense in which, you know, it's one thing to say if people want to live a different way, that's their business. But when you want to redefine what family means or what marriage means, then that's an issue that should require some serious and significant debate in the public square.
It is true: This whole state has turned into such a toilet since we allowed gays to get married. And I hear the footsteps: We're gonna get invaded and annexed by Texas warships any day now. And that's not even mentioning the plague of locusts.
Seriously, when people start talking about gay marriage as a “threat”, is it really too much to demand how exactly bad stuff is going to start to happen? I mean, can you just please posit a mechanism?
OK, the charm is wearing off a bit.