April 9, 2013
Let's look ahead at marriage evolution
I'm reposting some of my comments made over at Madville today in a post titled: Tim Johnson Evolves on Gay Marriage, Tells Dems to Be Dems… or Libertarians! Here are those comments and a couple additional ones:
Glad you pointed out this is the Libertarian view. I've found them to be generally AWOL on the social issues despite their harping on fidelity to the South Dakota Republican Party Platform. Their stance here reveals them to be RINOs too.
Let's look ahead at marriage evolution. What's next?… Mandated "Gay Infertility" health insurance coverage where taxpayers foot the bill for in vitro fertilization and surrogacy? We are fools if we think marriage evolution stops at gay marriage. Who then are we to say this or that can't marry what or whom they love? When marriage becomes anything, it becomes nothing.
Religious liberty will be a casualty of marriage evolution as it becomes discriminatory and prosecutable for a guy like me to only promote and perform traditional weddings. If you think that's a baseless fear, in Canada it's a hate crime for a minister to preach Romans 1.
Disagreement isn't hate. It's not hate to love only what God loves. We already have marriage equality. I have the same rights as a gay person. I can't marry anyone I love, neither can they. We deny marriage to lots of people, not just gays.
Moral decline has historically precipitated the decline of civilizations. In light of that, looking ahead, what side of history is Sen. Johnson now on?