Gay Marriage Questions

Those who have been closely following my blog will know that I have recently written a number of articles about gay marriage, trying to show that there are legitimate concerns that need to be raised – concerns that avoid the harsh fundamentalism of the far right or the shrill demands for tolerance of the political left. In fact, my arguments against same-sex ‘marriage’ have largely been based in the principles of classical liberalism and the concern to avoid government encroachment.

Those who have been interacting with these arguments mostly abuse me and call me names, but occasionally I will receive some thoughtful questions. The other day I had an opportunity to interact with some questions at the Christian Voice website. You can read the discussion here.

 

The Connecticut Chronicle on Gay Marriage

From the Connecticut Chronicle:

Legalizing gay marriage will affect every family in the land, claimed Christian Voice.

The UK-based lobby group issued the controversial remarks following news that the way has been cleared for same-sex marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

gay marriage will affect everyoneThe Supreme Court’s decision not to intercede in the wave of gay marriage rulings will almost immediately increase the number of states allowing same-sex marriage. But Christian Voice has warned that as this happens it will undermine the integrity of every marriage in the land by rearranging the family’s relationship to the state.

Robin Phillips, who wrote the controversial Christian Voice report, stated that “A government that recognizes such a thing as gay marriage is one that has assumed the god-like power to determined which collections of individuals constitute a ‘family.’ But by this assumption government declares both marriage and family to be little more than legal constructs at best, and gifts from the state at worst.”

Phillips, who is the author of the book Saints and Scoundrels and has campaigned widely against same-sex marriage in both American and Britain, added that “without the intervention of government, there are no pre-political, existential state of affairs that mark certain types of same-sex relationships out as being marriage within a state of nature.”

Read the entire article in the Connecticut Chronicle

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