No stop­ping the bigot-brand­ing cam­paign

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - Bill O’Reilly

Here’s the thing about ho­mo­sex­ual mar­riage in the United States: It is go­ing to be le­gal in about half the states. There is no stop­ping the gay nup­tials now, even though most Amer­i­cans say they are op­posed to ex­tend­ing mar­i­tal law to same-sex cou­ples.

Right now, Mas­sachusetts, Con­necti­cut, Ver­mont, Iowa and Maine al­low gays to marry. New Hamp­shire will soon do so. Once the leg­is­la­tures of New York and New Jer­sey get fin­ished tax­ing the life out of their cit­i­zens, they, too, will most likely pass gay mar­riage.

A new CNN/Opin­ion Re­search poll says 54 per­cent of Amer­i­cans op­pose gay mar­riage, while 45 per­cent sup­port it. But if you op­pose gay mar­riage, your opin­ion makes you a bigot. Did you know that? That’s what the Miss Cal­i­for­nia con­tro­versy was all about.

Your hum­ble cor­re­spon­dent doesn’t re­ally care much about gay mar­riage be­cause I be­lieve it is no dan­ger to the Repub­lic and the de­ity can sort all this stuff out af­ter we’re dead. I take a lib­er­tar­ian po­si­tion on is­sues like gay mar­riage be­cause I want all Amer­i­cans to be able to pur­sue hap­pi­ness equally.

How­ever, I un­der­stand that most Amer­i­cans be­lieve het­ero­sex­ual mar­riage de­serves a spe­cial place in our so­ci­ety.

Our Judeo-Chris­tian tra­di­tions, which have made the United States the most pros­per­ous and just so­ci­ety the world has ever known, speak to a fam­ily built around a re­spon­si­ble mother and fa­ther; cer­tainly the op­ti­mum when it comes to rais­ing chil­dren.

I also un­der­stand that once Amer­ica changes mar­i­tal law for one group — ho­mo­sex­u­als — it will have to al­low plu­ral mar­riages and other types of sit­u­a­tions un­der “equal jus­tice for all.”

And there is no ques­tion the Scan­di­na­vian mar­riage model of any­thing goes has led to a dras­tic de­cline in tra­di­tional mar­riage. them­selves to be in­tim­i­dated. When was the last time you saw a Catholic car­di­nal or arch­bishop speak against gay mar­riage on tele­vi­sion? I know, I’ve in­vited some of them. They all turned me down. other con­tro­ver­sial sit­u­a­tions. Al­ready, abor­tion zealots are brand­ing pro-life peo­ple “anti-woman” and “anti-pri­vacy.” The left knows it has a pow­er­ful can­non with this bigot stuff.

So the gay mar­riage de­bate

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