Thursday, February 12, 2004

Gay Marriage...

Per CNN, Massachusetts debate on same-sex marriage heats up,
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Massachusetts, one of the nation's most prominent gay lawmakers, told CNN that gays are "not diluting the marriage between a man and a woman. "The marriage between two heterosexuals who love each other, the overwhelming form of marriage, will be exactly unchanged," he said. "This does not alter marriage one iota for the overwhelming majority of people."
This is pure nonsense. Marriage has always been understood as between a man and a woman. The two are complementary. The two complements can join, procreate, and raise a family. It is not only obvious in a cultural sense but in a natural sense as well. Homosexuality is about the act of sex. If you doubt that then just watch any gay pride parade. The act itself, to paraphrase J. Budziszewski, takes a part of the body reserved for life's creation and forces it into a part of the body reserved for the expulsion of waste. It means, to quote him directly, "Life, be swallowed up by death."

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