Think about it. Only two years ago, homosexual marriage was considered so extreme and politically radioactive that leftist Democrat candidates and long-time supporters of homosexual rights Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton publicly opposed the idea.
“I do not support gay marriage. Marriage has religious and social connotations, and I consider marriage to be between a man and a woman.” – Barack Obama
“Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman.” – Hillary Clinton
Today, it’s “conservatives” who “have taken the leadership role in achieving marriage equality.” That’s right boys and girls; “high-profile conservatives like Glenn Beck, ‘The View’s’ Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Laura Bush, Dick Cheney and many others publicly offered their ringing endorsement of men marrying men and women marrying women.”
And what’s more, some “conservatives” don’t just endorse same-sex “marriage,” they are out front promoting it:
George W. Bush’s solicitor general Ted Olson has successfully challenged California’s Proposition 8, which added “marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman” to its state constitution.
Margaret Hoover, a Republican and regular on Fox News says homosexual “marriage” isn’t a partisan issue: “When the government sanctions discrimination against a group of citizens, it gives permission for other citizens to do the same.”
S.E. Cupp, a “conservative” columnist and frequent panelist on Fox’s Sean Hannity Show says conservatism and homosexual rights are alligned, in that conservatism “seeks to keep the government out of our private lives.”
American civilization was not built wholly on a Randian paradigm of libertarianism; it included a Bible-based morality. The Old and New Testament’s prohibition of sex outside of marriage made the creation of Western civilization possible.
Societies that didn’t restrict sexual behaviors were stymied in their development. Unrestrained sexual behavior that dominated most of the world’s cultures throughout history has degraded, subjugated, and enslaved people.
Throughout the ancient world and in many parts of the modern world, unrestrained sexual behavior in men has been utterly wild:
Men have had sex with women and with men; with little girls and young boys; with a single partner and in large groups; with total strangers and immediate family members; and with a variety of domesticated animals. There is little, animate or inanimate, that has not excited some men sexually.
The Old and New Testament’s restrictions on sexual behavior was one of the essential elements that enabled American society to progress, which means sexual mores determine our society’s destiny. America progressed because a Bible-based morality and a love of freedom were welded together.
As the famed French political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in Democracy in America:
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other … In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom pursuing courses diametrically opposed to each other; but in America I found that they were intimately united, and that they reigned in common over the same country.
Today’s “conservatives” have lost sight of the importance of Bible-based morality believing that freedom alone is the answer. Freedom without adherence to the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God is every bit as fatuous and illusory as the utopia that leftists peddle. “Conservatives” who have morphed Rand’s libertarianism into Reagan conservatism are fooling themselves if they think an immoral society can be free.
A Bible-based morality cannot embrace homosexual “marriage” because homosexuality denies life; it denies God’s expressed purpose for men and women to cohabit, and it denies God’s root structure for all mankind, the family.
For more commentary on conservatives and same-sex marriage, see Open letter to conservatives who back same-sex marriage by David Kupelian.