Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute is one of the lesser-known members of the bigotsphere, but she’s making a case for a bigger role with her ability to make transparently silly arguments and bold declarations of vigilance. In her latest jeremiad, she goes all William Wallace:
No, the debate will never go away. Legally recognizing homoerotic unions as marriages is as profoundly wrong as were legal prohibitions of interracial marriage. While prohibitions of interracial marriage were based on the false belief that blacks and whites are inherently different, prohibitions of same-sex “marriage” are based on the true belief that men and women are different and that those differences have meaning for the public good.
Isn’t that a perfectly vague and meaningless phrase? Men and women are different — duh — and “those differences have meaning for the public good.” I think this is what Daniel Dennett calls a deepity. It sounds profound but it means absolutely nothing.
No, the debate over the nature of marriage and the government’s recognition and regulation of marriage will never go away. If “progressives”—our current public censors—don’t ban dissent on issues related to homoerotic identity politics, this debate, like the one over legalized feticide, will persist.
Protecting true marriage is second only to protecting the lives of the least among us in terms of its importance to the health and welfare of this once great nation. The twin moral crimes of legalizing the slaughter of the unborn and legally recognizing homoerotic unions as “marriages” are dramatic manifestations of the enmity between unsaved man and God.
This issue will remain until the end of this great nation or the end of redemptive history, whichever comes first.
Oh, I have no doubt that there will remain a hardcore group of bigots like Higgins who will never give up their quest to dehumanize gay people, just as there remains racists who won’t give up on their identical quests. But like those hardcore racists, bigots like Higgins are increasingly being marginalized and will soon find themselves pretty much shut out of respectable civil discourse. That’s called progress.