Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage, fresh off an appearance at an anti-gay event in Russia, pens an op-ed in the Deseret News, the official Mormon newspaper, praising the people of Utah for “standing in the breach” to maintain inequality, which will save us from certain destruction.
For a number of months now, there has been an orchestrated legal attack on the institution of marriage. Lawsuits have been filed in every state in the nation that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Sadly, a number of elected officials who swore a solemn oath to defend the law of the land — several of them Republicans — have abandoned their posts and left marriage defenseless in federal courts. Even where defended, activist federal judges have brazenly invalidated state marriage laws, and the over 50 million voters across our nation who voted to preserve marriage in 31 different states have, like the biblical prophet Ezekiel, been left to wonder who will stand in the gap to defend their decision.
The answer is Utah. The state of Utah is standing in the breach to preserve marriage as God created it and nature has confirmed it, the union of one man and one woman. And the eyes, and prayers, of a nation are with you.
Marriage is a foundational institution, something at the core of civilization. It is our only institution that brings men and women together as husbands and wives to be fathers and mothers to any children born of their union. Marriage is the foundation of the family and an essential element of a thriving society. No nation can long survive if it abandons the natural family and denies the unique contributions men and women each bring to child rearing.
And if allowing gay people to get married were going to eliminate straight marriages, you might have a point. But since not a single straight marriage anywhere in the world is going to be affected in the slightest, this is just more of the same bullshit.