James Dobson did an interview with Billy Hollowell of The Blaze about his new book and offered the usual hysterical hyperbole on how gay marriage is going to destroy “the entire superstructure of culture.” You know, like it did in Rome and Greece (except, of course, it didn’t).
During the discussion, Hallowell asked Dobson about the role that Christianity should play in society today, to which Dobson responded by warning that if the definition of marriage is changed, it will spell doom for our entire society.
“When you start to weaken” the institution of marriage and the family, Dobson warned, “it influences the entire culture and, in fact, the entire superstructure of culture can come crashing down. That’s happened in Rome, it happened in Greece, it’s happened throughout history and I don’t think that America can survive in the form we have known … if we allow the family to disintegrate. And that is, in fact, what’s happening.”
Well, if by “in the form we have known” he means “without letting gay people get married,” no that isn’t going to survive. But society will be just fine. And when all these ridiculous, dystopic predictions don’t come true — as they never have when made in the past in every other similar situation — you’re going to look pretty darn stupid.