One section of the Olasky Manifesto deserves separate discussion, what he says about gay marriage. He says that we must affirm the worth and human dignity of homosexuals and not consider their sin as worse than heterosexuals’ sins, but that we must certainly oppose gay marriage. But he makes a socially-conservative yet libertarian argument against it. Legalizing homosexual marriage, he says, citing another scholar, represents a HUGE growth of state power, with the state presuming by fiat to alter the most basic and most organic of all cultural institutions. Instead of keeping to its own sphere, the state becomes, literally, totalitarian, taking on total power over all of life.

(That last sentence is my conclusion.)

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