Saturday, December 27, 2008

‘Coming together’ rhetoric
...so often mouthed by champions of “diversity” has one again proven to be a farce. For a true “coming together” of any sort on social issues, one might expect political opponents to either agree to disagree, yet still join and work together where they can, or for both sides to at least concede some principles as a compromise. In this case, as in most cases, the champions of diversity simply do not want an evangelical of Warren’s stripe to even be allowed a seat at the table. And while Warren hasn’t budged from his stance on gay marriage, neither will the Left anytime soon. It seems that the oft-desired “coming together” means not any new, warm embrace, but an unconditional surrender, in which conservatives are expected to wave the white flag.
As true, regrettably, in politics as in Protestantism where faith and morals are decided upon by vote.

This libertarian corner of the political universe, Catholic but part of the secular right and a non-combatant politically in the Most Important Moral Issue in the History of the World as Chris Johnson characterises the upper-middle-class Protestant left’s take on it, offers as its ‘new, warm embrace’ radical freedom for both sides getting the state out of it but neither side is buying.

To answer a recent anonymous comment, civil unions for all sound just but they force conservatives to go against their consciences; it’s really the state making you say there’s such a thing as gay marriage, which Catholics and most of the rest of mankind have always believed is impossible. So no.

From Taki.

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