(HT: Mike Opelka) In this video, Lesbian activist Masha Gessen makes explicit what’s been known underground in the homosexual community for a long time: Homosexual marriage is not about civil rights. It never has been. Camille Paglia exposed that story in the early 90s in her essay, “The Joy of Presbyterian Sex.” She said the whole point of homosexuality is to break convention. Homosexulity is enticing because it’s illicit and she mocked the mainline Presbyterians (i.e., the PCUSA) for vainly trying to domesticate what was always going to be a wild animal, as it were (i.e., homosexual activity).
fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do when we get gay marriage.
Indeed. The point of redefining marriage is to redefine marriage. This isn’t really, ultimately, about homosexual marriage. It’s about nature. It’s about limits. It’s about givens. It’s about creation and it’s about God. Yes, I’ll even invoke Sodom and Gomorrah. Those episodes were about defying divinely established limits revealed in creation (Rom 1). To the degree that Christians talk about homosexual marriage as if it were about “civil rights” to the the same degree they’ve accepted a false premise. It’s about gaining civil sanction for defying creational limits. The state (magistrate, legislature) can no more redefine marriage than it can redefine gravity. As they say in sports, it is what it is.
One result of telling ourselves that it’s about civil rights is to reduce the tension between Christians and the culture, as the latter slides into chaos and old night but at what cost to Christians? Does the magistrate bear the sword in vain? If he doesn’t enforce natural law, then what does he enforce?