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06/02/2014

Illinois anti-gay activist: Same-sex marriage 'as profoundly wrong as were legal prohibitions of interracial marriage'

by Jeremy Hooper

Equal marriage begins today in Illinois. This is how Illinois Family Institute activist Laurie Higgins celebrates the historic day:

No, the debate will never go away. Legally recognizing homoerotic unions as marriages is as profoundly wrong as were legal prohibitions of interracial marriage. While prohibitions of interracial marriage were based on the false belief that blacks and whites are inherently different, prohibitions of same-sex “marriage” are based on the true belief that men and women are different and that those differences have meaning for the public good.

No, the debate over the nature of marriage and the government’s recognition and regulation of marriage will never go away. If “progressives”—our current public censors—don’t ban dissent on issues related to homoerotic identity politics, this debate, like the one over legalized feticide, will persist.

Protecting true marriage is second only to protecting the lives of the least among us in terms of its importance to the health and welfare of this once great nation. The twin moral crimes of legalizing the slaughter of the unborn and legally recognizing homoerotic unions as “marriages” are dramatic manifestations of the enmity between unsaved man and God.

This issue will remain until the end of this great nation or the end of redemptive history, whichever comes first.

Illinois Family Institute's Laurie Higgins

If, Laurie, you mean that you anti-gay folk will continue to beat dead horses from now until the end of time, then that's one thing. You have that right. Personally, I'd opt for better and more productive hobbies, but if you want to spend the rest of your mortal days gritting your teeth and shaking your fist because certain kinds of taxpayers get to have their own wedding days, you have that freedom. Have at it. Enjoy. Make party hats, if you're so inclined.

But Laurie Higgins, you have lost this debate. Gone. Done. Defeated. Bested. Equality wins; discrimination loses. We debated—and we won. It's over. Law will move on even if anti-gay activists choose to stick around and stage re-enactments of discriminatory votes gone by.

And what's a big reason why we on the right side of history made such rapid advancement? Because people like you, Ms. Higgins, think it is pragmatic and wise to equate people's freedom with other people's oppression. I know that played well at IFI prayer breakfasts and whatever silly event Peter LaBarbera is hosting at the Naperville town hall this week. The vast majority of America ain't buying it. Those of you who thought you were helping your movement actually helped maim it, Ms. Higgins. More honest and pragmatic social conservatives admit this to me all the time.

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