There is an important difference between sexual hypocrisy, which our nation has in spades, and which practices privately what it condemns publicly, and the tragic way of removing that hypocrisy, which is to bring yourself to approve the sin formally. Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue, and we always need to remember there are two ways to get out of a double standard. One is to repent of the sin, and the other is to drop the pretence of virtue. We are in the course of pursuing the latter, and it will not bring enlightenment.
If it is true that marriage is nothing more than a “tax break,” and is no longer a sacred institution, then we are not just talking about homosexual unions. We are also talking about polygamy, as long as more than two can physically fit into the privacy of the bedroom. What kind of sexual unions will have to be permitted as soon as the courts learn the rudiments of logic? He who says A must say B.
And while we are on the subject of keeping the government out of the bedroom, why is it, when I built my house, the government wanted to tell me how far apart the sheetrock screws had to be in the bedroom, how the electric outlets had to be placed, how big the windows had to be, and so on, ad nauseam. Government out of the bedroom, aye.
Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community, whose names I have changed. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Reading just these posts probably feels like listening to one half of a phone conversation, but I don’t feel at liberty to publish what others have written. But I have been editing these posts (lightly) with intelligibility in mind.