Tuesday, July 29, 2014

I am not an amoeba!

In the most recent marriage case, the one in Virginia, the dissenting Judge Niemeyer wrote: "Loving simply held that race, which is completely unrelated to the institution of marriage, could not be the basis of marital restrictions. To stretch Loving’s holding to say that the right to marry is not limited by gender and sexual orientation is to ignore the inextricable, biological link between marriage and procreation that the Supreme Court has always recognized."

Of course, the proponents of "marriage equality" claim that sex is completely unrelated to the institution of marriage as well, thereby implying necessarily that a person's sex should be as irrelevant to his or her humanity as the accident of skin color. How this doesn't pre-suppose an asexual anthropology, an anthropology that understands the human being essentially as an amoeba (albeit a pretty darn smart amoeba) has never been explained to me. Never.

It seems to me as clear as the noon sun on a cloudless day that the entire argument for what is demagogically known as "marriage equality" is premised upon an anthropology that holds the human being to be an amoeba at "its" core. And this is why I shall always oppose the legal recognition of same-sex "marriage"; the human being is NOT an amoeba.

But what do I know? I am just a mindless bigot.

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