Gay Activists Want Marriage Supporters Regarded as Bigots

Maggie Gallagher has a helpful article at The Public Discourse about the aims of the gay rights movement. She warns about the conflict that will come to those stand for traditional marriage:

Advocates of gay marriage are not slow to use any lever of power, including government, to impose their new morality on America. The primary goal of the existing gay marriage movement is to use cultural, social, economic, and political power to create a new norm: marriage equality. The governing idea behind “marriage equality” is this: there is no difference between same-sex and opposite-sex unions. If you see a difference, there is something wrong with you. “You’re a hater, you’re a bigot, and you need to be fired!” Watch out.

In other words, if you support traditional marriage, the activists are not simply going to live and let live. They are not going to let up until standing for marriage is seen to be the moral equivalent of defending slavery.

10 Responses to Gay Activists Want Marriage Supporters Regarded as Bigots

  1. Jerry Corbaley August 23, 2011 at 1:05 am #

    Aloha Dr. Burk,

    “If” the culture redefines marriage in this way, it will become the “tradition”.

    Christian marriage is distinctive and immune from what the world wants to make of it.

    While I do fear for my grandchildren growing up in a land that has a godless definition of marriage; I already fear for my grandchildren growing up in a land that already has a godless definition of marriage

    Vote Biblically? Yes.

    Count on the culture to ever get it right? No.

  2. William Dicks August 23, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    A bigot is a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.

    Wouldn’t you say that is exactly what the gay activists are? It is like the pot calling the kettle black!

  3. Gabe August 23, 2011 at 8:54 am #

    William,

    Then wouldn’t that definition apply to gay marriagie supporters and traditional marriage supporters?

  4. Ken Nichols August 23, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Gabe, it can apply to each, but not necessarily so. A dissenter is not necessarily a bigot.

    Dissenters don’t necessarily want people who disagree with them to be harmed, to be ridiculed, to lose their jobs, to be shunned. Those to whom the term Bigots would apply do.

  5. yankeegospelgirl August 23, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Duh.

  6. Barry Applewhite August 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    To combat the tactic of calling us haters and bigots, the most important step is that we not be haters. We can speak strongly in upholding the position that marriage is only about a man marrying a woman without raising our voices in a hateful way. Such restraint will go a long way toward undercutting the arguments used against us.

    Jesus told us to love our enemies (Matt. 5:44), and we must raise the banner of God and that of biblical marriage without hate.

    -Barry

  7. William Dicks August 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Like the article above says, government did not create marriage, and neither can government redefine marriage.

    The fact is that everybody has the right to get married, as long as it is one man and one woman, not under a certain age, not with more than one of the opposite sex, or with animals, etc.

  8. Gabe August 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    William,

    But God has the right to redefine marriage I suppose. Afterall, he told David he would have blessed him with many other wives if he would’ve been obedient instead of committing adultery and having Urijah killed?. At what point did God redefine marriage to mean a monogamous relationship?

  9. Gabe August 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    Ken,

    I definitely agree with what you said

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