Make no mistake. The debate on Marriage today is not really about equality.
Cries for equality miss the entire underlying problem…which is that nobody actually agrees as to what Marriage actually is in the first place. Emotional appeals to equality are only distracting and delaying (potentially decades) a much more serious and important discussion as to what Marriage is. And it appears that we’re intent on learning that lesson the hard way as a planet. Which is a sad thing when you think about the children and next generation that will be confused and hurt in the wake of this “equality” movement.
We aren’t just messing with the prudence of some public policy here, folks. We are messing with the very entity that literally creates human beings! And in the process we are ignoring the right of every child to be born into and formed within the relationship of their actual mother and their actual father. Every child has that right (even though it’s not always possible). But anything less should not be treated equally (because it’s not).
But the broadness of the real debate is not easily summed up in 30-second sound bytes or communicated in 140 character status updates. Additionally, the entire foundation of the case for true Marriage has been undermined by our own twisting and redefining of Marriage in so many other ways. It’s our own fault nobody knows what a Marriage is anymore.
And so a complex and much more fundamental debate degrades into a political football that inspires narrow and misunderstood appeals to “equality.” As if equality is some kind of universal good. It’s not. It’s just as unjust to treat unequal things equally as it is to treat equal things unequally.
The appeals must be to justice. Including – most of all – justice for children. And that justice must be rooted in truth, which starts with figuring out what Marriage is in the first place.
If we don’t agree what Marriage is, how can we have a meaningful debate about marriage equality? We can’t. Ask somebody why they are fighting for “marriage equality” what their definition of Marriage is. Their answer will tell you exactly where the real problem is and where we must start.
Until we address that, get ready for decades of more confusion and hurt as the essential building block of our entire society is continually malformed and trivialized into irrelevance.
(More good logic further explaining my point in this article here.)