Monday, April 1, 2013
Moral Relativism and Same Sex Marriage Need to be Confronted with Civility and Firmness - A Letter to a Childhood Friend
Moral Relativism and Same Sex Marriage Need to be Confronted with Civility and Firmness A Letter to a Childhood Friend Dear John: Homosexuals should be accorded the equal right to marry someone of the opposite sex – if they chose not to do this or if they feel they cannot do this then they should available themselves of civil unions et cetera. Same sex marriage, in my opinion, is one bridge too far. Who’s the husband, who’s the wife? Most people who are in my camp are incredulous to the proposition of same sex marriage. John, with all due respect, the people who are pushing this issue tend to be the same people who view our society through the lens of Moral Relativism, that is “the denial that there are universal moral values shared by every human society; and the insistence that we should refrain from passing moral judgments on beliefs and practices characteristic of cultures other than our own." As a Christian, I reject this sloppy feel good view point – when the Aztec nation was practicing human sacrifice at the rate of 2,000 people per weekend to satisfy the vanity of Quetzalcoatl, the Conquistadors rightly put an end to this practice. Sometimes there is right and wrong and as humans we should embrace clarity of our values when we can. I reject same-sex marriage for the same reason I reject incestuous homosexual relationships between consenting adults who cannot produce deformed off-spring. Members of the current rainbow revolution if they remain true to their position would warmly endorse incestuous homosexual unions along with heterosexual and homosexual polygamous unions. But of course they do not endorse these unions because when all is said and done these rainbow warriors do have certain standards. Americans seems to be endorsing the preposterous in order to avoid hurting people’s feelings.This noble sentiment ultimately leads to disaster in the long run. Civil unions, with dignity and respect, are the right course now and for the future.