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Meanwhile, if we have an interest in more children in heterosexual households – which we should – then gay marriage, which represents the stamp of societal approval for homosexuality as morally equal to heterosexuality, will be a detriment to that interest. Frum utterly ignores his children in his column about same-sex marriage (although he must certainly believe that his children are better off because they had a mom and a dad.) But by placing homosexual couples and heterosexual couples on an equal plane, we now place homosexual parents and heterosexual parents on an equal plane.
Of course, all of these arguments have been the same since Frum was anti-same-sex marriage. So what’s changed?
Society has now bought into the leftist argument that you are bigoted if you do not accept same-sex marriage. Americans now believe that standing against same-sex marriage is the same as standing against interracial marriage.
Once we step into a world where behavior is “natural” and therefore justifiable, we step away from personal responsibility. No one can be held accountable for their actions – after all, our actions are biologically driven. We can have the argument about whether same-sex behavior ought to gain societal approval, but that’s not what has been argued: instead, we’ve been bludgeoned into submission with the disreputable argument that sexual behavior is the same as race.
Bowing to that argument shows moral myopia on a grand scale, David Frum is clearly suffering from that affliction, as are more and more Americans. That’s why same-sex marriage has picked up momentum, and that’s why the argument for same-sex marriage is actually more dangerous than same-sex marriage itself.
Ben Shapiro is an attorney and writer and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, and author of the bestselling book “Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How The Left Took Over Your TV” from Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.
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