January 14, 2010

If Marriage Is So Special, Then Spread It Around

That's the take from a commentary by Ann Woolner for Bloomberg News via Business Week (hat tip to Tweeter CommonComrades):

However passionate and polarized the gay marriage debate grows, sometimes it is difficult to tell one side from the other.

“Where marriage is honored, and where there is a flourishing marriage culture, everyone benefits -- the spouses themselves, their children, the communities and societies in which they live,” argues one of the groups that filed a friend- of-the-court brief in the gay marriage case on trial in San Francisco.

Sounds to me like an argument for expanding marriage to include same-sex couples.

But I am wrong, very wrong. The quote comes from a brief filed by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, which opposes same-sex marriage.

The warring sides at least agree that marriage is special.
If only more people would take this approach, seeking commonality instead of focusing on differences.
Click here to read the rest of the essay.


  1. I love this!! Thank you for posting!

  2. That would be the logical thing to do, but some seem to think that it's only special because it's kept away from "undesirables".