One recurring theme of Pastor Zip's Blog is that the arguments to uphold marriage in the West as between a man and a woman are not primarily religious or biblical -- and that Christians must know this. In this article, Prof. Budziszewski takes us to a conversation during office hours between a professor and a student who tried defending traditional marriage in class.
"Could I just lay out my argument step by step?" she asked. "As soon as you spot a problem, you can say 'Stop' and I'll stop."Why should government protect marriage as a publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous relationship between a man and a woman? Read it all here.
I smiled. "Just what I was about to suggest."
"Okay. Homosexual acts are morally wrong because — "
"Yes. I agree that they're morally wrong, but that's not the place to start. You probably don't need to make that case at all."
"Because the question on the table concerns enacted law — marriage law drawn up and enforced by the government — not moral law."
"Shouldn't they be related?"
"Certainly, but not in the way you're thinking. It's not a moral requirement that everything immoral should be illegal."
Hat tip to TitusOneNine.