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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

McIlheran Watch: Watching YOU, that is

by folkbum

Big Brother is alive and well in the conservatives watching your bedroom:
The reason some people insist on redefining marriage to include gay couples, writes philosophy professor Stephen J. Heaney in a brilliant piece of work, is because so many of us misunderstand what marriage is in the first place. [. . .]
[B]ecause it leads to children, sexual intercourse has extraordinary public consequences. It is not, as we might like to think, a purely private act. [. . .] In marriage, the couple promises before the community to fulfill this project through vows of fidelity and permanence, joining their bodies and their lives to make the project work. The community promises to give the couple the privacy to perform their sexual acts.
In other words, if you're not a married hetero couple planning children, then "the community" apparently has not just the right but the responsibility to get all up in your business. Open up those shades, people!

I have to say it's nice to see a conservative admit out loud what is usually something they try to avoid making plain.

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