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Failure to communicate

"Failure to communicate" Continued...

Issue: "Francis Schaeffer's legacy," March 26, 2005

WORLD: What's the lesson of the 11 referenda votes against same-sex marriage?

Arkes: The securing of marriage has a deeper, resonating significance in the culture war. The American people are a tolerant lot, but they would draw the line at same-sex marriage. One gay activist in Princeton took notice of the recent votes in 11 states to reject same-sex marriage, and he recognized that the vote was really beyond the matter of marriage. He and his friends drew the inference that the voters were really recording their aversion to the homosexual life. The American people continue to be tolerant, but when they hold the line on the matter of marriage, they are marking the limits of their willingness to be badgered further and have their children catechized in a new view of the moral world.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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