Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"Logically fallacious, historically illiterate, and politically brutish"

That's Professor Matthew Franck of Princeton, describing last Friday's decision by the Iowa Supreme Court legalizing same-sex "marriage."

"Hence it is essential that public policy on marriage turn from love, and from lovers’ felt need for “affirmation,” to consider what reasons can be given for this or that way of arranging the family that makes a claim on our attention. Are all “relationships” created equal? Are all of them equally conducive to human flourishing? Is every way of bringing children into the world, or of rearing them, equally deserving of “affirmation”? How many men and/or women does it take to make a marriage that will perform the functions we want marriage to perform? Are children best prepared for healthy, responsible adult lives with both a mother and a father? Natural or “step-” or adopted? With a mother and a father or with “parents”? How many of each?"

Read the whole brilliant article here.

H/T Andy McCarthy

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney

2 comments:

beetlebabee said...

Excellent article! Thank you for digging it up!

Secular Heretic said...

Same sex unions like this discriminate against the other sex when they call it marriage. Marriage is inclusive of both sexes not discriminatory against one sex.