The first reason why I’m against the so-called homosexual marriage is a christian one: marriage in the eyes of God happens only between man and woman. But there’s a non-christian reason to why I’m against homosexual marriage: marriage between a man and a man or between a woman and a woman forces them to behave heterosexually. And, in that sense, homosexual marriage is a kind of oppression on gays.
Ask a homosexual that has lived the crazy San Francisco seventies if he liked the eighties compulsive arrival of condoms. Nowadays he’ll use them because it prevents greater dangers. It’s something tolerated but never desired. Because condom forced a crazy lifestyle in a not-so-crazy fashion. Homosexual marriage is definitively different from condoms but, in my perspective, follows the same path - toleration of homosexual lifestyle as long as they behave.
We have bright homosexuals opposing homosexual marriage at the same proportion we have dumb christians supporting it. Generally it boils down to monogamy. Why was homosexuality portrayed as a perversion (and a dangerously exciting thing) during the History of the World? Because it could function as an activity practiced within marriage. Homosexuals were outlaws, not refugees. And their charm came out of that too. Homosexual marriage tends to ‘heterosexualize’ homosexuals, giving them something that never belonged to their DNA: monogamy. And I see the proof resting on the fact that unfaithfulness is what in the Bible can get heterosexuals out of marriage, while faithfulness is what naturally homosexuals are claiming so they can be in. However, they’ll have their citizenship broadened and their fun tightened.
Dumb christians support homosexual marriage trying to look progressive while casting the oldest of institutions. If the point is fraternity with the revolution, why not go all the way and get rid of the whole thing? What about our non-married heterosexual brothers? Don’t they deserve the same love from the Church? If we’re into the affirming business let’s not deny the marriage happening when there’s none, in the prestidigitation mode so dear to people inside the cultural conversation.
Monogamy will look good for gays if it surfs on sentimentality. That’s what’s happening culturally. Maybe the ones who have more experience on monogamy (the heterosexuals) could do our homosexual friends a favor and tell them to keep pure from it. Carl Trueman gets it talking about “one of the supreme ironies of the contemporary politics of homosexuality. A movement originally built upon the idea of transgression, the breaking of taboos and the crossing of boundaries has become one of the most intolerant and conformist movements ever to emerge within liberal democratic societies.” Monogamist homosexuals are the worst kind of persecution over gays. Free them!