- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 19, 2008

People can argue all the window dressing of love and examples of romantic longevity that they want (“California weds first same-sex couple,” Page 1, Tuesday). What no one is addressing yet is the mind-set behind the case for gay marriage and why it should be resisted.

How is it possible for anyone to approach traditional marriage, the blessed union between a man and a woman and the parent of us all, as being a homophobic ceremony? How is it possible for anyone to be offended by it and to detach himself from this union to the extent that homosexuals do today? What manner of selfishness will be unleashed upon society if we pander to this ridiculous argument?

Culture is not defined by a tiny number of individual success stories but by exalting a greater good. That is what America has lost everywhere you look in the country. The shocking narcissism that exists, which gay marriage will come to symbolize and cement in the American psyche, will only prevent this country from ever finding a unified social conscience again.

When lifestyle can stand separate from society, what civilization is there?

NEIL PRICE



London

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