Thursday, February 08, 2007

The coming storm

Ryan Anderson just posted at First Things a very insightful, albeit depressing, review of the gay adoption situation in England and its station as a portent of things to come in the rest of the Western world. To paraphrase Fr. Neuhaus' prophetic statement, "Neuhaus' Law", what is immoral today will be made mandatory by law tomorrow. From the post:

This example from England shows that the debate over same-sex marriage affects much more than just who can get a marriage license. In a fascinating essay in the Weekly Standard, Maggie Gallagher warns of the coming political and legal train wreck. The stance that the government takes toward same-sex marriage will have implications not only for state marriage law but much else—including religious liberty. Legal moralists on the left won’t have it any other way.

Train wreck, indeed. Beware the light at the end of the tunnel...