Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bill Whittle talks sense on gay marriage

I run hot and cold with Bill Whittle. Sometimes, his rants strike me as being a little too theatrical, overblown, breathless, and over-the-top. At other times, his rants strike me as making perfect sense, and this is one of those times. His basic point, in this "Virtual President" video, is that government has no business at all saying anything about marriage (direct YouTube link here), gay or straight, and that any individual church called upon to marry a gay couple should have the right of consent or refusal as a matter of conscience—precisely what I believe. He goes on to say that he recognizes that this position will offend some people, but that we don't have the right not to be offended (Islamists and the PC crowd take note). Based on what I've seen from the feedback at my DOMA post, both liberal and conservative commenters seem to agree with this basic point: conscience matters, and the government has no say in any of this. That's good news: we all agree on something.


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