They finally did it: New York legislature passes “gay rights” bill. The Republicans had been keeping the bill bottled up in committee, but brought it to the floor as a political pay-off to a homosexual organization that had endorsed the Republican governor for re-election. It passed the Assembly and Senate by solid-to-overwhelming margins.
There are a thousand explanations why this sort of thing happens. One difficulty in opposing the advance of “gay rights” is that many opponents have had difficulty articulating the reasons for their opposition. I’ve made some suggestions on that point here at
Turnabout. A point I don’t think I’ve covered is the relationship between Christianity and homosexuality, an issue that is almost never articulated well.
The Christian attitude toward homosexuality isn’t a matter of Bible passages that happen to be there for some unknown reason. It’s integral to the faith. The Incarnation—God made flesh—requires that flesh be able to express deity in a way recognizable to us. For that to be possible the human body must have meaning and purpose that we recognize rather than create. Otherwise flesh could express only our own arbitrary interpretations. The “progressive” view of sexuality, that it’s a free human construction, is at odds with the kind of meaningful physical world that is necessary for the Incarnation to make sense. Sexuality is central to the expressiveness of the human body, and if it had no meaning or purpose apart from our choice it’s hard to see how the human body could. The modern view of material existence as raw material to be used for whatever purposes we happen to have makes it impossible for material reality to express anything outside our own intentions. As a manifestation of that view, “gay liberation” is at odds with the doctrine of the Incarnation.