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So, What’s Really at Stake in the Gay Marriage Debate?

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This past week on Dr. Albert Mohler’s blog, he began a new series entitled, “So, What’s Really at Stake in the Gay Marriage Debate?”  From one of the weekly e-mails that I (Jesse Wisnewski) recieve via subscription, we read the following introductory remarks:

Human society is a complex reality, but certain constants have framed that reality for human beings. One of those constants has been the institution of marriage. The respected status of the heterosexual pairing, set apart for exclusive rights and respected for its functions for the society, is among the most important of those constants. Even where deviations from this pattern occur, they are of interest merely for the fact that they are deviations from this norm.


The legalization and normalization of same-sex marriage undermine that constant. What had been a clear picture now becomes confusing. Marriage had been universally understood to be heterosexual.  Now, it is something else. The picture is further confused by alienating the heterosexual breeding and parenting function from marriage.


In his latest blog, Dr. Albert Mohler says not only does marriage appear now to be what it never was before, the essential functions of marriage are up for grabs.

If you wouldl like to read the remainder of his first installment of the series then click here. For my own personal comments on the importance of the institution of marriage see Marriage: Its Foundational Importance.



Written by Jeremy Dys

October 20, 2008 at 4:29 pm

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  1. Either I am a raving, angry, lunatic activist who is insane enough to be UN-ashamed and UN-apologetic as I demand civil marriage equality – OR – I am a man who simply knows I deserve equality.

    I AM equal. I know it.

    Be adults. I cannot hold all of your hands as you grapple with your phobias, fears, and obsessions. We exist. Deal.

    Gay Tax Protest – until we are EQUAL.


    October 20, 2008 at 6:23 pm

  2. Dear John,

    Check-out a partial response to your comments here:

    Thanks for stopping by John. I hope that we can keep up the beginning of our conversation.

    Jesse Wisnewski


    October 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm

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