We all knew this would happen:
“Wealthy gay dad, Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, says he and his civil partner Tony will go to court to force churches to host gay weddings. He told the Essex Chronicle that he will take legal action because “I am still not getting what I want.” A Government Bill legalising gay marriage passed Parliament recently but it included measures to protect churches from being forced to perform same-sex weddings. Mr Drewitt-Barlow said: “The only way forward for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the church… It is a shame that we are forced to take Christians into a court to get them to recognise us.’ He added: ‘It upsets me because I want it so much – a big lavish ceremony, the whole works, I just don’t think it is going to happen straight away.’”
The legal landscape in Britain is different because there the Anglican Church is more or less as state-owned as the Post Office. But we all know it will happen here as well, First Amendment notwithstanding. It is already starting.
What a strange legal culture we have in America. On campus after campus we have African American Student Unions and Hispanics who exclude whites, yet a White Student Union is a hate crime. And every major city has “gay bars” often where one can “hook up” or whatever on the premises.
Can I sue a vegetarian restaurant for refusing to serve me a hamburger?
Are women’s exercise groups discriminatory?
There are a couple of reasons why the pushers of same sex (so-called) “marriage” wish to end a voluntary society in favor of their forced “openness.”
First, even though the US treats Christian churches as “private religious organizations,” they know in their hearts that they are lying to themselves. Churches are embassies of the true king of the universe, Jesus of Nazareth, who judges all nations. Attacking the Church is an end in itself to self-conscious unbelievers, and same sex “marriage” is just an excuse to do so. By definition, a post-Christian nation if filled with more resentful, self-aware, anti-theists. This is their driving mission in life.
The second reason they need to end freedom is that they know society has naturally preserved some form of heterosexual marriage (not all of which were worth preserving). This is what is very different than, say, US Southern apartheid. While there were disgusting racist impulses in all American society, the South only preserved them and legitimized them by the State interfering in society. Jim Crow laws prove that, over time, whites and blacks were going to start interacting with each other, mutually benefiting one another, and both prospering one another. You don’t pass a law to prevent things that you don’t expect people to do otherwise. To prevent the market from marginalizing race barriers, the state passed and enforced laws to keep African Americans down and segregated. Municipalities forced bus lines who, no matter how racist, knew better than to mistreat their paying customers, to make their minority customers give up seats to Whites. The totalitarian evil that is public schooling reinforced this social pathology and prevented the market from healing it.
But same sex “marriage” is the opposite of a social institution. It is a politically imposed farce. Thus it will rely on coercion and violence (in other words, on politics, regulation, and legislation) forever.