It had to happen eventually.
Erick Erickson wrote a post titled “I Increasingly Find Conflict Between My Faith and Some Conservative Discourse“. Musing on this revelation of his after the cut.
Way back when the debate over gay marriage still happened in public fora, one of the arguments I gave was a variant of the “you’ll get sick of the pile of bodies before we will” argument. It seemed to me that, in the absence of a deity coming down and hammering out whether or not Unitarians could, in fact, hold lifepartnership ceremonies for two dudes, Christians only had the tools of the state to enforce the idea that these two dudes weren’t really married.
Which meant saying that gay couples couldn’t do this (when “real” married people could) or they couldn’t do that (when “real” married people could) over and over and over again.
It seemed to me that Christian folks, even ones who read Leviticus regularly, would eventually sicken of wielding power against perfectly nice, loving couples. Heck, for most of the stuff that Social Conservatives want, they more wanted to pass a law and, thus, change things to “the way they ought to be” rather than the whole pass a law and then pay people to start shooting other people and/or their pets. Put out a decree and people might mumble but they’ll follow the law (the way that the Social Conservatives do).
I was wondering when (if?) some major socon would do something like see the culture of enforcement and realize “this is not the way that things ought to be”.
There might be hope yet.