July 25, 2016
Mr Draper basks in self-righteousness. He criticises Andrea Ledsom’s abhorrent views on gay marriage. But while it may be enshrined in legislation, ‘gay marriage’ is really an oxymoron. Those who have same-sex attraction deserve all the respect and same legal rights as heterosexual couples. In the UK, this is ensured by Civil Partnerships.
However, marriage is, and always was, a union between a man and a woman. It has been the foundation of society since time immemorial. Its purpose is to provide the best environment for the procreation and upbringing of children. Clearly this is something that same-sex couples cannot fulfil.
In Ancient Greece and Rome, homosexuality was idealised. In Rome, meaningful relationships were often between men, not between a man and his wife. However, marriage was always between a man and a woman.
Mr Draper criticises Ms Ledsom’s reference to the Bible. But this issue transcends religion. In Atheist Russia, China, North Korea, etc marriage is between a man and a woman and ‘same-sex marriages’ are unlikely ever to be accepted in those countries.
So the selfish wishes of a tiny minority of the world’s population have used political correctness to turn historical, rational – even biological reality – into a gross distortion of the real meaning of marriage. You can use legislation to require society to call an apple a sirloin steak, but it will always be an apple.