During the gay marriage debate, I mentioned to a lawyer friend of mine that gay marriage would inevitably set up a church versus state conflict if a church refused to marry a gay couple — especially the Catholic Church, which counts marriage amongst its sacraments. My lawyer friend came back with what he thought was a brilliant riposte: “Well, abortion hasn’t created a church versus state conflict.” I reminded him, gently, that the church doesn’t perform abortions, it just advocates against them, but that it does in fact perform marriages. He looked perplexed. I didn’t press the point, believing that it was more useful for his thought process to marinate in the idea.
Will you be surprised to learn that the Anchoress has taken my narrow, shallowly expressed thought and delved into it much more deeply? No? I wasn’t surprised either. Please read what the Anchoress has to say on constant Progressive legislation that undermines religion’s reach in America and, if you feel so inclined, come back here and talk about it with me.