Gay Marketing/Gay Marriage: What Are The Real Numbers?

The Wall Street Journal, March 27 (“Nelson Lund: A Social Experiment Without Science Behind It”) pointed out “The claimed right to same-sex marriage is not in the Constitution or in the court’s precedents, so the court must decide whether to impose a new law making marriage into a new and different institution…” To pretend that there aren’t political motives at work are naïve, to say the least. This would not be the first time the Supreme Court has volunteered to assume the role of vigilante legislators, to fabricate a nationwide, legal precedent for something nowhere to be found in the Constitution; something that the majority of Americans would never vote for. Or ever get the chance to vote on. Or, having voted, had their vote overturned by a court that “knows better.”

Homosexuality has become a constant, publicized presence. Why? Heterosexuality isn’t. Every public source, from news media, to public school indoctrination, to the avalanche of Hollywood movies, television programming and even advertising is in morally outraged lock-step to prove that homosexuality is far more prevalent than it is.

Dr. Benjamin Carson recently had to suffer a demand that he be disinvited from commencement ceremonies at Johns Hopkins University. Why? Because he was asked for his opinion of gay marriage and he responded: “Marriage is between a man and a woman … It’s a well-established, fundamental pillar of society and no group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality — it doesn’t matter what they are, they don’t get to change the definition.” He was, at a minimum, technically correct. He wasn’t comparing homosexuals to other groups as a matter of moral equivalency; he was illustrating that once the definition of marriage is changed there is no way to prevent anyone who wants to marry anyone or anything, from doing so.

But the outcry of the politically correct student body, the deliberate misinterpretation of what Dr. Carson meant, was immediate. A view contrary to accepted dogma cannot, after all, be tolerated. But the truth is that manufactured outrage can’t prevent marriage’s deconstruction once marriage’s meaning is officially altered.

Tocqueville cautioned against “the tyranny of the majority.” But America is forever being persecuted by the tyranny of the minority. The gay marriage issue is an example. It is an unparalleled marketing success. But it isn’t an “evolution.” And the timing certainly isn’t coincidental.

Image: Sexologist Alfred Charles Kinsey; Proyecto Historiador 2; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

Marilyn Assenheim

About the author, Marilyn Assenheim: Marilyn Assenheim was born and raised in New York City. She spent a career in healthcare management although she probably should have been a casting director. Or a cowboy. A serious devotee of history and politics, Marilyn currently lives in the NYC metropolitan area. View all articles by Marilyn Assenheim

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