Is There an Agenda Behind the Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act? Some Say Yes
Some critics say there's more than just marriage equality behind the attempts to legalize same-sex marriage.
A recent article featured on the online blog Fellowship Of The Minds says attempts to legalize same-sex marriage are not just about equality, but an attempt to redefine, or even do away with, traditional marriage.
FOTM says the Supreme Court rulings Wednesday reflect a decades-old effort by progressives, liberals and even Communists to overturn marriage as we know it. They cite passages from the 1958 publication, The Naked Communist:
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
FOTM also pointed to the words of noted lesbian activist Masha Gessen who said:
"The push for gay marriage has less to do with the right to marry – it is about diminishing and eventually destroying the institution of marriage and redefining the traditional family."
This was reported last year by Glenn Beck's The Blaze. While NOT every supporter of same-sex marriage believes in this agenda, it is disturbing to hear an influential and powerful person behind the same-sex marriage movement make such a statement.
The Heritage Foundation earlier this year made a very interesting comment on same-sex marriage noting it is not "banned" in any of the 50 states. They said many businesses, some houses of worship and other institutions have chosen to recognize it. According to the foundation, the real issue was at that time, the pending Supreme Court decision which was handed down Wednesday:
"What’s at issue is whether the government will recognize such relationships as marriages—and then force every citizen and business to do so as well. At issue is whether policy will coerce and compel others to recognize and affirm same-sex relationships as marriages."
This has already been seen at the state level across the country, as numerous religious organizations and even churches have been sued under the guise of equality laws, and are being accused of discriminating against same-sex couples.