Deacon Keith Fournier of Catholic Online makes a strange argument against marriage equality:
Some maintain that same sex attraction is a genetic predisposition. This is disputed. Even if it were the case, that does not give homosexual activity any more of a claim to being given a special civil rights status. Should we really give disordered appetites civil rights status under the law? Let’s consider an absurd example. I have struggled most of my life with fighting obesity. I am on the “winning end” lately, but just give me another Holiday! A very good argument can be made that obesity also has a genetic predisposition. However, I will fight it my whole life because it is unhealthy. It is a disordered appetite. Should we as a Nation decide that fat people have a civil right to be fat? Should those who insist that they resist that “genetic predisposition” to overeat be called Fata-phobic?
But people do generally have the right to be fat. They can get married, however heavy. And the equation of the deep personal human need for love and family with a desire to eat much more than is healthy is a sign that Fournier does not, alas, understand the phenomenon he is proscribing.
(Hat tip: Pam Spaulding)
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