by Patrick Appel
Conor wrote yesterday about what Maggie Gallagher sees as the concrete consequences of marriage equality. He rightly questions her assumptions, but she also fails to state how this will all lead to the end of civilization, a fear she outlined elsewhere. Here's Gallagher a few months ago:
[In] the end--and this is not necessarily "optimistic" -I think civilizations that can't hang onto an idea as basic as to make a marriage you need a husband and a wife aren't going to make it in the long haul. So I'm not worried about the progressive myth that 200 years from now gay marriage will be the new world norm. I'm somewhat more worried about the kind of cultures around the world that might survive. It's not clear to me they'll have the virtues of American civilization for gay people or anyone else.
She still hasn't explained how teaching about gay marriage in public schools will lead to the end of western civilization. A reader writes:
I think it's interesting to note that Gallagher is perfectly content to argue against gay marriage with no facts or figures obtained from 'serious projects,' but when it comes time to put up or shut up in support of those arguments, it becomes a game of 'Gotcha.'