Lopez: What is the future of protecting traditional marriage? Why does it matter?
Gallagher: Look, the most urgent goal is find creative new responses to the challenge we face, not only to protect marriage in law, but in culture and society.
The “traditional” understanding of marriage is not optional for a civilization. Either you channel eros into a social institution that is pro-creation — or it becomes anti-creation, anti-civilization, anti-life.
Gay people are children of God and each one matters. But they are also about 2 percent of the population, while a new Gallup poll shows Americans on average think they are 25 percent of the population.
That’s cultural power.
This is a top-down, very powerful, culture-creating movement, grounded in the fantasy they can change basic human realities like marriage or human life without any long-term consequences.
But “they” can only do this if we let them. Will we? That’s the question we have to ask — and answer — ourselves.