The following letter appeared in yesterday’s Washington Times. I would link to it, but I can’t find it on their website (I got it from Nexis). Anyway, I thought folks around here would be interested to know that I’m a muddle brained liberal Frenchman:
In an online Commentary published Friday in The Washington Times ["Time to face facts, gays gain victory"], National Review writer Jonah Goldberg says that the homosexuals have all but won the culture war and that it is time for social conservatives to make the best of what they consider a bad situation.
Mr. Goldberg is, indeed, not a social conservative or any kind of conservative at all since [in my opinion] conservatism is associated with clear logical thinking. No clear-thinking person believes that the homosexual sexual ethic and that of the family-based society can peacefully coexist. The opposing presuppositions about sexuality, marriage, family and culture inherent in these world views are contradictory and mutually exclusive. One must prevail at the expense of the other.
Mr. Goldberg, therefore, is not a well-intentioned Neville Chamberlain seeking to placate the implacable. At best, he is one of the traitorous Vichy French, sympathetic to the conquering invader. At worst, he is Tokyo Rose, an enemy feigning friendship and sympathy to better undermine the morale of our troops.
Mr. Goldberg’s own banner is not the white flag of surrender, but the rainbow flag of multiculturalism. The homosexual movement has, indeed, made great gains in the recent past and expects even greater victories in the near future. Things look grim for the natural family in America.
Yet, capitulation to a new pan-social homosexual mind-set would be cultural suicide. The homosexual movement in a society is analogous to the AIDS virus in the human body: It is not benign but destructive; it thrives at the expense of the host, and you’re most likely to get it by saying yes to sodomy. The best way to avoid it is through abstinence until lifelong monogamous heterosexual marriage.
Mr. Goldberg wants us all to say yes to sodomy, much as the French said yes to Nazism and for the same unprincipled reason the desire to be on the winning side. I, for one, would rather go down fighting for what is right namely, the protection of the critically important unit on which our society, and all societies, are built the natural family.
Viva la resistance.
Pro-Family Law Center
Update: I now see Andrew Sullivan quotes the same letter this morning.