Subversion, liberty, and ‘marriage equality’

Sep 13, 2017 by

by David Van Gend, MercatorNet:

Why did The Guardian reject this analysis of the consequences of legalising same-sex marriage?

Dr David van Gend, the spokesperson for the Coalition for Marriage, which is lobbying against same-sex marriage in Australia’s postal plebiscite, submitted this article to The Guardian for publication.

The editor of The Guardian’s Australian edition is Lenore Taylor. Although the strongly gay-friendly newspaper has insisted that it is open to contributions from the “No” side, Ms Taylor rejected Dr van Gend’s article. She said “I do not think this piece succeeds in providing evidence to support its arguments and assertions and I am therefore going to decline to publish it.”

Make up your own minds.

“Same-sex marriage is a breathtakingly subversive idea”, according to lesbian social historian E.J. Graff. Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen told the Sydney Writer’s Festival in 2012, “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there.” Likewise, Michelangelo Signorile urged the LGBT community “to fight for same-sex marriage and its benefits and then, once granted, redefine the institution of marriage completely, because the most subversive action lesbians and gay men can undertake … is to transform the notion of ‘family’ entirely.”

Beyond the LGBT community, feminists like Ellen Willis celebrate this subversion of patriarchal power: “Conferring the legitimacy of marriage on homosexual relations will introduce an implicit revolt against the institution into its very heart.”

Lying about marriage, redefining it completely, introducing an implicit revolt… These are not the words of easy-going citizens who just want to fit in with the established norms of marriage and family. These are the words of culture warriors intent on deconstructing the despised heteronormative institution and – to quote lesbian lawyer Paula Ettelbrick – “radically reordering society’s view of reality”.

In other words, this is a revolution. The completion of the 60s sexual revolution, but also the culmination of that century-long assault on marriage and family incited by Marx, inflamed by Marcuse and Millett and implemented today by out and proud Marxists like Roz Ward, founder of the “Safe Schools” gender fluidity programme.

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