(The American Culture) -- I think George Orwell might be surprised to find that the dystopian future he envisioned in his classic novel 1984 didn’t come with a totalitarian Soviet boot stamped on a face in 2013. Rather it seems to be coming in the name of equality and tolerance. The love that dare not speak its name has become the love that will not shut up, and now the love that demands universal affirmation, or else.
The passion of the secular left (but I repeat myself) to redefine marriage has always been about one thing, and it ain’t “equality.” It is about demonizing traditional Christian morality, full stop. Even though it is based on an assumption that is unprovable, that homosexuality is genetically equal to race, that doesn’t stop the zealots from screaming “bigots!” anytime they are challenged. They don’t do nuance.
The inimitable Mark Steyn, he who embraces the politically incorrect as well as anyone, writes in a recent piece about how the word “homosexual” has now become a sure indicator of thoughtcrime, thanks to the doyenne of female pundits Maureen Dowd. Actually Ms. Dowd quotes a friend of hers Max Mutchnick, creator ofWill & Grace speaking of the recent Supreme Court hearing about redefining marriage:
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