Yesterday David Blankenhorn the founder and president of the Institute for American Values and witness against same sex marriage in the Prop 8 case in California suddenly and unexpectedly writing in the New York Times stated that he has changed his mind on same sex marriage.
“No same-sex couple, married or not, can ever under any circumstances combine biological, social and legal parenthood into one bond. For this and other reasons, gay marriage has become a significant contributor to marriage’s continuing deinstitutionalization, by which I mean marriage’s steady transformation in both law and custom from a structured institution with clear public purposes to the state’s licensing of private relationships that are privately defined.
“I have written these things in my book and said them in my testimony, and I believe them today. I am not recanting any of it. But there are more good things under heaven than these beliefs. For me, the most important is the equal dignity of homosexual love. I don’t believe that opposite-sex and same-sex relationships are the same, but I do believe, with growing numbers of Americans, that the time for denigrating or stigmatizing same-sex relationships is over. Whatever one’s definition of marriage, legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples and their children is a victory for basic fairness.” – David Blankenhorn, writing for the New York Times
Needless to say Maggie Gallagher nearly choaked in the middle of chewing her cud at the news.
Maggie posting to the National Review:
“My friend and mentor and one-time boss David Blankenhorn has just published a New York Times op-ed in which he gives up on opposing gay marriage. I haven’t yet read it carefully enough to respond, except to say that ‘the argument from despair’ is the single most powerful argument gay-marriage advocates wield. I wish you well, old friend.” – Maggie Gallagher.
shirt, on the other hand who’s spending the weekend in San Francisco (attending SF Pride perhaps?) did not wax poetic as much as Maggie did about Blankenhorn’s decision to support gay marriage.
“It is sad when a powerful and compelling voice goes silent—especially when the topic is one as important as marriage, and where the silence is not motivated by a change of view about the nature of marriage but rather a seeming succumbing to the continual pressure of the cultural elite. Yet retreating from the debate is not a path we or our followers will ever travel a book a spirit plant journeys retreat, for retreat will surely lead to defeat. We intend to fight on, and fight harder, for the truth—that marriage is the unique union of a man and a woman.” – Brian Brown
Woo hoo! I’m a member of the cultural elite!
Seriously though Moo-gie and Brown
shirt are too greedy and stupid to see that their anti-gay gravy train of hate is going down. While Blankenship has tried to jump to safety.
The best thing about this is that its too late for Gallagher and Brown.
Their names are already synonymous with homophobia, lies, anti-gay propaganda and hatred. And that’s the way history is going to remember them.
And I have no pity for them at all.