Contra George Will: Imposing Homosexual Marriage Not Libertarian

George Will defended CPAC this Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” but when he did so he decided to slip in propaganda for the Liberal totalitarian pansexual makeover. While I appreciated Will’s stand in such a horrible setting (his fellow guests were just ugly and arrogant), and I even concede some of his demographic claims, I still can’t let this one go by. Will said,

“What I did see at CPAC was the rise of the libertarian strand of Republicanism, which has an affected foreign policy that is a pullback from nation-building and other ambitions aboard that they never countenance from government at home, and a sense of ‘live and let live’ with subjects such as decriminalization of certain drugs and gay marriage.”

And, then in response to Republican Senator Rob Portman’s flip-flop to favor same sex marriage,

“He will not be the last, because the demographic tide here is large, powerful and [in]exorable. As I said on this program before, opposition to gay marriage is literally dying. It’s an older demographic.”

But while Will may be right about the demographic, the fact remains that imposing homosexual “marriage” on the population isn’t libertarian but is exactly the kind of nation-building at home that Will says conservatives are beginning to reject abroad. When we go into a foreign population and attempt to force our values at gunpoint, it virtually never works and also involves inflicting harm that may be as great as the evil that we say we are trying to end. Pushing “women’s rights” in Iraq, for example, is not Libertarian, even if the goal is for them to have a society that is more Libertarian.

The Libertarian position on marriage is simply not to acknowledge it. Sex is considered a victimless crime. To legalize “gay marriage” as it is called, is to force an affirmation of same-sex relationships on the populace. As we are already seeing, it involves bringing the government into businesses and eventually churches to punish the Orwellian “thought crime” of believing marriage is for a man and a woman. If you are a Christian who makes a living as a wedding photographer or a Christian school that teaches that marriage is for a monogamous other-sex pair, you are subject to legal penalties and persecution.

The Libertarian view on homosexuality, against the traditional and Christian practice from before, has already been accomplished: the repeal of anti-sodomy laws. Even though I’m not a libertarian, I have thought that the repeal of such laws was probably a good thing in our time. I see anti-sodomy laws as helpful in a Christian culture but more harm that good in a post-Christian, pluralistic culture.

But that is not enough for the people whom George Will claims to be speaking about. Rather than live and let live, everyone else has to be forced to give credence to same-sex “marriage” and same sex parenting. Claiming that either the father or the mother is extraneous to healthy child development isn’t even argued, it is simply assumed on the basis that two people of the same sex want to play house together. It is the end of tolerance. All Christian beliefs about marriage have to be driven from society—which means Christianity itself has to be outlawed. Despite all the Judases pretending Christ was in favor of this garbage, anyone who knows their Bible knows that this is the opposite of a libertarian society of freedom.

You would think the fact that Ron Paul signed onto the Defense of Marriage Act might indicate to Will that he is contradicting himself in his claims about “libertarianism” in the Republican Party. But frankly, I suspect Will is quite aware of the issues but thinks it is better to sound cool than actually reason from premises.

Claiming that “homosexual marriage” is the Libertarian position is akin to claiming that the libertarian position on drug decriminalization is to require everyone to personally approve of the recreational use of heroine and punish people for not wanting to do business with crackheads.