Liberals love them some gay marriage, but hate them some Mormons, so this ought to be one for the ages.
Quoting William Jacobson quoting Martha Nussbaum, on legalizing gay marriage:
Polygamy would have to be permitted
Martha Nussbaum, btw, is one of the big legal brains behind the gay marriage push.
You know, the more I read the Dark Enlightenment sites, the more their view makes sense to me. What is modern liberalism but r-selection run amok? In order to temporarily sate their virtue jones, the gay marriage folks have permanently empowered the most “fundamentalist” of all fundamentalist groups.
On the doctrines of the Latter-Day Saints, I have no opinion. But demographics don’t lie. Mormons will outlive you. They will outbreed you. And while liberals flit from cause to cause like the scatterbrained butterflies they are, Mormons don’t quit. Liberalism is quite literally an addiction. Mormonism is a way of life. And, on average, they’re better educated, more prosperous, way whiter, and way, way, waaaay more organized than any other demographic group in America.
If I got my knickers in a twist over the impending theocracy the way liberals always claim to, I’d look to Salt Lake City long before I’d worry about Rome (Italy or Georgia).
At bottom, I really don’t think liberals are anti-religion (because really, who’s more dogmatic than a liberal? Torquemada ain’t got shit on your average MSNBC viewer). Nor do I think they’re anti-Christian, though of course they think they are (and will quite happily tell you so after a drink or three. Go ahead, ask ’em; company “holiday parties” are always a good venue). Christian-bashing is just a socially safe way to get a quick virtue fix. Being flighty little r-selected bunnies, they don’t really comprehend the organized part of “organized religion;” commitment to a set of fixed values just isn’t in their wiring. Having gotten their bump from the gay marriage thing, they’ll flutter on over to the next great social justice crusade, forgetting all about both gays and polygamists.
When they remember — some nice, clean-scrubbed young men knocking at the door with a few pamphlets — it’s going to come as a biiiiiig shock. And then they’ll get to see just how much fun it is to have an antithetical set of values browbeaten into you from all sides. Hope I’m around to see it. Hell, I’d go Mormon just to hasten the day.Loading Likes...