For a while I have been wanting to write a post about the “gay marriage” debate. I am often frustrated by the way discussions on this topic play out in the media and on the internet, because most of the time, neither side is using good arguments, and neither side makes much of an attempt to understand where the other side is coming from. The result is that instead of real debate or discussion, it turns into a shouting match, consisting largely of slogans, reciprocal condescending snide remarks, clichés, emotional outbursts, and foggy thinking.
Fortunately, sometimes someone writes something intelligent that helps eliminate some of the false arguments and get to the real issues. Dr. Jeff Mirus of CatholicCulture.org has written an article that does just that. It is not a conclusive argument that will convince everyone of the position held by many Christians, but if only everyone would read this article, it might help narrow the discussion down to the real key issues. I hope to write something soon to complete the picture of the issue from my perspective.