Excuse me, but many of the arguments in favor of faux marriage seem to be so much emotional piffle. Yesterday, my senator, Mark Kirk, announced that he now supports it, saying, “Life comes down to who you love and who loves you back — government has no place in the middle.” Really? Seems to me that government has been “in the middle” of our sexual relationships for a long time now. Has Mr. Kirk ever heard of laws against the marriage of close relatives, against polygamy, against incest, against rape, against the sexual exploitation of children? When “love” is the be all and end all, why shouldn’t these relationships be enshrined in law, too? Using Kirk’s sentimentality as the new standard, we open the door to all these things and more.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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