By Michael J. Gerson
What happens to people and institutions that continue to embrace the traditional view of marriage — the one that President Barack Obama held when he was elected? This conviction has been declared an illegitimate basis for public policy. But will the state regard interactions with institutions that embody traditional views to be contaminating? How will grants to Catholic anti-poverty programs or to students attending evangelical colleges be affected?
For all the talk on the Left about Christians being intolerant, I could be wrong, but I think we’re all about to see just how bigoted many of the supporters of “same-sex marriage” are when it comes to followers of Christ who hold to the traditional understanding of marriage. I doubt they are in any mood to listen to the gentle persuasion of friends like Mike Gerson.