Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse recently took a creative approach in her address to the Rhode Island legislature in their hearings on the redefinition of marriage. Instead of forthrightly pleading her case, she gave a list of predictions she has should they continue down the path of redefinition. There's quite a lot to ponder, including:
For those of you who are in it for the love, I have a few predictions for you too.
Many of us in the marriage movement are survivors of earlier phases of the Sexual Revolution. We found that it didn’t work for us, the hook-ups, divorce, single motherhood, marital infidelity, cohabitation, as well as the contraception and abortion that made it all appear to be possible. Only a few of us were wise enough to see from the beginning that this would end badly. And those who did see it, drew on the wisdom of the ancient Christian churches, churches that take a far longer view of things than most people do.
It would be astonishing if the steps you are contemplating tonight will work any better for you than the earlier stages did for us.
I predict that none of it will make you happy. Not redefining marriage. Not the attempts to smother sex differences and biological connections. Not the further suppression of churches, religious organizations, and faith-filled private citizens. If normalizing homosexual activity were going to make you happy, it would have done so long ago. You would not be so desperate today for affirmation from strangers.
And if any of you come to realize that the Sexual Revolution has been one empty promise after another, we will embrace you. We will welcome you to our ragtag ranks of refugees, defectors and displaced persons from the great social civil war of our time.
Read it all here.