“For that reason, to pick up on my previous column, creating same-sex marriage – even if the dirty deed is done legislatively as in Vermont – will erode democracy. And not just because of the near-inevitability that the policies of a few liberal states will eventually be foisted on the nation via the courts and the coming demise of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Sexual license is already joining with other moral lapses – like lying to mortgage brokers – to produce social breakdown and economic disaster. Which in turn have opened the door wide for government to step in with misguided, heavy-handed and counterproductive strategies that rob freedom and reward the morally bankrupt at the expense of the principled and productive.”

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“It most certainly is not my intention to blame the epidemic of mass murders on the gay rights movement! It is my intention to point out that the success of the sexual revolution is inversely proportional to the decline in morality; and it is the decline of morality (and the faith that so often under girds it) that is the underlying cause of our modern day epidemic of mass murders.”