Saturday, November 22, 2003

David Brooks, Heretic!

The Religious Reich is gonna take away his secret decoder ring for this one. David Brooks comes out (sorry, poor choice of words) in favor of gay marriage.

The conservative course is not to banish gay people from making such commitments. It is to expect that they make such commitments. We shouldn’t just allow gay marriage. We should insist on gay marriage. We should regard it as scandalous that two people could claim to love each other and not want to sanctify their love with marriage and fidelity.

He’s making the same argument that the late Barry Goldwater made: true conservatives want to see people, regardless of orientation, in stable relationships.

Brooks can expect some nasty phone calls.