The Maverick Philosopher has a superb blog post refuting the infertility argument that is often used in support of SSM. The essential argument goes like this: If infertile couples can get married, then so can homosexual couples because there is no relative difference. I just love how he wastes no time with emotional appeals or ad hominems but instead makes an excellent logical response. He is clearly a much more refined thinker than I am, that alone should earn him some respect even if you disagree with his position. He’s not even a Christian and he holds to the same principles as I do.
That’s one thing that annoys me about some of the people I have debated this issue on. With the exception of my friend Robert, they just cannot discuss this issue without putting you down as some “homophobe’ or without being high minded and incredibly dismissive. They have told me that they are glad that I am losing this battle in America or dismiss my reasoning as just “pseudo-rationalism” or some other nonsense. Honestly, it’s best not to debate issues with someone that you know is going to be that way. On the other hand, you can only hope that they can at least show some respect to thinkers like Maverick (or Bill).