Friday, January 21, 2011

The Helen Lovejoy Argument

“Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children!”

David Novak - No right to marriage for same-sex couples

David Novak is an example of an interesting, but sadly not uncommon, subtype of those opposed to gay marriage. He is a very religious man - a Professor of Religion, amongst other things - and he is entirely opposed to gay marriage, but puts forward his arguments on ostensibly unreligious grounds. As tends to be the case with such people, though, his otherwise logic-based arguments are built on the sands of prejudice.