Overselling Old Ideas About Marriage: a Microcritique of Ryan T. Anderson

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Over at First Things, Mr. Anderson seems very concerned that the implications of the Obergefell decision means some florists and cake bakers, who previously purported to serve the public, no longer get to define that public on their own exclusionary terms.


But I believe the enthusiastic acceptance and embrace of the decades-old wedding industry did far more to destroy marriage than a weeks-old SCOTUS ruling.


There are churches on nearly every other block of real estate in Dallas, and how many of those congregations welcomed second and third weddings among their congregants?


And how many of those congregants were florists and cake bakers who profited off those subsequent marriages of their fellow congregants?


To blame all this on the Baal that dwellith inside the Beltway seems a bit much.