'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, November 23, 2004


The unrepentant leftist flags a Post article about the controversy surrounding the film Kinsey in which the director of the conservative Culture and Family Institute in Washington seems to imply that the right doesn't merely want to outlaw gay marriage but to rollback the sexual revolution, just as (I kid you not) Reagan rolled back communism: (from here)

Robert Knight, director of the conservative Culture and Family Institute in Washington, said evangelical Christian and Roman Catholic groups also want to bring to bear the political clout they demonstrated in the presidential election.

"Just as Reagan was not content to contain communism but announced a rollback, pro-family organizations are not content to protest the latest outrage anymore, but will seek legislation and will punish sponsors of lewd entertainment," he said.

Such statements ,the unrepentant leftist points out, resonate with previous statements made recently by mavens of the right regarding the evils of "cohabitation and casual divorce and deliberate childlessness":

"When you talk about protecting marriage, you need to talk about divorce," said Bryce Christensen, a Southern Utah University professor who writes frequently about family issues.

"If those initiatives are part of a broader effort to reaffirm lifetime fidelity in marriage, they're worthwhile," he said. "If they're isolated — if we don't address cohabitation and casual divorce and deliberate childlessness — then I think they're futile and will be brushed aside."

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