Maggie on NRO

... thanks to NOM staff for blogging the National Review Online interview.  My own sense of the most important question I was asked and answered is the last one. Ideas have consequences. The idea that Genesis represents hatred is not only false, and wrong--it cuts America off from its roots in a new way:

LOPEZ: What are you most enthusiastic about regarding the marriage issue right now?

GALLAGHER: To me, it’s amazing, given the array of forces pushing for gay marriage and the weak response of most conservative politicians, that the American people have stubbornly dug in their heels on this question: Are two men in a union a marriage?

The answer is “no,” and people really do know it. Marriage is the union of husband and wife — for a reason. Creating a world where people are treated like haters or bigots for standing for marriage is irrational, and people know that, too. An America in which Genesis is akin to racism is an America that will be unrecognizable. Ideas have consequences, and this idea cuts us off from our roots and makes the future much harder.

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