It used to be that when you talked about love, the most important words in the conversation were “I do.” Today, the phrase “Love is love” has emerged as the biggest talking point in the discussion. The left would have us to believe that if we reject the LGBT agenda, we are rejecting the very idea of love. As you might expect, the truth is far different from the leftist soundbites.
The “love is love” mantra relies on the presumption that all love should be able to lead to sex, marriage, children, and so on. However, no one honestly believes that all kinds of love should lead to those things. Different kinds of love call for different responses from society. The government is not in the business of designating who can love whom. They are in the business of designating legal units for the purpose of creating stable environments in which to raise children into responsible citizens.
A celebrity followed by millions of American children recently came out as bisexual by telling her fans that she has enough love in her heart for both boys and other girls. Like it or not, that’s the rhetoric the left is using now. Conservatives have to recognize it and be ready to respond. Support for traditional marriage as the only best option for men and women is not a condemnation of love. It certainly is not a position of hate. Support for traditional marriage is a recognition of the basic sociological fact that children do best when they have a mother and a father. The “love is love” rhetoric says nothing about the children who end up in the middle of messy divorce situations at a disproportionately high rate compared to those in heterosexual marriages.
When the purveyors of depravity hide behind the slogan “Love is love,” they spread the lie that love only boils down to who you are physically attracted to. That is not a healthy attitude to teach our children. Conservative parents must take it upon themselves to teach their children the complexities of healthy loving relationships. We can’t trust the culture to do it for us.