Comment: @Matt schutter,

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@Matt schutter,

You should read my post above. If you did, you miss the point completely. Government legislation is not adequate. A society left to a political ideology (and lacking in transcendent moral Truth) is doomed to failure. I agree with you that we cannot force people's consciences one way or another. But this does not dispense us as human beings from the moral obligation to protect human life from corrupt individuals and evil government practices.

Your sophistry is hardly convincing that Jesus is the equivalent of a modern 'individualist-libertarian.' That is absurd. Take his statement, which displays the contrary:

"Whoever causes one of these little children to stumble, it would be better for him to have a great stone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of things that cause sin! Such things must come, but woe to the one THROUGH whom they come!" (Mt. 18:6)

This is hardly the John Lockean/Rousseauian philosophy which has become 'libertarianism.' As a free man in the authentic sense, Jesus understood that 'human freedom' is not ultimate in and of itself. There is a Truth 'greater' than any individual that we must all be held accountable to. This Truth is intelligible and discernible under the signs of goodness and beauty. The deception that Jesus calls "sin", in contrast, is knowable under the signs of ugliness and vice.

It is a despicable thing, in my opinion, to lobby for something that is going to destroy the lives of countless children and desensitize the coming generations to what is true, good, and beautiful.

"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti