|"This is the beginning of|
a unique institution. Get in
the cave, b----h!"
Marriage . . . is a unique institution in human history that has shaped civilization before written history.Other than that unquestionable Source of Sources (the Hebrew Bible), exactly how do we know that marriage was shaping civilization before people started writing?
The archaeological find of the millenium? Eve's wedding ring?
As for the incredibly ethnocentric statement that marriage is a "unique institution," somebody really needs to do some research (even throughout the Judeo-Christian tradition) to discover that the history of marriage includes some rather wide variations, and has almost always existed for economic rather than "spiritual" purposes.
In fact, the Western definition of marriage is among the most restrictive in history.
But, hey, don't let actual history get in the way of a good diatribe on history as evangelical Christians would like it to have been.
So this primary season think about the candidates who see marriage equality as a constitutional right, and don't think that a particular view of the King James Bible should rule a secular society.