Perhaps, the editors of Newsweek and Time really don’t want to see state recognition of same-sex marriage. Given that fact that each magazine has now promoted a man who wears his contempt for Christianity on his sleeve, it seems their editors are little interested in changing the minds of the overwhelming majority of Americans who profess that faith.
Or maybe said editors are oblivious (or indifferent) to the faithful and believe that most people have a worldview similar to their own — only they just need be made aware of it. Reader Peter Hughes alerted me to a post on Newsbusters analyzing Dan Savage’s Time magazine interview:
In this week’s issue, Time magazine followed Newsweek in honoring gay sex columnist Dan Savage and offering him space to trash conservatives. The liberal media sets Savage up as an anti-bullying activist, then lets him push conservative faces in the dirt. In December Newsweek printed him saying “F— John McCain” and asserting Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was clearly a “c—sucker.”
Why does this fellow have to be so nasty so often? Maybe he’s having a perpetual bad day? When asked what advice he could “give readers of TIME“, this gay marriage advocate chose to express contempt for monogamy:
We talk about love in a way that’s very unrealistic: “If you’re in love, you’re not going to want to have sex with anyone else but that person.” That’s not true. We need to acknowledge that truth so that people don’t have to spend 40 years of marriage lying to and policing each other.
There is no doubt that monogamy is indeed a challenge, particularly for men. But, it does yield rewards in terms of a deeper emotional connection and greater intimacy. If someone wants to shack up with another and have other sexual encounters on the side, he should be allowed that choice, but such a relationship is not marriage.
Savage may well be right that someone in love will indeed want to have sex with others, but many in love while desiring such physical intimacy just know that acting on that desire will compromise the relationship. All that said, why is it that Mr. Savage can’t express his advocacy for open relationships without trashing conservatives or Christians?