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EUROPEAN SOCIAL PHILOSPHERS AND ZOMBIE MARRIAGES

June 5, 2006

In his recent article, "Zombie Killers: A.K.A. Queering the Social," Stanley Kurtz shows that the intent of the leading far left social philosophers and academics in Europe and the United States who are pushing for the legalization of same-sex "marriage" truly is to radically transform and undermine the time-proven institution of true marriage.

Consider just some of what these "leading thinkers" are advocating:

  • Traditional marriage and the natural family are in reality "zombie categories," which may appear to be alive but are in reality dead.
  • "Marriage 'in the traditional sense' is disappearing. It is the gays who are the pioneers in this respect...the prime everyday experimenters."
  • The clear negative impact on children from this slide into "zombieism" is really good for them because it will actually equip them to better deal with the consequences of the "the normal chaos of love" in the brave new world of the "post-familial family."
  • In these circles, those who want to try to "recuperate the old values of family" are now considered "reactionary."

For many, these ideas and concepts may seem so radical, so misguided and so contrary to commonsense that no one could possibly take them seriously. But they are making a big mistake in assuming that, says Kurtz.

Certainly, we see these ideas and concepts circulating more widely at the United Nations and various international conferences. From there, they are increasingly filtering down to influence the debate on legalizing same-sex "marriage" and other related family issues in countries around the world, says Kurtz.

Source: Sharon Slater, "Same-sex 'Marriage' Advocates Really Do Intend to Undermine Marriage," United Families International, June 1, 2006; based upon: Stanley Kurtz, "Zombie Killers: A.K.A., 'Queering the Social,'" National Review Online, May 25, 2006.

 

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