Regarding gay marriage, really a redefinition of marriage: the ideological lines in American religious communities are pretty much what you would expect. Orthodox Jews are overwhelmingly opposed, Conservative (not a political designation) and Reform Jews are mostly in favor. Seraphic Secret is not as familiar with the multiple and varied Christian communities but we assume the same dividing lines exist with the more liberal churches in favor and the more traditional churches opposed.
But we have not heard much from the usually outspoken American Muslim community. One would assume that pious Muslims would be quite vocal in their opposition for traditional Islam has a clear stance against homosexuality.
But this is not the case. In fact, I’ve seen several articles that set forth two lines of argument in favor of gay marriage:
1. Muslims should support gay marriage because the impulse against gay marriage is the same bigotry that forms Islamophobia.
2. Those who oppose gay marriage are members of the right wing, who are, by nature, Islamophobes. Thus Muslims should support American progressives.
Never mind that the only genuine Islamophobia that exists in the world is between Sunni and Shia, who regularly slaughter one another with a medieval blood lust. In America, Islamophobia is a political fantasy used by Muslims to designate themselves victims, thereby gaining social and political advantages. In fact, FBI statistics shows that crimes against Jews far outweigh crimes against Muslims.
The truth about Muslim silence and or support for gay marriage is quite simple: Once marriage between one man and one woman is nullified and same-sex marriage enters the legal lexicon, then sharia will find its way into America via polygamy.
If government sanctions marriage between same sex partners arguing that it’s a civil right then it will be impossible to legally hold that one man cannot marry two or three or eight women, a tradition which has legal and social precedent thousands of years old and which is still a norm in the Muslim world.
Traditionally, Islam has spread through wars of conquest. Convert or die. But in a postmodern era, in the sophisticated western world, Islam has craftily adapted to the cult of multiculturalism. The sword and beheadings are still the weapon of choice in the Middle East, but in America and Europe Islam extends its death grip through a wily combination of transnational terrorism, (never designated as Islamic terrorism by the chattering classes) intimidation—draw a cartoon of Mohammed and you die—plus an endless litany of grievances to thought crimes that do not exist.
And now the low-hanging fruit of gay marriage is within grasp. Sanctioning gay marriage will be the gateway drug for Islamic polygamy and from there it’s an open road to sharia in America which is slavery for the rest of us and the death of our democratic values.
Gay marriage sounds nice and tolerant, totally warm and fuzzy hugs, but this is first-stage thinking. This is where tolerance turns into cultural suicide. With any radical social change—and same sex marriage is as radical as it gets—responsible citizens must ask themselves: what will be the consequences of this change? What are the next stages for society?
Ironic Footnote: one of the first edicts of a sharia compliant America will be torture and death to homosexuals. Because that’s how sharia rolls.