Dennis Prager (a friend of a family friend of sorts) writes a column that is as shockingly offensive as it is logically absurd, challening William F. Buckley’s “My Cold War” essay of a decade ago (fighting Murphy Brown = fighting Stalin) by arguing that homosexuals are like terrorists in that they want to decay Judaeo-Christian values:
America is engaged in two wars for the survival of its civilization. The war over same-sex marriage and the war against Islamic totalitarianism are actually two fronts in the same war — a war for the preservation of the unique American creation known as Judeo-Christian civilization.
One enemy is religious extremism. The other is secular extremism. One enemy is led from abroad. The other is directed from home.
The first war is against the Islamic attempt to crush whoever stands in the way of the spread of violent Islamic theocracies, such as al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Iranian mullahs and Hamas. The other war is against the secular nihilism that manifests itself in much of Western Europe, in parts of America such as San Francisco and in many of our universities.
The irony is that a federal marriage ammendment has no stronger backer than Usama Bin Laden or the mullahs Prager makes a killing fulminating against.