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<blockquote>Progressive overreach has vindicated every conservatives’ worst fears about the effects of enshrining gay marriage into constitutional law (including, I hasten to add, my own). But the aggression and the counterreaction have left in its terrible wake a wide swath of individuals whose need for pastoral support has been subordinated to the public displays of little-orthodoxies of both the progressive and conservative variety. You probably cannot fight a war without innocent people being swept up into its destruction—and you probably cannot fight a culture war without the same thing happening.</blockquote>
 
<blockquote>Progressive overreach has vindicated every conservatives’ worst fears about the effects of enshrining gay marriage into constitutional law (including, I hasten to add, my own). But the aggression and the counterreaction have left in its terrible wake a wide swath of individuals whose need for pastoral support has been subordinated to the public displays of little-orthodoxies of both the progressive and conservative variety. You probably cannot fight a war without innocent people being swept up into its destruction—and you probably cannot fight a culture war without the same thing happening.</blockquote>
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[[Category:Shannon Price Minter]][[Category:Homosexuality]][[Category:Culture wars]]
 
[[Category:Shannon Price Minter]][[Category:Homosexuality]][[Category:Culture wars]]

Latest revision as of 14:52, 7 June 2019

But the more interesting and surprising turn is the way Minter critiques his own community for similarly failing to care for such young people. As he notes, the LGBT movement has “nothing to say” to a young man or his family who might want to remain within their religious communities. “If one were to survey the entire LGBT movement, with all its organizations and resources, to identify the education, information, or services provided to conservative families raising LGBT children, the answer would be almost none.” Instead, the LGBT movement has offered a single narrative to such young people: self-exile. The premise, Minter argues, behind Dan Savage’s ‘It Gets Better’ campaign is that it gets better when you leave—your home, your family, your town.

- Matthew Lee Anderson summarizing Shannon Price Minter's contribution to Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground

Anderson, later:

Progressive overreach has vindicated every conservatives’ worst fears about the effects of enshrining gay marriage into constitutional law (including, I hasten to add, my own). But the aggression and the counterreaction have left in its terrible wake a wide swath of individuals whose need for pastoral support has been subordinated to the public displays of little-orthodoxies of both the progressive and conservative variety. You probably cannot fight a war without innocent people being swept up into its destruction—and you probably cannot fight a culture war without the same thing happening.

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