A few weeks ago, Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, came to Michigan for the annual gathering of the American Decency Association. Naturally, he came armed with dystopic predictions of the terrible damage same-sex marriage will do to the world.
Changing the definition of marriage is like trying to do away with gravity, Staver said. “It doesn’t matter how many opinions or how many votes you have for that, you can’t change God’s natural created order.”
“We’ve never been in this situation before,” he warned. “We will not be able to escape the coercive nature of this issue. It is cataclysmic in its change effect. It is, I believe, ultimately the beginning of the end of Western Civilization if we adopt this as a country.”
The end of Western civilization! You know what will happen if we allow gay people to get married? Virtually nothing. A few hundred thousand gay people will get married. Their kids will have more financial stability and legal protections. And that’s about it. The world isn’t going to come to an end, God isn’t going to punish us for it and dogs and cats will not begin living together. And all these predictions of impending doom are gonna look pretty silly.