The Gay Rights War is Over and We Lost

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Monday, October 28, 2002

The Gay Rights War is Over and We Lost

Let’s be honest. The battle over so-called "gay rights" is over. Politicians, the media, and the medical and psychological professions – everyone is completely on board. It’s simply a matter of time –weeks, months, but not more than a few years-- before homosexual "marriage" and child adoption are made completely legal.

New York Republican Governor George Pataki has pushed his state senate to pass gay rights legislation in December. Interested commentators believe this will help the governor with the now-important homosexual vote in the election next month. And, after all, votes are what it’s all about. Not principle. Not right and wrong. Most politicians will mortgage their mothers if it means votes to keep them in office.

Gone are the days when one could have a real debate over issues and policies. It’s all about getting votes. Issues of what’s right and what’s wrong, and what constitutes moral and immoral, no longer matter.

When Republicans – the "family values" party – start signing off on this stuff, you know the war is officially over.

However, the battle for the hearts and souls of troubled homosexuals is not over. Many are still being converted. But the hard core gay rights activists have won.

Now it’s on to the next depravity.

I‘m Cal Thomas in Washington.

The Gay Rights War is Over and We Lost