Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Abandonment of Reason

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Matthew J. Franck in his article Law, Feelings, and Religion at the Bar in Iowa says that "The Supreme Court of Iowa’s decision to redefine marriage abandons reason and replaces it with feelings as the standard of public consensus."

You can read the whole article here but here's a quote that stood out to me:

"Nothing in what passes for reasoning in Justice Cady’s opinion can stand against the next claimant—perhaps the polygamist—who presents himself as needing affirmation for his relationships. This is not a slippery slope we have before us. It is the sight of a levee breaking in a spring flood."

HT: Justin Taylor
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