Feser also puts some other Lefty rhetori-tricks into perspective, and calls out the "Truce-er" politicians.
Among advocates of homosexual "marriage," one of the more popular statements from Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling overturning Proposition 8 is that the state is obligated to "treat its citizens equally, not to 'mandate its own moral code." In an interview with LifeSiteNews.com, however, writer and philosopher Dr. Edward Feser pointed out that Walker's ruling is not neutral and, in fact, imposes its own moral code...
Well, yes. Now we have "Walker's Commandments," which are at variance from the original Ten.
"According to natural law theory, marriage is a natural institution," he said. And so, he continued, according to natural law theory, a judge could no more decide that two men can marry each other "just by changing a legal definition" than a "judge could decide that cats by nature ought to have five legs."
In other words, people who believe that positive law (such as Walker's decision) can make homosex "marriage" a reality are deluded.
Yes, well. Going on:
...liberals pretend to promote governmental moral neutrality in other issues as well.
"Liberals like to say 'If you don't like abortion, don't have one.'" he said. "That's like saying 'If you don't like stealing, don't be a thief' or 'If you don't like rape, don't be a rapist.''"
"No one would say that that sort of attitude is neutral between thieves and non-thieves, or between rapists and non-rapists. And yet liberals believe, or pretend to believe, that their attitude to abortion is neutral."Feser has nothing but contempt for the "Truce-ers" (hello, Mitch Daniels)
"I doubt most of these 'pro-truce' conservatives really care about these issues anyway. The 'truce' talk is, I think, a polite way of telling social conservatives to shut up and stop embarrassing them around their liberal friends."
The more sophisticated Truce-ers are feeding pundits the latest meme--that 'the State should simply get out of the marriage business.'