The fight for gay marriage is, in reality, a fight for all of our rights. Without it, we will turn back the sexual revolution and return to an earlier, puritanical time. Today, in every instance of sexual rights falling under attack, you’ll find legislation forced into place by people who practice discrimination disguised as religious freedom. Their goal is to dehumanize everyone’s sexuality and reduce us to using sex for the sole purpose of perpetuating our species.As a commenter over at Ann Althouse's blog points out:
Hugh Hefner railing against the dehumanization of sexuality? Isn't that like the Soviets complaining about treaty violations, or Todd Akin lecturing folks on interview preparation?There is a lot that feminists got wrong, but when they described pornography as "objectifying women," there was no better example than Playboy--until Penthouse and Hustler came along.
I am also a bit amazed that Hefner thinks that there is some danger of "return to an earlier, puritanical time." I am old enough to remember a time when an elementary school child with detailed knowledge of the mechanics of sexual intercourse was assumed to have been sexually abused. Today, it just means there is no filtering on the home Internet connection.
What is especially annoying is that Hefner argues that religious freedom is simply a disguise for discrimination--with no awareness that antidiscrimination laws are now being used (as in the case about to go to the New Mexico Supreme Court) as a method for punishing religious dissent.