By David M. Drucker, The Washington Examiner.
Carmen Fowler LaBerge practically predicted the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.
Back in September, the religious liberty activist and leader of the Presbyterian Lay Committee said bluntly that social conservatives were losing the debate over marriage to advocates of government-sanctioned same-sex unions. On Monday, the Washington Examiner reconnected with Fowler LaBerge to get her thoughts on the Supreme Court ruling and what comes next for Americans unhappy with the outcome.
Her message to them: It’s going to get a whole lot worse, possibly for years, before it gets better. Fowler LaBerge, married to husband Jim LaBerge since 2011, lives near Nashville.
Examiner: You said when we last talked that your side was losing the debate. Are you surprised that, less than a year later, same sex marriage is the law of the land?
Fowler LaBerge: What surprises me is maybe not even the Supreme Court’s ruling but the level of social, political celebration, as if it was an overwhelming majority of the court. Seeing the White House used as a piece of propaganda as if this is now universally understood as our public policy, that is probably what surprises me the most, the willingness of huge sectors of the media and the population to be fully coopted by one side of the conversation.
Examiner: What did you think of the legal reasoning the majority used in reaching its decision?
Fowler LaBerge: The reasoning given now opens the possibility of those who are interested in polygamous or poly-amorous marriage. There is nothing in the decision that would now prevent the argument being made that polygamous or poly-amorous relationships ought not also be available to all citizens of the United States.