Columbia, SC — Drew Pridgen’s April 1 letter to the editor (“Marriage has been evolving”) exposes, inadvertently, I would guess, the true agenda of “progressives.” Were their agenda simply to legitimize gay marriage, they would, as Mr. Pridgen advises, simply provide that the government perform the marriages and leave the churches the option not to do so.
But to further weaken Christian values, with the ultimate object of eliminating those values, progressives insist that religious organizations also perform homosexual unions. Having already succeeded in destroying many Christian values with no-fault divorce, abortion on demand and flagrant use of contraceptives, they proudly point to these “victories” as examples of the irrelevance of Christian values to our “evolving” traditions.
Remember the slogan of the ’60s, “If it feels good, do it.” If progressives can reduce religion to full acceptance of that slogan, anything goes. It’s not debauchery, it’s evolvement.