The double think is breath-taking sometimes! If we are going to spend eternity in hell because of the kind of sex we’ve had in life then surely the religious bigots who are consumed by thoughts about the practices of others will be first through the gates.
The economist is Douglas W. Allen, testifying in a case over the challenge to Michigan’s same-sex marriage (let’s call it homogamy) ban. Allen recently conducted a study claiming to show that children of gay and lesbian parents in Canada are less likely to succeed in school; a study that, in my expert opinion, is worthless.
The plaintiff’s lawyer asked, and Allen answered:
Q: Is it accurate that you believe the consequence of engaging in homosexual acts is a separation from God and eternal damnation? … In other words, they’re going to hell?
A: Without repentance, yes.
This is just a repetition of an exchange during Allen’s deposition for…
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