Oddest of strategies to condemn homosexuals: Wendell Berry

The culture mostly ignores the Kentucky-based writer and poet Wendell Berry, despite his vast eloquence, save on two subjects. (Or so he claims.) Undeniably he is heard regarding his distaste for computers, and his compassion for gay people who want to marry. The latter he phrases memorably in an interview with the Associated Baptist Press: 

Wendell_berry“The oddest of the strategies to condemn and isolate homosexuals is to
propose that homosexual marriage is opposed to and a threat to
heterosexual marriage, as if the marriage market is about to be cornered
and monopolized by homosexuals,” Berry said. “If this is not industrial
capitalist paranoia, it at least follows the pattern of industrial
capitalist competitiveness. We must destroy the competition. If somebody
else wants what you’ve got, from money to marriage, you must not
hesitate to use the government – small of course – to keep them from
getting it.”

Image via Jason Gray
h/t: Rod Dreher 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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