Gay Marriage, why it is moral for Christians to protect this interest

I know we have gone over this before, but given that some may not be clear on what is a critical issue I think it may be worth posting on this, since it has been the subject of lots of threadjacks.

Many here have pointed out that it is acceptable to ban gay marriage on moral grounds because all law is based on some morality.  I disagree.

I am a positivist as far as the law is concerned.  We arbitrarily make laws for all kinds of reasons.  Most of these involve giving some economic or political advantage to one group over another.  The law is a tool in the general competition in values. Its doesn’t have a lot to do with morality to favor the meat industry over the corn industry, for example.

However, morality and fairness come into play when we apply laws and infringe on critical human interests, and this is one of the bedrock moral foundations of American law.  Laws should be fair and just when they protect and disadvantage interests.  When it comes to critical human interests, privacy, expression, religion, liberty the law protects these against infringement by the majority.

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Brigham Young Meet Sigmund Freud

I promise this post has nothing to do with anybody’s mother.

I’ve heard that Sigmund Freud is generally respected in the field of Psychology for getting everyone started on the right path. But when it comes to his actual theories, no one is lining up to defend his thoughts. In fact they been largely abandoned. For the sake of argument grant me the argument. I fully acknowledge I know little about Psychology.

I wonder if this comparison holds up for Brigham Young in Mormonism? If anyone is ever quoting Brigham Young on the internet, you can be quite confident that they aren’t a true-believing-Mormon. I’d venture to guess that Mormons grow up hearing many stories of Brigham Young but very few of his teachings. All of his contributions to Mormon doctrine have been dropped and disowned but the journey he took Mormons on is respected and revered.

Am I right about this? Or am I about to get schooled in Psychology and Mormonism?