MBCC Blog: THOUGHTS FROM THE PEWS: Ban the Catholic Eucharist by Ryan Roser
Satire can cut deeper than any logic.
We good Protestants should join together and ask the State of California to eliminate the right of Catholics to take Eucharist, for when those people are able to join together in communion it devalues and debases our traditional, wholesome, Hawaiian-bread-and-Concord-grape-juice Protestant Eucharist. Now, we won't ban Catholicism, of course. We tolerate Catholics. They can keep dressing in their gaudy outfits, and have their all male hangouts, and believe whatever they want, but let's not let them continue to corrupt our Eucharist. What do you say? Obviously, the argument is absurd and offensive, yet in this past election many intelligent, well-intentioned Christians used this same argument to eliminate the right of homosexuals to marry.
Suggesting that gay marriage reduces the value of "traditional" marriage is as reasonable as supposing that allowing Catholics to take communion somehow diminishes the value of the Presbyterian Eucharist, or that allowing a Muslim to believe in and worship Allah will reduce the value of a Christian's belief and worship of Jesus. Prop 8 does not defend traditional marriage. It does not defend anything. It is an attack. With Prop 8, California has declared that, while a minority group can believe what it wants, its ability to act in no extraordinary way on its own beliefs is subject to regulation by the majority, even the slimmest 50% 1 majority.