When I first discovered blogs, I was amazed and — to be frank — a bit intimidated by some of the biggest names out there. Foremost among them was Steven Den Beste, who always astonished me with his insights and abilities to draw connections and see the bigger picture, to complete the underlying patterns and trends.
He “retired” a few years ago, for health reasons, and has focused on Anime since. But he still occasionally writes political pieces, publishing them on various more-than-willing blogs. (If he ever feels like having something published here, I think we might be able to accomodate him.)
Well, he’s done it again. This time he’s taking on the topic of gay marriage, and I find it somewhat comforting that he and I see eye-to-eye on the topic: we both support it, but want it done properly, through the right channels, and not mandated by judicial fiat.
But Den Beste goes far further into why the manner in which it comes to be is so important, far better than I could have. Who would have thought that Al Gore is to blame for gay marriage being such a contentious issue today?
Well, I exaggerate. But not by much.
Go and see for yourself.