“[David Blankenhorn] suggests that my moral views oppress gays and lesbians. Even though in 2014 I’m powerless to give any legal force to my views.
“Even though my writing these words — homosexual conduct is sinful, and homosexual desires are objectively disordered — makes it very nearly impossible for me to be employed by a Fortune 500 company, become a professor at a major university, get appointed to government office, or in any way receive preferment in establishment institutions in America. Which suggests that gays and lesbians won’t stop feeling put upon until I’m silenced. Which I fear is the goal of those who formulated, promoted, and lobbied for ENDA.
“Creating the powerful legal machinery of civil rights to protect a successful, politically powerful minority from people like me? Is that what it means to be progressive today? Sadly, it is.”
R.R. Reno, “Letters”, First Things, March 2014, pp. 8-9.