Over in this post, I argue that gay marriage should be legal even though it is immoral. In making my argument, I point out that worshipping other gods is immoral, yet perfectly legal. In fact, it is one of our most cherished freedoms here in America.
In the comments of that post, William claims that homosexuality, being called an abomination in the Bible, is a special case even though he agrees with my argument in general. The reasoning is that abominations are so much more immoral than your standard sins that they require legislation to restrict them even if you think that morality should not be legislated.
Then of course Rocky brings up shrimp and then to keep the discussion about abominations from hijacking the entire thread, Jeremy writes an intriguing and surprising post about abominations (which I largely agree with but require further study before I can support it wholeheartedly).
However...there is still one main point about Abominations as they relate to Legislating Morality that still hasn't been brought up, thus necessitating yet another post. Here goes:
Regardless of what you think about shrimp's current status as an abomination or what you think about abominations being limited in time; regardless of the fact that it is homosexual sex, not homosexual marriage is what is called an abomination, which would then require William to outlaw homosexual activity; regardless of all of that, homosexual sex is called an abomination (Lev 18:22, 20:13).
And so is idolatry and worshipping other gods (Deut 7:25, 13:13-14).
Homosexuality has the same standing as abomination as worshipping other gods. The freedom to do the latter is a first amendment right. Immoral but legal. An abomination but legal. Not only legal, but that legality (more commonly referred to as a Freedom or Right) is Highly Cherished. By Christians. Frequently the same Christians who oppose the legality of gay marriage. Which is an abomination. Just like worshipping other gods.
Do I need to go on?