Socially conservative radio host and
author Dennis Prager says gay marriage is understandable, he's only
concerned with the consequences.
The 62-year-old Prager made his remarks
during a CNN Reliable Sources segment on whether the media is
biased toward LGBT rights, in particular New York's recent passage of
a gay marriage law. Also appearing on the segment was John Aravosis,
founder of Americablog.com.
When asked by host Howard Kurtz whether
opponents of marriage equality are responsible for the fact that
their message is “not resonating as loudly in the press,” Prager
said he was sometimes “embarrassed” by gay marriage opponents.
“The problem is that it's an
extremely complex answer to a very simple statement,” Prager said.
“The heart tugs toward same-sex marriage. Anybody who has a heart
and knows any gay person understands the urge and the desire of
lesbians and gay men to have the right to marry. It's entirely
understandable. However, nobody is asking, including my side, well
some on my side, what are the consequences, and the consequences are
what worry me.”
Prager went on to suggest that gay
marriage harms children.
“When you will teach kids, for
example, about anything to do with marriage, if there is same-sex
marriage, you will not be allowed to assume that the little girl will
marry a boy when she grows up. So, you will have to say first, 'You
want to marry a boy or a girl?' If you teach about a king and a
queen, you'll have to teach about two kings and two queens. These
are the things that worry [me].” (The video is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)