Bill McGurn, The Wall Street Journal
Perhaps the greatest challenge facing those who grasp the sexual, legal, and moral coherence that comes together in traditional marriage is how to communicate this message to others. The simple answer is, first, that ultimately we do not persuade people by argument, or at least by argument alone, though we well may lose people by argument. The reason will be familiar to anyone who has ever tried to make the case, for the case depends on basic assumptions about men, women, and human sexuality that today not only are unaccepted by our culture — especially our culture on campus — but are seen as menacing to health and happiness. Turning this around is the work of a generation, not the outcome of an argument. In this talk, Bill McGurn notes what these assumptions are and suggests ways to address them that open minds instead of closing hearts.