Actually, not the whole idea. Not the same-sex part -- the marriage part.
And really, not even the marriage part -- the “marriage” part.
The word itself. It’s the word itself that kept getting in the way.
Let other people mount their soapboxes to rail against the supposed destruction of the social order. The rejection of biblical injunctions. The celebration of Satan and sinfulness.
Those were never his concerns. The social order, he understood, is always being upended. There are plenty of passages in the Bible that make today’s readers -- most of them, anyway -- cringe. And sinfulness? When it comes to sinfulness, he was quick to admit, heterosexuals take a back seat to no one.
(Or had we forgotten what goes on in some of those back seats?)