Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
"Traditional Marriage" TM - rites practiced in the white suburbs of America ever since the late forties or early fiftiesSo before the 40's and 50's I take it gay marriage, marriage to horses or inanimate objects was ok, correct?
No, but in America "traditional marriage" often has absolutely nothing to do with Sacramental Marriage, and so for all intents and purposes, there is really no difference, both gay and straight marriage in the American sense are equally heterodox. Only the Lutherans and Anglicans in the US have practised Sacramental Marriage, and we would debate even this. We Orthodox and Catholics then not be defending traditional American
marriage rather we should be promoting the vocation of The Divine Mystery of Holy Matrimony, and not really get caught up in the rest. For example, this Chick-fil-A company is nice for practising Christian values in the work-place, however, in all honesty, Mormon marriage is not Sacramental or recognized by the Church, so what are we applauding here exactly?