Steven Den Beste's entry about Transnational Progressivism and the mean green meme got me thinking about another item on the agenda of these folks: gay marriage. (I encourage everybody to go to Steven's entry and Read The Whole Thing (TM) even though it's long. I also assume that you've read the two other links above.)
Gay marriage is at its heart a mean green idea. From their perspective the force at work here is the evil WASPs (on which our country was build largely) oppressing homosexuals into a position where what seem to be similar relationships do not achieve equality of results with the WASPs blue meme of marriage.
To people who follow the mean green meme, blue memes that follow from a religion or other belief system are intolerant. Anything that you can believe that causes inequality of results for anybody is dangerous and needs to be eliminated. No wonder then that gay "rights" activists are firmly in this camp. They see themselves as not getting the same results as everybody else and therefore something must be wrong. Somebody apparently never told these people that the world ain't fair when they were growing up. Or at least not fair in the way they're espousing.
The trouble is that in order for any organization of people (let alone a civilization) to work there have to be grounding principles. Ideas that bind people together in common agreement. Everybody agrees that marriage is a good thing. Kids are best off in a relationship where they are raised by their mother and their father living together in a loving environment. We foster that arrangement by giving it certain advantages. By guaranteeing equality of results for gay marriage, we would be saying that their value is the same. Regardless of how hard they try to convince us that nothing has any more value than anything else we must resist them. We haven't made it through thousands of years of civilization that way, and it will eventually be our undoing if we do!
Essentially, what is being espoused is that all grounding principles of any group are wrong and therefore must be discarded. The problem is that this ideology will eventually rip the heart right out of our civilization because we need founding principles like marriage and the family.
These people will take us down the road of the Romans if we are not vigilant about adhereing to our principles. If you're not sure what yours are, then get some. Otherwise, they've already won!