By Burney Johnson
Special to The Globe
DIAMOND, Mo. —
What is marriage? It is a union of the two sexes.
What about the term “traditional marriage”? That’s a redundancy. All marriages are traditional.
What about the term “homosexual marriage”? That’s an oxymoron, two words contradicting each other.
Calling a homosexual arrangement a marriage and then speaking of traditional marriage as distinguished from homosexual marriage is like calling a dog a cat and then speaking of a traditional cat as distinguished from a canine cat.
Calling a thing by a different name does not change the nature of that thing. A government may be so arrogant as to rewrite the dictionary, but it can never be so powerful as to repeal the law of nature.