On May 20, 2008, radio celebrity Dennis Prager, in an article posted on his website titled “California Decision Will Radically Change Society,” asserted that gay marriage is something even worse than the things described by Aldous Huxley in his distopian novel Brave New World. Here’s Prager’s exact quote:
We have entered something beyond Huxley’s ‘Brave New World.’
It should be recalled that Huxley’s novel is set 500 years into the future, and that the book opens by introducing an unequal, five-tiered cast society in which all children are bred artificially in “Hatcheries” and raised by a totalitarian World State.
No one in the novel has a family, and people are, en mass, abusers of a hallucinigenic drug called soma.
Further, the World State discourages most individuals from either being alone or reading.
The World State also mandates attendance and participation in caste segregated religious services known as “Solidarity Services.”
These are just some of the atrocious and nightmarish things that occur in Huxley’s novel. Is gay marriage really something worse, or “beyond,” anything in Brave New World?
- Is California’s recognition of civil gay marriage really worse than a totalitarian State incubating babies and setting them into a rigid caste system?
- Is gay marriage really worse than mass drug abuse?
- Are having some gay families in the world really worse than imagining a world in which there are no families at all?
- Is gay marriage really worse than a society that discourages solitude and reading?
- Is gay marriage really worse than State mandated and segregated religious attendance?
Really, Mr. Prager?