Seamas O Dalaigh wrote:
With respect, I think the analogy a bad one. It relies on a physical impossibility rather than a logical one. A better analogy would be that legislating for same sex "marriage" is like legislating for four-sided "triangles".
Now, on perhaps a pedantic point, "legalising" is not the word. It suggests that same sex "marriage" is at present a crime and that there are those who wish to change that. (Think of cannabis.) That is not the case. Same sex "marriage" is not provided for in law and is not legally recognised. The position is, again, closer to four-sided "triangles" than cannabis.
Taken together, your two arguments actually support the Bishop's statement -no respect necessary.
Since same sex marriage until recently has never been illegal and never happened and as such, by all measures and all intents it has been a physical impossibility -then those who now seek to legalize it are in essence not removing a criminal sanction but rather attempting to create into existence that which is an impossibility and and as well imposing a criminal sanction upon those who oppose the delusional exercise that seeks to legalize the impossible.