This was the refrain I constantly heard during the lead-up to the SCOTUS’s decision to undermine the bedrock of human civilization (marriage) for the convenience of sexual deviants (“deviant” is not a moral condemnation; it’s a statistical, biological and psychological fact). “Why do you care? It doesn’t affect you!” (The assumption by everyone who disagreed with my opinion that I was not a homosexual, tends to demonstrate my point about deviation).
First, I would point out that it does affect me. Because it gives legal standing to those who would sue Churches out of existence–or even sue private citizens–for not participating in a lie. This affects me.
Second, I would ask: when did this become the standard of action? I can only object to things which affect me personally? If I see a woman being attacked, you don’t think I should step in? I will and have. But let’s turn the tables: what about the money I earn, which is confiscated by the govenment and thrown away on social programs? Unlike the SCOTUS ruling, other people’s poverty really doesn’t affect me–it’s the government social programs which affect me. If I should not object to the redifinition of marriage because “it does not affect me”, then I should also not pay for social programs.