July 6, 2015
On June 26th, 2015, the Supreme Court announced its big decision, making same-sex “marriage” the law of the entire country. (See previous article here for background.) Just a few decades ago, this would have seemed unbelievable. Having men marry men, and women marry women? It would have sounded insane.
It is insane, but the past few decades have seen a major propaganda campaign waged by a handful of activists, on behalf of a fraction of the population. And they’ve been successful.
Brainwashing by the media, big business and the academic world have changed the minds of millions of people, including some of your children.
It’s not that they were really convinced by logical arguments. At no time was there any serious national discussion over the pros and cons of gay marriage or the gay lifestyle. No, it was accomplished through emotional arguments, by presenting homosexuals as victims and those who disagree as persecutors. And it worked.
There has been a homosexual subculture for a long time. But in the old days, way back in the 1950s for example, society had an unspoken agreement with homosexuals – keep it in the closet and don’t scandalize everybody, and we’ll leave you alone. And that’s how it worked.
Now, however, if you don’t publicly support and celebrate homosexuality and gay marriage, you may be in trouble. If you don’t go along with it, your job and livelihood may be in jeopardy. Look at the cases of bakers, florists, photographers and other providers of wedding services. Those who object to gay marriage are sought out and targeted, then bullied and fined for not joining in. And this is very deliberate. The goal is the transformation of marriage and society.
Same-sex marriage is definitely a legal innovation, and it’s going to affect all of us. Marriage, the raising of children, inheritance, property law, and divorce are all regulated by law. So then will gay marriage. How is all this going to work out? Nobody knows, as it’s just beginning.
From a Christian standpoint, homosexual marriage is totally unjustifiable. The Bible presents homosexual behavior as sinful. Same-sex marriage is not part of the divine design for the family. And that’s been the Christian consensus for 2000 years, in all branches of Christendom.
Nor does same-sex marriage fit into our civilizational heritage as an Anglo-Saxon and Western culture. Our English legal system did not justify homosexual acts, and didn’t even consider the possibility of “gay marriage.” Even in pagan European times, thousands of years ago, the standard of marriage was one man/one woman marriage, with even polygamy not widely practiced.
As far as our legal tradition under the U.S. Constitution, there is no way the drafters of the Constitution had any sort of intention to smuggle gay marriage into the document. Nor was it intended in the Bill of Rights or any succeeding amendments, including the 14th Amendment of 1868, which the Supreme Court used and abused to declare gay marriage the law of the land.
The Supreme Court itself has become much too powerful. Constitutionally, it was never intended to have so much power. Many important cases, such as this one, are decided by a 5-4 vote, which means 4 of the justices were not even in agreement.
is a remedy, but our Congress will not use it . According to Article III,
Section 2 of the Constitution:
….the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
This means that Congress has the authority to remove appellate jurisdiction from the Supreme Court on any particular law which it has crafted.
A perfect time to have done this was back in 1996. It seems incredible now, but in 1996, both houses of Congress overwhelmingly passed DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act recognizing marriage as between a man and a woman. Then-President Clinton signed it into law.
So when they did that, why didn’t Congress include in DOMA the removal of appellate jurisdiction from the Supreme Court on this matter? The law could have declared that “marriage is between a man and a woman and the Supreme Court cannot rule further on this matter”.
They didn’t do it then, and so, here we are now, with same-sex marriage as the law of the land.
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Allan Wall recently returned to the U.S. after residing many years in Mexico.