May 29, 2014
Who do more harm to the country—fat-head judges, or the slimy politicians who appoint them?
Last week a federal judge—that is, a creature appointed by a president and confirmed by the Senate—ruled that Pennsylvania’s marriage protection laws, and all other state laws reserving marriage to a man and a woman, must be cast away. In his exact words, “[I]t is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”
With those words, Judge John Jones III joins himself to all the other heathen egomaniacs who’ve tried to make their word bigger than God’s. He thinks marriage, as God ordained it, and as the human race has known it for untold thousands of years, is a bad thing that ought to be replaced: and America has been a bad country for not rushing to replace it.
Everywhere you look, state and federal judges make war on Christianity, battling to overthrow the Christian—and, except for pockets of polygamy, universally human—construction of marriage and the family. As this is the very foundation of society, we view their efforts with both alarm and deep disgust.
But these judges didn’t just spring up from the earth like pokeweed. Chief executives appointed them, and legislatures confirmed them. And where did those executives and legislators come from? We the people, to our shame, elected them.
Judges nowadays, as is glaringly obvious, believe they can do anything they please: and who can blame them for thinking so? Article III of the Constitution gives Congress the power to remove from the courts’ jurisdiction all sorts of issues—including the definition of marriage—but that authority has never, ever been invoked. And it never will be, because the villains in Congress rely on judges to do dirty work that they would never dare to do themselves. They could also impeach out-of-control judges like this Mr. Jones, but they don’t do that, either.
So we have arrived at the bizarre scenario of a country of 300 million people at the mercy of a micro-constituency of homosexual activists, to whom our bureaucrats and judges and elected representatives hand their hearts’ desires on a silver platter. If you oppose it, you are branded a “hater,” derided as being “on the wrong side of history,” and stand a good chance of being punished by the loss of your job or the destruction of your business—by your government.
We are talking about a perverted moral vision that did not exist 25 years ago. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, the word of God Himself, and unbroken thousands of years of human experience, are shouted down as evil, and their exact opposite held up to us as good.
I wonder how hard God laughs when we ask Him to bless America.
What can we do? Our country’s own leaders are waging war on our fundamental way of life. They have all the tools they need: the courts, the White House, and the Senate; the media and Hollywood; the schools, the teachers’ unions, and the university; corrupt, apostate churches; and the unelected bureaucrats as henchmen.
But they do not have God’s blessing on their work, and that’s what will undo them.
We are in for a bad time. We are being dragged into a dark age of moral chaos, and confusion over the nature of our most basic human institutions. Our society might fail. Lawless leaders, for whom law is whatever they say it is on any given afternoon, are a menace to our liberty, our social order, and our economy. We will not be the first civilization that has wrecked itself. But we will be the first to do it with so much going for us, otherwise.
What can we do?
I would rather be on the ash heap of history, with God’s word, than on a judge’s bench without it.
First we pray, unceasingly. Maybe God will hear us, and intervene to save us. He may even save our country, if He has any further use for it.
After prayer, all we can do is stand firm. We know that same-sex “marriages” are not marriages, even as we know abortion is not merely “choice.” We get out of churches that accept it, and let them wither on the vine.
We refuse to say what these lawless judges want us to say, refuse to think what they want us to think, refuse to do what they want us to do. Our consciences belong to God and to ourselves, and not to any government.
Finally, the abrupt removal of some millions of Christian children from the anti-Christian public schools would please God and show the world that we mean business.
It would also put a very nasty hole in Satan’s pocketbook.
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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com