April 30, 2015
On April 28th,2015, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the controversial topic of same-sex marriage." This could result in the radical innovation of gay marriage being forced upon the entire United States, including those states which have not yet been forced to accept it.
There are actually five cases, and they have all been combined into one case. The cases are Bourke v. Beshear and Love v. Beshear, originating from Kentucky; DeBoer v. Snyder, originating from Michigan; Obergefell v. Hodges, originating from Ohio; and Tanco v. Haslam, originating from Tennessee.
What do Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan have in common? All four states are under the jurisdiction of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal. In all these cases, the Sixth Circuit Court upheld bans on gay marriages in the states under its jurisdictions.
In other words, the Sixth Circuit has thus far resisted the power of the gay marriage lobby and has respected the states under its jurisdiction.
Now, however, the cases are all out of the hands of the Sixth Circuit. These cases are all before the Supreme Court . If the court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, then it will become the law of the land in the entire United States of America.
Constitutionally, the questions to be answered in the case are:
1) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex?
2) Does the Fourteenth Amendment require a state to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state?
How many states currently have same-sex marriage?
Currently, gay marriage is legal in 36 states, the District of Colombia, and 22 Indian tribes. Most of these 36 states had same-sex marriage forced upon them by judicial fiat.
A ruling against the prohibition of same-sex marriage from the Supreme Court would not only legalize it in the remaining 14 states, but require it. It would establish same-sex marriage as the law of the entire nation, and no state would be allowed to dissent.
So what will the court decide? We should find out in June, when Supreme Court decisions are customarily announced.
A Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage would be a way of forcing this radical new legal innovation upon the whole country. This is likely to make the status of those who don’t agree even more precarious.
As it stands, Americans who publicly disagree with same-sex marriage can get into trouble. For example, businesses that refuse to serve gay weddings have been punished. Although the common argument is about “discriminating against gays”, that’s not the real issue, as these are not cases of the businesses refusing to serve individual homosexuals. No, these are attacks on business owners who refuse to compromise their principles by actively participating in a same-sex wedding by, for example, providing a cake or floral arrangements. And that is an outrage.
How long until churches are forced to perform same-sex weddings? That might seem unlikely, but a few years ago, gay marriage itself would have seemed unlikely.
Note too that, in the corporate world, it is difficult to oppose the homosexual lobby. Look what happened to Chick-fil-A, whose president Dan Cathy spoke out against gay marriage, and then chickened out and buckled under to the pressure, despite the great outpouring of grassroots support for the chicken sandwich chain. (See previous articles Chick-Fil-A Versus The Radical Gay Agenda and Chick-Fil-A Chickens Out).
Some might ask, “Why not just leave people alone?” Well, that’s certainly not the goal of the radical homosexual lobby. Their goal, of which gay marriage is only a part, is to radically transform society, including the lives of those with whom they don’t agree.
This is not an issue of discrimination against gays. That’s no longer the issue. Nowadays it’s those who oppose the Radical Gay Agenda who are in trouble.
The goal of the Radical Gay Agenda is not for homosexuals to be protected and left alone. The goal is much more ambitious. The goal is nothing less than the transformation of the family and of American society.
� 2015 Allan Wall - All Rights Reserved
Allan Wall recently returned to the U.S. after residing many years in Mexico.