Biology. Tradition. Children.
So said the Supreme Court of the United States this morning in a 5-4 decision striking down laws in every state passed by the people upholding marriage.
Today we got the “Roe v. Wade of marriage” — where the Court pretends to settle a controversial social question by judicial fiat, while the rest of America says: “no way.”
For years same-sex marriage advocates have knowingly lied and deceived the public. They first claimed that they simply wanted the right to ‘marry’ the person they love. And yet where same-sex marriage has been approved, a tiny percentage of gay people got married.
They claimed homosexuality was genetic, but now say ‘gender’ and ‘sexual identity’ is a choice.
They claimed the mantle of tolerance and diversity — and yet have betrayed those same principles in attacking anyone that disagrees. Speak up for marriage in any public place today and you will be shamed and shunned, or worse.
So what is really at stake?
For many in the LGBT movement, the marriage debate is merely a proxy for a much larger revolution underway. Their end goal is to destroy marriage altogether, including the family, religion, and any institution that proposes limits on human behavior, especially sexual behavior.
They believe gender is a social construct and that children should be brought into the world outside of the traditional family. For many, the idea that men and women are made for each other or that children deserve a mother and a father is a form of discrimination.
This is what the fight for marriage is ultimately about — and why it’s far from over.
Some things to ponder:
- The world did not just end. The Court decision is a reflection of our deeply lost and misguided culture. Judges don’t change reality.
- According to a recent survey approximately 1.6% of Americans describe themselves as gay. And even where gay marriage has been made legal, a tiny percentage actually get married. The media has and will continue to massively overstate the prevalence of same-sex unions.
- With the gay ‘marriage’ decision considered ‘settled,’ the predictable assault on religious liberty can finally be unmasked. Gay groups will inevitably begin to splinter and disagree on what comes next. Their overreach will come, and there will be a backlash, politically and culturally.
- If and when forms of persecution come, rejoice. “Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.” (Matthew 5:11-12).
- Look around you (especially in you live in Charleston, SC). Americans are still good people, devoted to faith, family, and children. Remember 50 million Americans voted to defend marriage. No rainbow flag, Supreme Court decision, or minority living in San Francisco or New York is going to change that.
In many ways the tables have now been flipped, with the burden of showing respect, tolerance and opposing discrimination now in the hands of the gay-marriage movement.
Will they respect the right of ordinary Americans who believe in male-female marriage to live out this time-honored truth?
Today is the feast of St. Josemaria. With today’s news, it’s good to be reminded now more than ever of our calling to be saints in the world.
This is a time for prayer and bold witness.
So much to do.
So many people need Christ.