The decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and effectively invalidating Californians' vote to preserve marriage as between a man and a woman continues America's godless trajectory toward sexual and gender chaos. We have become a profane nation at war with our own heritage and the Judeo-Christian moral values that helped make us great.
Healthy societies discriminate against sexually immoral behavior: homosexuality, sex outside marriage, pornography, incest, etc. This benefits children and adults by using the law to reinforce stable moral boundaries and steer citizens away from destructive (sinful) behaviors. So it was stunning to read the majority decision by Justice Anthony Kennedy—a Reagan appointee—overturning DOMA's pro-natural-marriage provision in the name of the children.
Kennedy surely has earned his future laudatory obit in the New York Times for capitulating to "gay" activist ideology, but among clear-thinking Americans who still know right from wrong, he will go down in history as one more craven elitists who sold out almighty God for a place in the Gay Hall of Fame.
Jettisoning the dictates of his own Catholic religion—which has some pretty strong words for putting children in homosexual-led households—Kennedy declares that by not recognizing legalized homosexual "marriages" in New York and other states, DOMA "places same-sex couples in an unstable position of being in a second-tier marriage. The differentiation demeans the couple, whose moral and sexual choices the Constitution protects. ... And it humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same-sex couples."
What philosophical drivel. Only a decadent society in which God and common sense have been kicked to the curb would use its laws to enforce the egalitarian nightmare whereby government treats households that are fatherless or motherless "by design" as if they are morally and practically equivalent to normal mom-and-dad homes. (And if you dare to disagree, you're a hateful bigot.)
Homosexual practice is a perversion, and homosexual role models are not healthy for kids. Neither is replacing dad with a "second mom" or mommy with Daddy Number Two.
The Kennedy majority's legal insanity is what emerges from an Isaiah 5:20 culture (evil is good and good, evil) that puts deviant sexual identities on a pedestal, to be celebrated as protected "civil rights." The LGBT Pandora's box has been flung open, and there will be much more folly and destruction to follow—including the public policy madness of establishing "gender identity" (read: extreme gender confusion) as a parallel "civil right."
At least the Supreme Court did not create a national "right" to homosexual "marriage." But we must be vigilant, as future LGBT litigation, coupled with the appalling self-righteousness of Kennedy's liberal court majority, will combine to make this the next goal of the judicial supremacists.
Peter LaBarbera is president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.
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