Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Less Than Supreme Court

by Ed Evans
          Many people are now saying the U.S. Supreme Court made a mistake in their ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.  I contend it was no mistake.  The Justices deliberately made themselves enablers to immoral behavior and accomplices to the coming persecution and prosecution of Christian ministers who will, in accordance with holy scripture, refuse to perform such marriages. 
          Members of the Southern Baptist Convention, at their recent annual meeting, affirmed their intention not to perform such ceremonies.  Other ministers have affirmed the same.  The town of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, already has on its books a law that will jail any minister who refuses to marry a homosexual couple.
          A article of two years ago said, “According to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, about 20 percent of the population is attracted to their own gender. That’s nearly double the usual estimates of about 10 percent.”  The article went on to say the difference may lay in survey methodology.
          If the figures from that survey were still true today, that would still leave 80% of Americans who are not homosexual.  Now, those figures must have changed with time, but they can’t be far off in just two years.  So the question arises, why would the justices of the Supreme Court force on 80% of the people what pleases only 20%; something that goes against the religious beliefs and training of most of that majority; something so repugnant it was illegal only a short time ago; so repugnant it is called an abomination to God in scripture.
          Recently there was a break-in at a home in Texas that carries a message for us regarding this recent judicial decision.  A 30-year-old burglar was shot coming through a window in a home belonging to a senior citizen.  The senior citizen had a .357 Magnum pistol and the intruder died inside the home he came to rob.  When the police notified the burglar’s relatives, they were irate that the senior citizen did not fire a warning shot. This Supreme Court travesty of claiming legality for what is wrong is a warning shot to those pure of heart.
          There are things that are right, and there are things that are wrong.  And claiming that wrong things are right, because doing them gives you pleasure, will never make them right. Such things are wrong for very valid reasons.
          Even the learned opinion of highly educated legal judges on the U.S. Supreme Court cannot make actions that are wrong … right.  Attempting to change or justify wrongness into rightness will only prove to set in motion Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Physics, i.e., “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”  We have yet to see the Pandora’s box of justified evils to be set into motion by the legal precedent this latest decision establishes.
          There may be reasons beyond our human understanding as to why God set marriage up to be one man and one woman, something beyond creating the kind of family that can procreate and raise children.  But we do know that at least one of those reasons alone is reason enough for marriage to involve a male and a female.  Whatever His reasons, Biblical marriage involves one man and one woman, although the Bible does document instances where men took multiple wives.  But even those unions were male and female. 
          On the other hand, holy scripture has plenty to say against same sex relationships.
          Some will say it is nothing personal by the Justices, they are merely weighing judicial precedent, merely following the law.  But as C.S. Lewis pointed out, “You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society.”  It also follows that the law without justice is simply unjust. 
          And that is what the Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court have done, as they ignored the needs of the primary building block of the nation – the family – and blindly allowed political correctness to warp their sense of justice.  They have acted unjustly, and become both enablers to and accomplices with those who for selfish and transitory entertainment would destroy that which is good and right and unselfish. 

          There is no good way to do a wrong thing.  What the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have done is eternally wrong.  

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