As marriage between one man and one woman is redefined after 5000 years of historical precedent and marijuana becomes legal, homosexuals are blushing and dopers are lighting up.
It could be said, "A good time was had by all."
Besides the moral tragedy we are witnessing, we are beginning to see the financial component, as well.
The Seattle Times reported yesterday afternoon: "From bakeries to hotels, salons to photographers, florists to limousine drivers, many business owners expect a lift in sales from both in-state and out-of-state same-sex couples holding weddings and celebrations here."
"Washington state began recognizing same-sex marriages Thursday, opening a new era for thousands of same-sex couples who can now plan their nuptials — and possibly spend big bucks."
"'This is the right thing to do, but beyond that, this becomes an exciting boost to the economy,' said Jon Bridge, co-CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler and a board member at the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, which supported the passage of Referendum 74 legalizing same-sex marriage."
David Brody, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University, wrote an op-ed recently making the case that the new found marijuana money "provides state and local governments with an opportunity to significantly improve the criminal-justice system for the next generation."
Legalizing pot is helping the next generation.
Professor Brody says, "A windfall of half billion dollars in tax revenue is projected by 2015."
If marijuana sales can be increased, it can ultimately underwrite a good portion of the state's budget shortfall.
Perhaps heroin and even meth and other drugs could also be legalized. More revenue. More significant opportunity for the next generation.
Have we lost our mind?
We have certainly lost our way.
We have, by redefining marriage, enshrined into law and elevated a sexual behavior that is condemned by every major religion in the world and by every successful society in world history.
We have legalized drug use and are congratulating ourselves that this act will help the next generation.
Clearly there is a link between fiscal and social issues.
We are on a dangerous and destructive path. It is written that, "There is a way that seems right, but the end is death."
God help us.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.