Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Supreme Court "Out Of Touch" On Redefining Marriage? Or Merely Asleep?
The Supreme Court will hear the arguments over same-sex "marriage" on April 28 and will make audio of the proceedings available later that day.
This is the only time this term the Court will do a "quick release" of audio recording of the proceedings.
Obviously they recognize the level of public interest in the movement to redefine marriage and family.
But do they recognize the strong and growing push back in the country toward redefining the most basic human component---marriage?
Apparently Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg does not.
In an interview with Bloomberg News on February 12 she was asked if she thought that there are parts of the country that would not accept" a Supreme Court decision declaring "a constitutional right for same sex couples to marry?"
She said, "I think it's doubtful that it wouldn't be accepted. The change in people's attitudes on that issue has been enormous."
Perhaps the Justice has been sleeping again, as she did during President Obama's recent State of the Union Address. (She later explained she had drunk too much wine before the speech).
We have been forcefully told by the secular left progressives that America has changed its attitudes regarding marriage, however, in light of current and ongoing assaults on freedom of religious expression and the right of conscience, Americans are taking a closer look---and apparently changing their minds.
In fact, Ginsberg seems to be out of touch with the issue itself. When asked about the possibility of redefining marriage she said, "It's not about same-sex unions as marriage."
She said, "In recent years, people have said 'This is the way I am'. And others have looked around and we discovered, it's our next door neighbor---we're very fond of them. Or it's our child's best friend---or even our child. And the rest of us recognized that they are one of us."
There is a growing national sense that to oppose redefining marriage and family does not equate to "hate" toward those who engage in that particular sexual behavior. The accusations of the activists are becoming hollow, because it is they themselves, the champions of "tolerance", who are practicing "hate."
That deception worked for the activists for a while. It isn't working now.
Every one knows someone who practices homosexuality---in their family, their community, etc.
People of biblical beliefs regarding the matter do not hate the people who engage in homosexual behavior.
In fact, the vicious reactions against Christians by homosexuals is, interestingly enough, serving as a wake up call to the real consequences or redefining marriage and family.
And the godly response by those whose lives and businesses are crushed by the homosexual activists and a zealot government intent on advancing their secular ideology, is testimony to love---not hate, on the part of these Christians.
Good and decent people will not sit by and take notice of the growing list of small businesses and their Christian owners being dragged through court and ultimately bankrupted and destroyed because they respectfully decline to participate in a so-called gay "wedding."
Family Research Council has recently commissioned a survey that changes the wording in the survey from whether "gays and lesbians" have the "right" to marry to a more fundamental question of, "What is marriage?" The results are very different than what we are being told by the activists and a complicit press.
When correctly framed as an issue about the definition of marriage, FRC found that a majority of Americans---53 to 43 percent margin---still say, "I believe marriage should be defined only as a union between a man and a woman."
Is Justice Ginsberg sleeping again, or merely lost in the deception of it all?
FRC found that even among those who support abolishing the one-man, one-woman definition of marriage, more than a quarter in the poll recognize that such social change, if it is to happen, should only happen through the democratic process. It should not be imposed by the Supreme Court fabricating a "Right" found nowhere in the Constitution or in the Court's precedents---not even in the 2013 striking down of part of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The even more astonishing revelation of the FRC Poll is that by an 81-12 percent margin people believe that government should leave people free to follow their beliefs about marriage as they live their daily lives and in the way they run their businesses.
Unfortunately, the opportunity for Washington state to speak properly to this issue was lost through infighting among those obsessed with personally leading the opposition to redefining marriage. Thankfully that is not the case in most states.
The list of those being destroyed due to their biblical beliefs regarding marriage is long and growing. From a florist (Barronell Stutzman) in Richland, to the Atlanta Fire Chief (Kelvin Cochran) to bakers, photographers and owners of wedding venues, homosexuals, rather than to chose another provider have opted to destroy the small business person because they believe something different than the homosexual believes about marriage.
With the full, crushing force of the state now being brought to bear on these citizens because of their biblical beliefs, people are awakening to the fact that redefining marriage and family does in fact have consequences.
And freedom of religious expression is the first noticeable causality.
Other causalities will follow.
It's not likely that Justice Ginsberg will "awaken" any time soon, but hopefully others on the High Court will.
Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Free