(Blogger’s note: Originally I was going to write a rant this weekend concerning the politicization of the recent vile murder in Charleston, and the ensuing brouhaha over the Confederate flag. But today’s news is of far more serious consequence to the country, so I’ll put that one off for now, and write on today’s travesty.)
Well, the U.S. Supreme Court did it again, and in a major way. Once more, the Supreme Court made a ruling on the case Obergefell v. Hodges, that not only spit in the face of Christians, natural law, and millennia of human tradition, but also was a blatant rape of the U.S. Constitution, whose job the Supreme Court justices is to uphold. This decision to make homosexual “marriage” the law of the land was hot on the heels of another SCOTUS decision upholding the unlawful monstrosity of Obamacare (the majority opinion being written by that two-faced piece of filth John Roberts, who at least took the right side on the “gay marriage” case).
(But I must give credit to Alito and Thomas for fighting the good fight in their brilliant dissent.)
If the Supreme Court was actually doing its job of interpreting the Constitution, this case would be thrown out. In the Constitution, the powers belonging to the federal government are limited and enumerated, and the power to define marriage is nowhere granted to federal courts. Barring an amendment of the Constitution, such matters are left to the states and the people.
And before you bleeding hearts start lecturing me on “precedent,” I’m well aware that the SCOTUS now has a long history of rulings that rewrite the law to force a left-wing social or political agenda down the nation’s throat, rather than legitimately interpret what the Constitution actually says.
And that’s exactly the problem. (I hold the old-fashioned, troglodytic view that the job of the Court is to uphold and interpret what the law actually says, rather than force a political agenda. And you can go shove your emanations up your penumbra.)
And any Christian who believes the line that today’s ruling will have no effect on religious liberty is deluding himself. We’ll see more Christian bakers, florists, photographers, etc. being forced against their will to cater to homosexual “weddings” or lose their business. And of course, kids in all public schools will be forced to learn about same-sex “marriage” as a legitimate option. Churches that refuse to perform or lend facilities to “gay marriage” will likely face lawsuits and lose their tax-exempt status. The goal of the militant homosexual lobby was never just tolerance, but elimination of any resistance.
This, of course, was immediately followed by jubilant celebration everywhere in the “mainstream media” (which I’ve made a point to largely avoid, though I do see the headlines), and by corporations, such as Google, Android, and others touting their support on Google’s Chrome homepage.
Our media and corporate elite apparently see sexual perversion, sodomy, and genital mutilation as unqualified goods to be universally celebrated; as if it were utterly unthinkable that any of us could possibly have any problem with it (except, of course, for us few right-wing bigoted troglodytes). “Gay marriage” is to be universally celebrated like it’s the U.S. team winning an Olympic gold medal. And Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner is an American hero! (Or is that heroine? But don’t call our troops “heroes,” because that can get politically complicated. Don’t want to offend terrorists, do we?)
Hell, even flippin’ WordPress, which I’m publishing on, now has that goddamn rainbow flag at the top of their edit page.
While making a cash withdrawal at a Chase ATM, I was first greeted by a cheerful on-screen invitation from the good folks at Chase to join them in celebrating National GLBTQ-whatever-the-hell-the-current-alphabet-soup-is Month. As if this was as nice and uncontroversial as, say, wishing customers a happy Father’s Day. (Of course, for today’s left, I suppose the entire idea of fatherhood is indeed greatly problematic. Not like, say, a man getting himself castrated and mutilated and calling himself a woman, which is happy and healthy, and worthy of universal celebration.)
But if a bank, or similar institution serving the public, wishes customers a “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Easter” during the appropriate seasons, that’s out-of-bounds, and calling for lawsuits, or at least major controversy.
Welcome to the twisted, through-the-looking-glass world of 21st century “progressive” America.