Supreme Court Announces America’s Death Sentence

Homosexuals across the land are celebrating in force as the US Supreme Court voted 5-4 to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, thus opening the door to nationwide same-sex marriage.

President Obama had used an executive nullification order when he told Attorney General Eric Holder to no longer enforce the federal law.  More states then took the initiative to enact their own laws to legalize same-sex marriages and like a cancer, the deadly disease of gay marriage has been rapidly spreading across the land.

A lesbian challenged DOMA and laws against same-sex marriage by filing a lawsuit concerning her being taxed on the estate of her lesbian partner.  The suit claimed that married heterosexual partners are not taxed on the inheritance, but since she was not legally allowed to marry, she should not be penalized by being taxed.

In the Court’s ruling, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote:

“DOMA’s principal effect is to identify and make unequal a subset of state-sanctioned marriages. It contrives to deprive some couples married under the laws of their state, but not others, of both rights and responsibilities, creating two contradictory marriage regimes within the same state. It also forces same-sex couples to live as married for the purpose of state law but unmarried for the purpose of federal law, thus diminishing the stability and predictability of basic personal relations the state has found it proper to acknowledge and protect.”

Justice Antonin Scalia disagreed with the ruling and in his dissent wrote:

“We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation. The court’s errors on both points spring forth from the same diseased root: an exalted conception of the role of this institution in America.”

Chief Justice John Roberts also disagreed with the court’s decision and wrote in his dissention:

“I think it … important to point out that its analysis leads no further. The court does not have before it, and the logic of its opinion does not decide, the distinct question whether the states, in the exercise of their ‘historic and essential authority to define the marital relation,’ … may continue to utilize the traditional definition of marriage.”

Historically, every great nation that endorsed homosexuality and same-sex marriages collapsed from within in a relatively short time.  It happened to Sodom, Gomorrah, Greece and Rome.  We are already witnessing the devastating effects of homosexuality on our own nation with the decay of the family unit and the loss of morals and virtues.

Our Founding Fathers understood the importance of maintaining Christian and biblical morals for the betterment of our country.  Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence, wrote a letter to James McHenry in 1800.  In that letter, Carroll stated:

“…without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure…are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”[1]

Rev. John Knox Witherspoon, another signer of the Declaration of Independence spoke of the need of the nation to maintain its virtue in order to preserve its liberty in his Thanksgiving Sermon delivered in 1782.  In that sermon, Witherspoon stated:

“So true is this, that civil liberty cannot be long preserved without virtue…a republic once equally poised must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty,…”[2]

George Washington, our nation’s hero and first President spoke of morality in his farewell address delivered Sept. 19, 1796, in which he stated:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.  In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness—these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.  The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.  A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity.  Let it simply be asked, “Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?”  And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.  Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.  It is substantially true that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government.  The rule indeed extends with more or less force to every species of free government.”[3]

John Adams, another Founding Father said:

“Statesmen, … may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.  The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue; and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.”[4]

History warns us about rejecting the morals and virtues and so did our Founding Fathers.  The Bible also warns us about turning away from God and approving of homosexuality in Romans 1:18-32.  Verse 32 describes the Supreme Court’s decision best when it says:

“Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

By their ruling on Wednesday, the US Supreme Court pronounced a death sentence for America as a land of liberty.  What grieves me the most is thinking about what kind of country our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will have to live in.  They are the ones who suffer from this devastating decision.  May God have mercy on them!



[1] Charles Carroll, Letter to James McHenry, Nov. 4, 1800, Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry, the Burrows Brothers Co., Cleveland, 1907, p. 475.

 

[2] John Witherspoon, Thanksgiving Sermon, 1782, Rev. Dr. John Rodgers, The Works of the Rev. John Witherspoon, D.D. L.L.D., William W. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1802, V.3, pp. 80-85.

 

[3] Washington, George, Farewell Address, Sept, 19, 1796, Avalon Project, Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library.

 

[4] John Adams, To Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776.  Charles Francis Adams, The Works of John Adams, Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1854, V 9, p. 401.