By allowing Lower Courts to override state governments by imposing homosexual marriage, the Supreme Court has detonated a nuclear warhead in the culture war.
People are acting like yesterday’s Supreme Court decision was a “surprise.” The only thing surprising was that they had enough votes (or too few votes) so that the cases could be refused. Other than that, it was completely predictable. It was the best way for the Supreme Court to fasten homosexual marriage onto the culture.
Consider how Associated Press reported the news: “Supreme Court surprisingly denies appeals in gay marriage cases.”
The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.
The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with the high court, but the justices stopped short of resolving for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
The court’s order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming — should be able to get married in short order. Those states would be bound by the same appellate rulings that were put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s review.
That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
Experts and advocates on both sides of the issue believed the justices would step in and decide gay marriage cases this term.
But why should they if they have the votes to do this?
If you were an advocate of homosexual marriage why would you hear the cases? This way, homosexual “marriages” can begin right away. Instead of delaying these mockeries, the Supreme Court allowed them to resume today.
If a Supreme Court majority ruled in favor of homosexual marriage, it would have to deal with the blistering counter-argument of Anthony Scalia. Winning would not seem as fun when people knew that Scalia’s opinion would be forever published with their own rationalizations. This way there are no arguments that look transparently stupid because there are no arguments at all. Nothing was said for the record, yet the decisions to overturn the heterosexual definition of marriage remain in place.
Now we have thirty states, as well as District of Columbia, ready to dump homosexual couples into the nation.
This is an extremely discouraging defeat for Christians.
And it is a defeat for local self-government. In almost all these cases judges presumed not just to make a mockery of marriage but also to trample on the authority of state governments. In very few cases have states democratically voted for perversions, either through referendums or legislatures. In most cases it is just the opposite: the redefinition of marriage is imposed on people against their will.
But we can hope and pray that it eventually dawns on people that only very few are bothering to get married. That is because only a tiny minority are homosexual to begin with, and only a fraction of them have any interest in “marriage.” (And, of those, it is doubtful any of them want or expect real faithfulness. These fake marriages are really open.
Back in the eighties, I was concerned that legalized abortion would mean that in a couple of decades, the fact that so many woman had gone through the procedure would mean that the numbers favoring abortion would have increased dramatically. But that doesn’t seem to be happening. Some states are restricting abortion as never before. People are getting sick of abortion.
We can pray for the same reaction to homosexual “marriage.”