On Not Counting as an American Anymore

The Supreme Court has officially told every Christian that he can’t think of himself as a full American; he’s a target for marginalization.

I’m hearing a lot of really silly and naïve people tell (taunt) Christians about how they shouldn’t care if homosexuals can “marry” or think they can. It is true, this being America and all. I understand that, along with the Christian heritage, there is a patriotic tradition (one that I don’t entirely disagree with) of allowing each person to go to Hell in his own way.

But inventing homosexual marriage out of the Fourteenth Amendment did far more than allow homosexuals to engage in the fantasy that they are married. This isn’t just a magazine cover with an old man pretending to be a pin-up girl. The Fourteenth Amendment has been used to drive malcontents out of jobs, government, education, and elsewhere. The Liberal establishment is calling for blood, ready to charge us with “treason” for not believing the Supreme Court can declare Unicorns into reality or legislate the existence of square triangles.

Kennedy and the Furies have ignited a political purge. That is the plan and everyone who is not stupid knows it.

One of the things I never mentioned on this blog is that my Dad died on April 28. I managed to keep up my writing schedule while traveling to his bedside (a pretty major day trip) and being there for his death.

Recently, I’ve caught myself thinking, “I’m glad Dad didn’t live to see the Supreme Court screw up marriage.” I don’t think that’s my final opinion or anything. (Trust me, I really wish Dad had lived into old age even if it meant experiencing this and other evils). It is a weird thought because Dad, being a devout Christian, always seemed like he had an identity in which being an American was firmly last in his identity priorities. He was definitely a conservative and would happily participate in cultural celebrations—including the Fourth, etc. But he never seemed too caught up in it. So if anyone could take Justice Kennedy’s declaration of war in stride, it would be him.

I do dimly remember once him telling me, if he had known how bad the world would get that he might have been tempted to not have children. That was not his settled opinion on the matter (and I may be partially misremembering). He was grateful for the gift of children and grandchildren. But he said that to me in the eighties. The eighties!

Hah. Seems quaint and funny now.

The thing I discovered when I heard the Supreme Court decision is that I still cared about the country in that way. It seemed personal. I thought I’d stopped identifying myself as an American awhile back. (At least since the 2008 bankster bailout—realizing that I hated both political parties). So I owe Justice Kennedy some thanks for ripping off the scab I wasn’t aware was still clinging to my skin.

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song.

                God is our refuge and strength,
                                a very present help in trouble.
                Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
                                though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
                though its waters roar and foam,
                                though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah (Psalm 46:1-3 ESV)

If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. — Jesus (Luke 14.26).

By the way, the most important thing you can do in this culture war is to get married and have lots of children and raise them to do the same. (A subsidiary important thing is to do all you can to keep them out of as much public school as you possibly can.) The second most important thing you can do is vote in every way possible to obstruct Liberals.

(Those are secular things we could do. If I was to start talking about important priorities in Spiritual warfare, I would ask if worship songs like “Shine, Jesus, Shine” are really adequate to equip the saints for life, and suggest we start chanting the Psalms in the Bible. But I’ll save that for another post.)

Just because I think we need to realize we are no longer equal citizens in this country, and that we are targets to a hostile nation, doesn’t mean we get to give up or retreat. Jesus calls us to serve him in every way we can.

Though, if you had a chance to move to a civilized country, I wouldn’t blame you.

See also, The Supreme Court Decision: What It Means for You, Christian.”