Thursday, May 15, 2008

Californians Did Not Speak; Just a Few Judges

Today, on a 4-3 margin, the California supreme court ruled that a ban on gay marriage was unlawful.

This is liberalism at it finest. The will of the people be damned, provided they can get four our of seven judges to favor their agenda.

Why shouldn't this important topic be given a fair hearing in public, at the ballot-box? Governor Schwarzenegger supports the ruling and will fight against a public referendum. Why? Because he will lose.

This ruling places special interests over the broader interests of a state or a nation.

The court wrote: "Our state now recognizes that an individual's capacity to establish a loving and long-term committed relationship with another person and responsibly to care for and raise children does not depend upon the individual's sexual orientation."

This could not be further from the truth. It is 100% about sexual orientation. It is not platonic roommates or siblings that share living quarters that are cheering this ruling. This is all about "normalising" homosexuality.

Same-gender attraction advocates are "quick to demand freedom of speech and thought for themselves, but equally quick to criticize those with a different view and, if possible, to silence them by applying labels like 'homophobic.'"

The Biblical position on personal weakness is clear. From 1 Corinthians 10:13: "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

Everyone has challenges they struggle with. Homosexuality is only one of a host of challenges some people struggle with. Just because someone has same-gender attraction does not launch a forgone conclusion that these tendencies need to be embraced and acted upon as a life defining event and mandatory lifestyle.

The Church's position on this is clear: sexual relations are permitted within the bonds of marriage, between a husband (male) and (his) wife (female), exclusively. Celibacy is expected for anyone that is not married.

There may come a time when the bulk of the citizens of the nation will favor homosexual marriage (heaven forbid), but that time has not come. Instead, we are seeing radical judges creating laws (not their job), regardless of the will of the people.

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