by Doug Mainwaring –
Our government Leviathan is very real and has grown to previously unimaginable proportions. Its ever-increasing reach seems to know no bounds. And what was once perceived to be Leviathan’s mostly fiscal threat to the health and well-being of our nation is now a monstrous moral threat.
Leviathan’s vast bureaucracies are now its foot soldiers, who have busied themselves with weaponizing executive edicts, errant court rulings and out-of-control regulatory powers against all who disagree with our Ruling Elites never-ending social/moral engineering experimentation.
When will a critical mass of Americans of every race, creed, and color wake up and recognize Leviathan’s hot breath on the napes of all our necks, and finally exclaim, once and for all, “Enough is enough?”
Same-Sex Marriage: What is it really?
The Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on same-sex marriage — and let’s start off by calling it what it really is: genderless, anti-conjugal, anti-complementarity, anti-rational marriage — has no foundation. Far from being built on rock or even sand, it rests precariously on the head of a pin, on the evanescence of modern sophistry and emotion. There is nothing there to uphold this decision, pulled from a penumbra — from the shadowy twilight surrounding our Constitution — while the enormous cumulative mass of human history, of every single major world religion and tradition, of biology, of human reason and natural powers of observation weigh against what five men and women, robed in black, seated on the highest court in the land, have wrought.
Our country, along with most first world countries, has been lulled into believing that genderless, anti-conjugal, anti-complementarity, anti-rational marriage was and is inevitable. But inevitability rests with primordial, immutable natural Truth, not contemporary falsehood or popular fashion.
And so while current efforts to preserve religious liberty remain vitally important, they actually circumvent the real battle, unintentionally aiding in the maintenance of the pretentious euphemism. Battling solely on the grounds of religious liberty is tantamount to bowing to this strange ideology — a type of foreign occupying force, if you will — which has overtaken our land.
The real battle, the valiant battle — the heart of the matter — is to unmask the lie which multitudes, especially Christians, have bought into via our own dullness and passivity.
A Blanket of Dullness, Darkness, and Depravity
A blanket of dullness, darkness and depravity has been settling over our nation and the rest of the ‘civilized’ world for a hundred years, eclipsing light and truth for many. And while we might correctly recognize evidence of this as it plays out in society – in popular culture, in politics, in our judiciary, in our educational system – the real battle begins and resides elsewhere: What we now see happening is occurring because Christians have allowed their own minds to become dull, darkened, and depraved. We’ve allowed this to happen, not out of malice toward God or bad intentions, but because our dull minds have resulted in weak wills and a weakened, impotent, often confusing and contradictory witness to the Gospel – a cafeteria Gospel, an a la carte form of faith which allows us to embrace the simple and easy while steering clear of that which is more difficult and challenging, requiring thought and determination, honest self-examination and change.
The fact is, whatever the battle for religious liberty was preceding Obergfell, it was a more manageable one until the lie of the century — or the euphemism of the century, if you will — was enshrined by the Supreme Court. This has been followed by an avalanche of moral consequences. Now tyranny is at our doorstep. Just ask certain bakers, florists, photographers, reception hall and B&B proprietors. Just ask children who are held in contempt by bureaucrats in our school systems if they refuse to share bathrooms with members of the opposite sex. They’ll tell you it’s true.
And for those who roll their eyes at the mention of slippery slopes when it comes to this ruling, our president, his administration and members of the judicial, academic, and media elite and their vast bureaucracies are now robbing children of their God-given, biological identity. This is not compassion on anyone’s behalf by any stretch of the imagination. It is pure, unadulterated child abuse. Ironically, elites who think of themselves as progressives continually prove themselves to be a force for regression, bringing us all back to a time and a form of culture that proceeded respect for human dignity and rights. They unwittingly condemn vast swaths of individuals, especially the youngest and most vulnerable, to their dark machinations.
Ronald Reagan once said that if we Americans don’t fight for freedom within our own shores, “One day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free.” Today Reagan would be moved to amend his comment: “One day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States when men were free… and the human dignity of all was respected and upheld.”
In attempting to somehow manufacture “equal dignity” for mono-gendered couples, the United States Supreme Court has set in motion unintended consequences, with many children, same-sex attracted people, and rising generations set up to become collateral damage.
Let’s be clear: Gays and lesbians don’t want marriage. They want something different from marriage. Gays want a committed, sexual relationship with another man. And in practice, sometimes these relationships are monogamous, but the vast majority will quickly evolve into open relationships of one sort or another. Why? Gay monogamy tends to become very boring very quickly because of the missing component of complementarity.
Non-homosexuals (the 98.3% of Americans not identifying as gay or lesbian) are able to find and cling to their “missing half” who completes them. However, the elusive fantasy man that most gays long for and spend their lives searching for is an impossible dream.
Quentin Crisp, in his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, identified the conundrum facing most gay men: “If the Great Dark Man met me, he would not love me. If he did love me, he could not be my Great Dark Man.” In other words: If I found my dream man, no matter how masculine and virile, if he were interested in me either sexually or romantically or both, he could no longer be the man of my dreams, for he would no longer be 100% “straight.” His appeal would be utterly lost. One senses the snickering of the Father of Lies somewhere in the wings behind the hopeless, discouragement-fraught dreams of many gay men. No wonder so many become depressed, never finding themselves truly attached to another. There is no enduring unitive function and the procreative function of marriage is completely absent in homosexual “marital” acts. There is no well of eternal meaning from which to draw.
Varnishing mono-gender relationships with the term marriage and its accouterments does nothing to bring a new day of hope to lesbians and gays.
The man-woman definition of marriage — conjugal, complementary marriage — is an ensign not because it is a good idea, or the best among many. It is a bright ensign because it is the truth, undeniably displayed in nature and in each of our physical beings. We are made male and female, as complements to each other. And when male and female come together, they form a single procreative organism. The suggestion that the marriage of infertile couples is a logical inconsistency which throws open a door to genderless marriage is a ruse, a straw man argument. Whether they produce children or not, they become that single procreative organism.
When two males or two females attempt to join together sexually, they remain two males or two females. To base marriage solely on romantic or sexual interests requires averting our minds from easily discernable truth.
Our stories are not based on “reparative therapy,” so-called attempts to “pray away the gay,” or other efforts to change sexual orientation. Rather, we fully accept the reality of our same-sex attractions and fully affirm our individual self-worth, just as we are. We also attest that our attractions do not dictate our relationships. While we may not have a choice about our attractions, we do have a choice about our relationships. And rather than choose the now culturally acceptable and popularly celebrated “traditional” same-sex relationship, we instead have chosen marriage to a woman.
Here’s what the proponents of same-sex marriage and the many who have passively accepted its arrival may never be able to comprehend: Sex within marriage is about generously giving of ourselves, not taking what our eyes and minds covet. I would rather live freely according to reason, in harmony with the universe, than as a prisoner living according to the dictates of nothing more than hormone-triggered impulses.
The Supreme Court has now finalized and federalized the message — that for the same-sex attracted, marriage to a member of the opposite sex is an impossibility, even meaningless, and only same-sex marriage can bring gays and lesbians the personal and family fulfillment and happiness that is the universal desire of the human heart.
That one-size-fits-all message is false, yet this is what five members of the court have set in stone. The bright shining light of natural law is there for all to see, as it was for the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, as well as for every single major world religion and tradition throughout human history, yet last year five sets of eyes turned their gaze away from that bright light, as if truth had been eclipsed, and instead they peered covetously into the surrounding penumbra, dragging marriage — and the very meaning of male and female — into a twilight world.
Excerpts from: American Thinker.