Christians launch new offensive in War on FreedomJuly 3, 2008 — Deacon Duncan
The online Christian Post is reporting a fresh attempt by Christian-led activists to introduce government interference into personal liberty.
After the California Supreme Court’s infamous ruling that approved gay “marriage” two months ago, pro-family advocates talked endlessly for the need to strengthen the institution of marriage at the national level with a federal amendment.
Last week, pro-family groups finally saw their prayers answered when Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi re-introduced the Federal Marriage Act in the Senate for the first time since it stalled in the House nearly two years ago.
The measure, which reads, “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman,” would effectively outlaw gay “marriage” if it reaches a two-thirds majority approval in Congress.
It would also mark the second time in US history that a Christian-led political movement modified the Constitution to diminish its protection of individual liberty, contrary to the core principles on which this great nation was founded.
Pro-family groups said they were upbeat about the bill, while emphasizing its importance in protecting families.
Notice, they never seem to explain what it is that families are being protected from.
“Children are best served by having both a mother and a father,” said Tom McClusky, vice president for government affairs at the Family Research Council, in a statement.
“To deprive a child of [that] is something that no government should be trying to push,” he added.
Children are also best served by having parents who don’t feed them full of superstitious bunkum about God. If we’re going to amend the Constitution to outlaw sub-optimal child-rearing, let’s start by banning Christianity. But since when do parents have to be perfect in order to have kids?
Not that this has anything at all to do with whether or not homosexuals should be allowed to pick their own spouses, of course. Homosexuals already adopt children, legally, and allowing them to marry would not change this. This is pure smoke-and-mirrors intended to distract attention from the fact that the Anti-Marriage Act is simply spite: an attempt to punish gays for being the wrong thing.
As I’ve said before, the difference between justice and oppression is that justice punishes you for doing the wrong thing and oppression punishes you for being the wrong thing. If you murder someone and go to jail, you’re being punished for doing the wrong thing. This new Anti-Marriage Amendment is a punishment against gays for simply being something that Christians don’t approve of. Our Constitution was designed to protect minorities against just such instances of mob tyranny, and people like Roger Wicker ought to be invited to emigrate to Iran or some other place where God’s law is the law of the land. If you can’t stand freedom, you’re free to leave. Sez I.