Some Thoughts On Regaining Western Marriage

The secular world has killed marriage as it has been known through the long history of Western Civilization. It will never be engaged in any meaningful way again by a culture that has essentially thrown off the shackles of sexuality. Marriage was never the goal of achieving “marriage equality.” The goal was to do away with marriage and its limitations as an institution for the fluid and feelings-based concept of “love.” God is no longer needed and neither is His marriage.

If those Christians who are still interested in preserving marriage have any hope of regaining ground within their own churches, they will need to recover two important ideas.

First is the permanence of marriage. The Western Church has always, in some fashion or form, recognized the union between one man and one woman was not to be broken save for infidelity or death. Adultery was once a crime and divorce once brought social shame. Both of these broke marriage, violating the permanence. The filth and farce that is called “gay marriage” did not destroy marriage. It is the decadent celebration of the institution of marriage being burned to the ground.

Second is the hierarchy in marriage. Men and women cannot be equal and be married. Marriage and equality of the sexes are at stark odds with each other and cannot be reconciled, no matter how much “love” greases the grinding gears of two people pulling opposite directions and expecting the other to follow. Male headship has long been assumed to the be solution to this conflict. It is obvious that men and women are different and both will have different goals for the family. To make men and women equal in marriage is to ensure endless conflict until one spouse either gives in or leaves.

It is interesting to note that while Western marriage has been destroyed for the cause the sexual democracy, it is being remade. Only it looks quite different from what marriage once was.

The Church Is Now Organized Crime

CNN reports, “In a landmark opinion, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable.”

Everywhere, homosexuals and there heterosexual endorsers are celebrating a major political victory. The question is just what or who have they won a victory over?

Initially, the idea that two men or two women sexualizing each other is somehow considered the same as a man and woman interacting in a way that both is moral and natural seems ludicrous. This is why much of the dirty realities of same-sex relationships are covered with a purifying white veil of ambiguous terms like “love” and “relationship.” When the word “marriage” comes up, it is a pseudo-romantic notion based on emotions and those emotions justify whatever physical acts performed.

What you will hear, in one way or another, is that the victory that has been won is gays who love each other overcoming a bitter zealous culture that hates them simply because they are gay, in the same way this culture hates non-Anglos, women, and the poor. That headlined narrative is merely feelings-based rhetoric and many ascribe to it actually believe it.

The real victory is found in the recent acceptance of same-sex marriage in Ireland. For centuries, Ireland was an overwhelmingly Catholic country, with the Church holding fast the teaching that marriage is between one man and one woman. Ireland threw aside its Catholic identity for the acceptance of equal sexual rights. Writing for Crisis Magazine, James Matthew Wilson says:

The reason the Irish—as Irish—are celebrating is that they have with this referendum delivered a decisive and final blow to their venerable image as a Catholic nation. They have taken their vengeance on the Church. They must relish the unshackling; they must love the taste of blood.

The modern world does not rebel against the heavenly things of God, such as the Crucifixion and Resurrection, because it is comfortable in its religious atheism, with heavenly matters kept far away from affairs on earth by scientific skepticism.

What the modern world is rebelling against are the earthly things of God, such as Marriage and the Church. In the modern mind, these things belong to man and must answer to his constitutional right to happiness and whatever he deems happiness to be relative to the individual. The US Supreme Court has handed a victory to the people’s war against the Church and there is no more poignant symbol of this victory that the utter rejection by law of the Church’s long-held teachings on sex and marriage.

Now that same-sex marriage is the law of the land and with same-sex marriage being perfectly defiant against the Church, if the Church, and individual Christians, do not accept the law of the land, the law will have to be enforced or the law will not be taken seriously. The Church in America, holding as it does to marriage as being of God, moral, and between one man and one woman, is now against the law of the land.

The Church is now considered by modernity to be organized crime.