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.