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Kyle Williams: Massachusetts court: Just going with the times | Saturday, November 22, 2003 | Kyle Williams

Posted on 12/02/2003 1:09:13 AM PST by JohnHuang2

Massachusetts court: Just going with the times

Posted: November 22, 2003
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2003

It played a role in the turn of the century explosion of Darwinism. It marked itself in the Humanist Manifestos. It exploded in the sexual revolution of the '60s. It manifested itself in the debate of the meaning of "is" during the Clinton administration. Now, it's evident that it played a huge role in the Massachusetts Supreme Court this past week.

As you have probably already heard, on Wednesday, the highest court in Massachusetts issued a decision striking down a ban on same-sex marriages in that state. In more confirmation that America is run by liberal courts, the 4-3 ruling declares that homosexual couples have a constitutional right to marry.

Around the country, some people are praising the decision and others are appalled. You know how it goes: The homosexuals at NOW, HRC and GLAAD are happy about it, and the conservative Christians at FF, TRC and CWFA are upset about the decision. Additionally, the country as a whole is divided on this issue. So, who's right?

One can only begin to answer that question if he has a sense of absolute truth and morality. Moreover, that's where the division is – between those on the left who have no sense of absolutely truth and morality, and those on the right who fervently defend the idea.

As much as Kim Gandy and the rest of her disgusting friends at NOW want you to believe, marriage has not always been regarded as merely a legal union between two living entities. From the beginning of creation and the marriage of Adam and Eve up until now, marriage has been a God-ordained, sacred institution.

Yet, now our courts are defying God's plan for how we are to live. But this is not defiance exclusive to Massachusetts courts. Simply, it's the state's highest court floating along in the tide of society, following the pattern that began over a century ago.

I suppose the Massachusetts court was simply following the beliefs of the state's citizenry. Though it was once a birthplace of freedom, Massachusetts is now known as a bastion of immorality and extreme liberalism, almost like the rest of America.

Our founding roots were Judeo-Christian, with a fervent love for freedom, in contrast with today's America. The times have changed; the tide that is controlling our society is declaring itself in all areas of America. Thus, if the electorate follows this tide, shouldn't government? Shouldn't all entities of our country? They should all follow suit, throwing our future down the drain. Right?

Our domestically moderate president has other ideas. "Marriage is a sacred institution between a man and a woman. Today's decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court violates this important principle," President Bush said in a statement. "I will work with congressional leaders and others to do what is legally necessary to defend the sanctity of marriage."

President Bush may be speaking of the Federal Marriage Amendment that many conservatives are supporting these days, one that defines marriage as something between a man and a woman.

But is this really what we need? Yes, family is important. Yes, family is what has defined America and its culture. Nevertheless, can a constitutional amendment hold that together?

That "it" wrote about in the beginning of the column, that "it" that has played a role in every major immoral action in our society, that "it" that is now tearing our country apart – that "it" is the extreme defiance to absolute truth and morality.

When a society cannot even remain consistent in its definition of simple terms and refuses to recognize the basic building blocks of moral principles, we have got a long, dirty road ahead.

Still, if our society refuses to recognize truth and morality, but our government enacts these restrictions and laws, attempting to make up for America's moral issues, a greater problem will be at hand.

On the other end of the spectrum, if Judeo-Christian Americans stand up for radical change in our culture, creating an inside and then outside change, the future of America will be in good hands.

TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: goodridge; samesexmarriage
Tuesday, December 2, 2003

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