On Tuesday February 7, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Walker’s mysterious discovery of the right to same sex marriage in the U.S. Constitution. Some people who have read the Constitution wonder about this since marriage is nowhere discussed there any more than privacy, abortion, sodomy or the right of local governments to take private property to deliver it to other private parties. Such people may have missed the news that we no longer have a written Constitution, but rather a “living” one, which is to say an imaginary one that exists only in the minds of a committee of nine lawyers called the Supreme Court. This situation has been going on for decades because the U.S. Constitution is dead in the hearts of an overwhelming majority of Americans. When asked about the Constitutionality of Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi replied “Are you kidding? Are you kidding?” This is a reasonable response from her point of view since no one has cared about the Constitution for a very long time. That is what also makes the question of Obama;s eligibility seem farcical. Why do you care about the Constitution now? Must be racism since you haven’t cared about it forever.
This same sex marriage ruling comes at the same time as a large number of other brazen assaults on the Christian community which is finally showing some signs of realizing their peril, albeit possibly too late. Secretary Sebelius has issued orders for Catholic institutions to participate in what they consider to be mortal sin. General Boykinis not allowed to speak at a West Point prayer breakfast because the U.S. arm of the Muslim Brotherhood calls him names. The federal courts uphold New York’s policy of not renting school space to churches while renting them to everyone else. The Supreme Court refuses to take up the case. It all reminds me of a Tee Shirt I saw a pro-abortion demonstrator wearing at an Operation Rescue event in 1989: “Christians Are Asswipes.”
This morning’s OC Register covered the Ninth Circuit Ruling with a picture of a typical pastor looking shocked, but still unsure of his position. “I don’t want to see people discriminated against, but this goes against Biblical morality.” No Scat Sherlock. Here we have Christian leadership on display. “I never took a stand against abortion, gay civil unions, gay sex clubs in schools or any of those violations of God’s Law, but now I want to take a half-hearted stand against this one.” Is it any wonder we are losing?
Still, one must hope. Faith, hope, and Charity are, after all, what always remain. Perhaps the devil’s disciples are going too far too fast. Perhaps a few segments of the sleeping Church will wake up.
If nothing else, this is good timing for me. I just bought my first ad for EMPIRE on the Christian Examiner online edition. It should go up in a few days. Maybe some frustrated Christians will buy a copy and start thinking about these things before they are thinking about them in a gulag somewhere.