So, I was all set to write a nice, well though out entry on the problems with the Gay Marriage and DOMA cases before the Supreme Court, but Erick Erickson at Red State basically stole my ideas before I wrote them.
Therein lies the problem for the gay rights movement.
As long as there are still Christians who actually follow Christ and uphold his word, a vast amount of people around the world — never mind Islam — will never ever see gay marriage as anything other than a legal encroachment of God’s intent.
So those Christians must be silenced. The left exerted a great deal of energy to convince everyone that the gay lifestyle is an alternative form of normal. It then has exerted a great deal of energy convincing people that because the gay lifestyle is just another variation of normal, gay marriage must be normalized.
Meanwhile, those Christians are out there saying it is not normal and are refusing to accept it as normal because of silly God dared to say marriage is a union between a man and woman.
Any Christian who refuses to recognize that man wants to upend God’s order will have to be driven from the national conversation. They will be labeled bigots and ultimately criminals.
Already we have seen florists, bakers, and photographers suffer because they have refused to go along with the cultural shift toward gay marriage. There will be more.
Once the world decides that real marriage is something other than natural or Godly, those who would point it out must be silenced and, if not, punished. The state must be used to do this. Consequently, the libertarian pipe dream of getting government out of marriage can never ever be possible.
Within a year or two we will see Christian schools attacked for refusing to admit students whose parents are gay. We will see churches suffer the loss of their tax exempt status for refusing to hold gay weddings. We will see private businesses shut down because they refuse to treat as legitimate that which perverts God’s own established plan. In some places this is already happening.
And that’s the problem in a nutshell. And it only gets worse when you consider that the Supreme Court will likely have to settle the issue of can the federal government order Christians to provide health insurance that covers things that violate their religious beliefs (ie abortion or in the case of Catholics contraception). If you asked George Washington or Thomas Jefferson the answer would clearly be an unequivocal no, the government cannot force you to do any such thing.
We have been on a steady marxist march in this country for far too long. The requirements that employers provide health coverage to their employees is marxist. Social Security is marxist, medicare is marxist. It’s all about moving the country in the direction of socialism. The left plays a long game. And now they’re using the issue of gay marriage to give them a weapon that they can use against Christians in order to silence us and force us from the public square. It really is that simple.
All the pieces are set. The plans are in motion. The only question at this point is, will they get away with it? Only God knows, and only time will reveal that answer to us. But from where I am sitting, they may have very seriously overreached. Much like the python that tried to eat the gator it may simply be too much too fast for them to digest.