I was under the impression that last year’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act did not federalize the issue of marriage. Rather, I thought it paved the way for states to decide the issue on their own. In my opinion, that’s where the issue of marriage should be and should stay, a state issue. If this is the case, then someone forgot to tell U.S. District Judge Terrence Kern. He issued a ruling yesterday that effectively struck down the ban on homosexual marriage put into place by Oklahoma voters in 2004. This amendment to our state’s Constitution was approved by 76% of the voters, but it was ruled unconstitutional by one man in a black robe.
You can agree or disagree with homosexuality all you want, but this has even more implications than federalizing the immorality that is inherent in homosexual marriage. The rights of the states to determine such issues is slowly being removed by a cadre of federal judges who seem to believe that every case is a federal case. I am afraid Charles Phipps is correct in his assessment.
OK Politechs - Readers of my blog know that I have previously predicted that homosexual marriage will one day be legal in all fifty states. Our country certainly seems to be headed in that direction. This case will most definitely make its way to the Supreme Court, but how they might rule is anyone’s guess. With the continued attack by the liberals and the federal government on states rights it would not surprise me in the least if the majority of the Justices rule that the ban is indeed unconstitutional. Once that happens I predict lawsuits will begin to be filed against churches and ministers who refuse to perform homosexual weddings. Step by step, destroying morality and any semblance of religious freedom is the left’s agenda.
Lawsuits like this one are classic examples of the importance of the presidency. Presidents appoint judges and one man in a robe can change society. But, while one man in a black robe may have the power to declare something legal, he will never have the authority to make it moral. Immorality and licentiousness have permeated our society, being highly promoted by those on the left and even many on the right. People do not want to be told their choices or their lifestyles are immoral and the best way for them to combat that is to legalize it, force society to accept it and silence those who dissent. That is precisely what the battle over homosexual marriage is about. With every state that declares homosexual marriage legal and with every judge who declares bans unconstitutional, the left achieves a victory that cannot be undone. There is no going back toward the right; only more left.
Oklahoma is considered by many Americans to be the reddest of red states. I am proud of that distinction, but that does not mean we are exempt from the continual onslaught and advancement of the liberal agenda. Even though well over one million Oklahoma voters approved the amendment that banned homosexual marriage in our state, our wishes have been turned away because of the far-reaching tentacles of a federal government that seems to know no boundaries.
The liberal agenda has been firmly established in Washington, D.C. It is also deeply entrenched in the liberal strongholds that are the blue states. States such as Oklahoma and Texas have been long considered to be conservative strongholds, but the liberals want to change that. I have heard it said that the Democrats intend to turn Texas blue in a few years and I would not doubt they have the same designs on Oklahoma.
You may ask, why did I pivot from the issue of homosexual marriage to the liberal agenda? It’s simple. You only have to look a little to see how this works. Little by little, states’ rights are being removed. The issue of homosexual marriage is just one issue the liberals are working on. Gun control and abortion are two others. The United States Constitution specifically leaves most of the power in our government to the states. The liberal agenda is designed, no it requires, for that power to be removed from the states and given to the federal government. That’s the only way the liberals can achieve their goals. I believe the issue of homosexual marriage is the backbone of a push that will lay the foundation for advancing every part of the liberal agenda.
In and of itself, homosexual marriage is a issue that will not go away. It is a battle we have to keep fighting, but the ramifications that are inherently carried within this issue will have far-reaching consequences for our country. It will help destroy the moral fabric that helps hold us together, but it will also help destroy the Republic that we are supposed to be. God help us all if it does.