The media were ready today for a decision on Proposition 8 by the United States Supreme Court. The nine justices met in a closed session to decide which cases to accept on appeal, including California’s Prop. 8 on marriage and several cases challenging the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act. No announcement from the court on these marriage cases, but word is expected next week. Then we’ll know whether Prop. 8 has a chance to be rescued from the judicial activist federal judges in San Francisco.
Here’s what I told the Sacramento Bee this week, which appeared in a front-page story today:
Randy Thomasson, president of the conservative SaveCalifornia.com, said he would be “surprised and shocked if you couldn’t find four votes on the high court to take this case.” For the court to deny review, he said, “is basically unleashing the wolves against marriage and the vote of the people.”
And here’s what I emailed to Sacramento Bee columnist Anita Creamer, when she asked for my comment today. While I don’t know whether she’ll publish any of this, I still want you to see it so you can teach these truths to your children and grandchildren:
California voters have twice affirmed the self-evident fact that marriage is only for one man and one woman when they approved Proposition 22 in 2000 and Proposition 8 in 2008. But in the end, the truth isn’t based on votes or opinion polls or mere feelings. When it comes to real marriage, human physiology clearly shows that a man and a woman are physically designed to fit together. Science continues to show that there is no “gay gene,” therefore no special rights or laws are justified for those who engage in homosexual behavior. And study after study continues to affirm that the best environment for a child to be raised is with a married father and mother living under the same roof. Government schools and the entertainment media have done a powerful job of teaching moral relativism ad nauseam, while avoiding the teaching of real science and biology on this matter. And with no rigorous critical thinking taught in public schools, it’s not surprising that the younger generation is confused about sexual absolutes and numb to societal consequences. The truth has always been, and will always remain, no matter what any law says, that if you don’t have one man and one woman, you don’t have real marriage.
These are the things you shall do:
Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace.
Zechariah 8:16 NKJV