If you’ve been on any form of social media today I’m sure you’ve seen the Supreme Court ruling mandating acceptance of same-sex marriage across the nation. Yes, all 50 states are now legally unopposed to it.
Social media has been inundated with articles, photos, and anything else you can think of to celebrate this new universal tolerance. The majority of what I have seen is people posting caustic statuses about how Christians should educate themselves on the Bible’s true meaning (love), or Christians who are posting about the way we should be reacting. The bashing is flooding in from both sides of the spectrum.
Today should not be equality versus inequality. It shouldn’t be gay versus straight. It shouldn’t be democrat versus republican. It shouldn’t be Christian versus non-Christian. Obviously, today will be one for the history books, but not for the reason you may originally think. Today should be the American citizens versus the Supreme Court.
If same-sex marriage were legalized in all 50 states as a result of state legislation it would be a completely different story. Obviously, as a Christian I don’t believe in same-sex marriage, but this entire issue has nothing to do with whether or not I believe homosexuality is right or wrong. It has everything to do with the fact that the Supreme Court has overstepped its limits by federally mandating same-sex marriage.
The ruling completely disregarded the Constitution – the document our country is founded on. Our founding fathers worked tirelessly to set a firm foundation for what, they hoped, would become a great nation and a beacon of hope and freedom to the rest of the world. I can say, in 2015, that I believe the United States of America became what they hoped it would be, but I am also afraid that it is falling quickly away. June 26, 2015, the day that the Supreme Court mandated that all states accept and allow same-sex marriage, and also the day the door to tyrannical future opened in America. The document that is the heart of our nation, the very bones of our society was blatantly disregarded today. The document that holds the pieces of our country together was disregarded today. If anything, today should also be remembered in history as the day the Supreme Court of the United States ignored the Constitution, our 227 year old founding document.
You might be thinking, “what on earth does same-sex marriage have to do with tyranny, this is supposed to be a day to celebrate love.” Well, it doesn’t really have to do with same-sex marriage. The fact is, if an issue isn’t a federal issue, it’s a state issue. State issues should be handled by the state government and federal issues should be handled by the federal government. The Supreme Court has no legal right to write up a new law, which is basically what happened today. They have no right to redefine the institution of marriage when they didn’t create the original definition in the first place. We have checks and balances in America for a reason. Today was a glimpse of what it is like to have one entity of power in a nation.
In all honesty, same-sex marriage was legal in 36 states yesterday. There were only 14 states that had a ban on same-sex marriage. America was already headed in the direction is universal legalization. Homosexuals have always been around, and I can pretty much guarantee they always will. Regardless of whether it’s legal or not to be married, there are homosexuals in every state, in every city, and in every county. Those people are an integral part of our society whether or not you even know their sexual orientation. In 10 years, we probably would have already universally legalized same-sex marriage, and that isn’t the problem. If our nation was going to end up there anyway, I wish we had done it the right way, because now we’ve opened up access to potentially dangerous territory. In the first ever inaugural speech, George Washington warned the country against turning against its founding principles, but we are now living in the America he warned about.