In a 5-4 split, the Supreme Court today declared war on Christians. Justice Kennedy, writing for the court, held that “The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.”
Having taken this decision out of the political process, the radicals have left few options. It’s time for civil disobedience, because they’re coming for the Christians now.
Never mind that today’s ruling is so broad, that it leaves the door wide open for plural marriage, incest, and every other form of marriage between people that anyone wants to sue for. Polygamy cultists in the rural west are the big winners today.
But now we’re at the point that anyone who opposes this practice, of declaring that a union of two men or two women can be a “marriage,” is now denying or disparaging those two people their civil and Constitutional rights, according to the President and the Supreme Court. Depending on who you are, and what you do, that will be declared a crime, either under the Civil Rights Act or some other piece of federal, state, or local legislation.
And it doesn’t even matter if you live in a sane place now. Kennedy’s ruling was so expansive that the activist radicals now can parade across the country looking for test cases.
The radicals have subverted our republican (not partisan, but as in our system as a Constitutional republic) ideals, and replaced them with the dictates of extremist courts. Dan McLaughlin points out that this ruling is of the same bent (that I would call extremely activist) as Roe v Wade and Dred Scott v Sanford.
After Dred Scott, abolitionists were put in a bind. William Lloyd Garrison was distraught, and ended up giving up on political means of opposing slavery, as he took the Court at its word that the Constitution served slavery, and denied liberty nationwide. Others sought to defy the court and declare free soil anyway. That movement led the the founding of the Republican Party, and the Civil War.
After Roe, our country has been thrown into a bitter, polarizing political fight over abortion, that gets more strident with every passing year. I expect Obergefell v. Hodges will have the same effect, and we must be ready for this. I’m not a Christian, but I know injustice when I see it, and I’m expecting that injustice to be brought to my countrymen. I don’t care to stand by while that happens.
It’s time to defy the court on this. It’s time to fight back. Nonviolent civil disobedience is the only option we have been left under this terrible ruling. We will be heard.