SCOTUS and Same Sex Marriage

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By Jerry Ralph Curry, CP Op-Ed Contributor
April 10, 2013|11:52 am

If this summer's actions by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) reclassify same sex marriage as a civil right, the homosexual lifestyle will have become the norm for American civilization, in spite of the fact that for thousands of years marriage has traditionally been only between a man and a woman.

This reclassification may work for a small minority of people, but it won't work for society in general. If it were such a good idea, America's citizens would be able to freely participate in the gay life style without doing harm to themselves and to society. Evil is more than ignorance; when a court is most convinced that it is doing well is when it is most susceptible to doing harm. Someone who prefers to live the same sex lifestyle is not just an American who wants to be treated like everyone else. Homosexuals want to fundamentally change American society and the heterosexual way of life.

If every American adopted this kind of lifestyle, a hundred years from now America would cease to exist, because during that period no children would be born. Should SCOTUS actually declare homosexuality a civil right, it logically follows that polygamy, pedophilia and bestiality would one day also be declared a civil right by the Court. In spite of society's thirst for more modernism, inclusiveness and diversity, who would want to live in the midst of such moral depravity?

From where do our laws and rights emanate? The Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, explains the origin of our rights as the Nation's
Founders believed them to be, "to assume the separate and equal Station to which the laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them."

Then our Founder's declared, "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."

Our great nation's Founders assumed that our divine, God given rights transcend the rights of government, that these rights are entitlements bestowed upon mankind by the author of history and the distributor of Divine Law, that is, by God himself. Our forefathers clearly stated that they believed man's unalienable rights came from this God, and that man inherited them at birth.

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In the view of the community and the American culture in which I was born and grew up, homosexuality is an evil, a sin, and an abomination. Participating in it is not a right, and we should not approve of it just because some people want to participate in it. Homosexuals are not just Americans who want to be treated like everyone else. The aim of their assault on the traditional American family is to fully change and corrupt existing American society and the American family.

Just because an adult thinks he has fallen in love with his teenage son or daughter; or a six year old thinks he or she has fallen in love with another six year old child, is not reason enough or sufficient justification enough for society to sanction their being united in marriage. Traditionally this foul way of life has been, and in my judgment should continue to be, unacceptable to American civilization.

This is not just about SCOTUS endorsing same sex marriage; it is about creating families, about connecting with the human race; it is about providing children with a father and mother image that they can emulate, and having parents that can mentor them. A family is far more than a piece of paper saying two people are legally connected.

Our society and culture should not bless the homosexual life style just so a child can have two or more supposedly loving mothers or fathers. Because someone thinks they have fallen in love with a horse or a pet snake does not mean that they should be allowed to legally marry those animals with society's blessing.

At the settling of an estate, just because an animal is mentioned in the will does not mean that that animal should be awarded a collection of Picasso paintings, a bank account, or a Bentley. For, over time, that is where all this leads.

And once SCOTUS throws wide open society's homosexual doors, it will be impossible to get them back into the barn, let alone back into the stall. Even worse, the lawyers will have a litigating field day. It is impossible to imagine how much fun they will have and how creative they will become arguing cases under such a Supreme Court ruling.

According to our Founders citizen's rights transcend government rights; they are entitlements bestowed upon mankind at birth by a just God, the author of history and the Creator of divine law. That same God bestows upon mankind certain unalienable rights. Our government is crafted and designed to protect those rights, not just to exploit and enjoy the freedoms they provide.

In its deliberations and decisions concerning whether the Constitution permits citizens to openly flaunt the gay life style, SCOTUS should be guided by the natural law and moral code given to us by our Creator, the God of our founding. In a society, without a moral basis for its actions and beliefs, any and everything is permissible, including the concocting of evil intrigues and abominable life styles.

Gen. Jerry Ralph Curry is author of the recently published book: "From Private to General: An African-American Rises Through The Ranks." He is a decorated combat veteran, Army Aviator, Paratrooper and Ranger who has served his country both in the military and as a Presidential political appointee for nearly forty years.
 

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