Now that the federal judiciary has made a huge power grab and forced same sex marriage upon numerous states, we are beginning to see some resistance.
Here in North Carolina, Phil Berger Sr. filed a bill in the North Carolina Senate this week that would assure religious liberty for public servants who deal with marriages. Skip Stam has indicated his intent to develop legislation dealing with similar matters in the North Carolina House. Predictably, various parts of the media/ left complex within the state began to howl. The state's mainstream media-- including our own Greensboro News and Record-- is openly opposing religious liberty in favor of the sexual liberty they covet.
But in fact, in other states, public officials are much more bold.
In the state of Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore has penned an amazing letter to the governor stating the legal reasons for his opposition to the runaway federal judiciary. He makes clear that he intends to uphold the Alabama Constitution; and urges the governor to do the same. Ed Whelan says Moore is not out of bounds.
Have we seen North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin take a similar stand?
Several states-- South Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas-- are considering legislation that would prohibit state or local government employees from issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.
We could be doing more in North Carolina to stop this juggernaut. We could be doing more to resist and oppose the activist federal judiciary.
There is widespread foolishness and incompetence and cowardice across the nation on this issue. One article remarks how the various GOP governors have demonstrated timidity. Scott Walker in Wisconsin has been one of these. And another is Governor McCrory here in North Carolina, who was quickly eager to accede to the activist federal courts.
Concerns have been expressed regarding the incompetence of the legal teams that have been defending traditional marriage in the federal courts.
Even to this day, we hear the proponents of same sex marriage putting forth arguments in the public square that homosexual behavior is exclusively an inborn, genetic, predetermined outcome. But the scientific evidence does not even remotely support that conclusion. (In fact, studies of pairs of identical twins apparently do not even demonstrate genetic inevitability.) And yet we see little effective counter-argument against the claims that are typically made.
Another claim typically advanced by the pro-gay marriage crowd is the absence of adverse effects on children raised by same sex couples. But Mark Regnerus has refuted those claims.
We can choose to resist what is happening. Or we can blithely accept what the federal judiciary is forcing upon our state.
But beware the agenda of those who are pushing same sex marriage. A lesbian journalist was quoted:
(F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there...
The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist...
I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”
Micah Clark concludes:
(T)he true agenda behind the homosexual demands organizations is not marriage equality; it is the total unraveling of marriage and uprooting traditional values from society.
The state of North Carolina ought to "just say no". We ought to refuse to acquiesce with the social engineers in the federal courts. In fact, we should have done this on the abortion issue 40 years ago.