Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Is America Morally Bankrupt? Let's Find Out! With Examples!
With ebola raging in West Africa, and ISIS raging in Iraq and Syria, and Obama raging on the golf course, you'd think there would be enough for you and me to worry about. Yet, through all of these external problems, I still have found time to worry about the internal structures holding us together here in the United States. I see those social structures unravelling at a frightening pace. And while war and pestilence bring their own problems, the self-destruction of American society has the singular power to destroy the country.
I've recently written several blogs about same sex marriage and the harms it has brought to our social, political, judicial, and religious institutions. Under the guise of "equality," same sex marriage has the potential to break the weakened back of the very foundations of our society, namely the institutions of marriage and family.
This week, Arizona's marriage laws have been thrown out the window by judicial fiat - meaning that a single federal district court judge overturned Arizona's constitutional definition of marriage, which was passed in 2008 by a large majority of Arizonans.
Many of my friends on Facebook have posted and reposted memes and news stories celebrating this turn to "equality." Anyone who has disagreed has been excoriated and banned (of course, in the name of "equality").
The examples on Facebook alone should tell us something about the "equality" we face under the new morality of homosexual marriage. What it tells me is that, in general, we've lost our moral compass and can no longer distinguish between choosing right over wrong.
As cases in point, I recently came across the following four stories:
Hermaphroditic Snail Becomes Gay Marriage Mascot
Taiwanese scientists have discovered a new hermaphroditic land snail species and have dubbed the gastropod Aegista diversifamilia, "the diverse forms of human families," in honor of the "struggle for the recognition of same-sex marriage rights." (Source)
Yes, we've now been reduced to naming snails with two sex organs as mascots of same sex marriage. Is there no irony in comparing human relationships with a snail? Or in proclaiming a snail with both male and female sex organs as a model for homosexual relationships?
The mind boggles at the implications.
Marriage Rates Hit New Low
Young people are getting married later and later in life, and more people are choosing not to get married at all.
There are many reasons for the decline in marriage in the US, including an anti-marriage culture. The effect of the decline is an general attitude that refuses to acknowledge the importance to care for our young. We, in general, are removing the underpinnings of society best created to take care of the next generation of children, which in turn degrades those structures for generations to come.
In effect, we are breeding generations of social imbeciles, incapable of understanding and maintaining successful marriage and family relationships.
Redefining Marriage Hurts Women
In a heart-breaking article, a women talked about her experience as her husband declared himself gay, then proceeded to place his "gayness" above all other concerns: above duty, above family, above responsibility, and even above love. (Read the Article Here)
What this woman highlighted is the Big Lie of homosexual dogma, which is that being "gay" as a category absolves homosexuals from all other social responsibilities. Sure, there are homosexuals who maintain higher ideals, but this woman's story highlights the hidden, and very dark, side of gay ideology.
In my own experience, I've seen men who choose to follow the gay lifestyle, divide families and hurt the women they were married to. One such individual has attempted to maintain an "I want it all" attitude: staying married, attempting to care for his family, and keeping relationships with his latest boyfriend. The result is a deeply depressed wife and children who are fragmenting away from the family in order to get away from the duplicity of their father's life.
Recently, ministers in a town in Idaho(!) were told to perform same sex marriages or face jail time and/or a fine. Apparently, city officials have declared their wedding chapel a public place, and therefore are somehow subject to anti-discrimination statutes.
Even more worrisome, the lesbian mayor of Houston, Texas, Annise Parker, issued subpoenas to five local preachers to submit to the government, "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession." (Source)
In the name of homosexual "rights," the mayor of Houston basically demanded to see all communication about homosexuals from local preachers, in order to censure them. Yes, the mayor's office buckled under public backlash (only to reduce the demands to "speeches" instead of sermons).
Yet, there are those who will still see that Parker's attempt to curb free speech and free expression of religion as a public good. They will see it as a means to bring "equality."
And that, folks, is scarier to me than any threat of ISIS or ebola.