By Tom Quiner
“We know what’s good for the little people.”
That’s what the Supreme Court is once again saying in today’s court ruling that has contorted itself into a pretzel to discover that the Constitution says marriage is all about lifestyle.
Just as in Roe v Wade, the Court overturns state law and imposes immorality on us.
Here’s the irony: people with same-sex attractions have always been able to marry.
They have always been free to marry anyone of the opposite gender. By the same token, people with opposite-sex attractions were prohibited from marrying people of the same gender. There was no discrimination, since marriage was a secular institution designed to protect the fruit of the union of one man and one woman: children.
Marriage was all about children. Now it isn’t.
The ramifications are enormous. We have already seen how people of faith who embrace traditional one man/one woman marriage have been discriminated against. Just last week here in Iowa, Christian wedding vendors were forced to shutter their doors since they refused to host so-called same-sex weddings. Stories like this abound throughout the land.
With this ruling, anti-Christian discrimination will eventually move to the next level as liberal pressure groups demand that Catholic and Protestant churches perform so-called gay weddings.
Catholic churches, of course, will refuse as will many Protestant ones. Legal sanctions will follow, most likely with the threat to remove their tax-exempt status. That will be the kiss-of-death for many churches that operate on tight budgets.
Religious liberty and so-called gay marriage cannot co-exist. The Left has made that clear. Increasingly, so are the courts.
What a sad day for the United States of America. The First Amendment is in tatters.