So, how did we lose the same-sex \”marriage\” (SSM) battle, after all?
I am no pessimist, I will never concede that violating the laws of God and Nature is permissible, but make no mistake; the battle against SSM is over, no matter what the Supreme Court decides. It ended with the last election. Why? Because we have leadership that has made it unapologetically clear that it will not enforce laws that are in conflict with its ideology. That is a matter of fact, not conjecture. How can they get away with such lawlessness? Well, at least on this issue, ask your college kids. While they may not agree with SSM, they will certainly have an entirely different paradigm on homosexuality that you do.
So, really, when did the wheels fall off this thing and, more importantly, why? I mean, forget our Founders, it is understood that they would not recognize America. Let’s just go back, say, 50 years. Ask yourself how your grandfather would have felt about SSM, partial birth abortion and death panels being the political issues of the day. Forget, even, about homosexuality, that is neither new nor shocking for adults of any era. If, however, society called your Grandpa a “bigot” for refusing to teach children that sodomy is normal, I assure you he’d have been up in arms.
So how did we end up here? Well, again, if you will indulge me, It’s the Devil, Stupid!
Before proceeding, I must confess, that I, for one, believe that mankind is on an accelerating continuum toward its own destruction. Consequently, the problems of the day are merely footholds to slow our ongoing decent into oblivion enough so we that won’t notice. Of course, acceptance of Grace and obedience to God’s will is the immediate solution, but that is an individual, rather than a societal decision.
It began, predictably enough, with disobedience to God’s law, as expressed by His Church. Beginning with the sexual revolution in the sixties we embraced that seemingly innocuous advance in human relationships known as “The Pill”. Forget, for a moment, that 50 years later we have pesky little residual problems like increase in estrogenic cancer and hermaphroditic fish. Let us instead concentrate on the spiritual impact of completely separating pregnancy from sex.
So, as sexual license spiraled of control we slowly began to accept co-habitation as the norm. As Catholics we should have rebelled right then, but our collective guilt at embracing our own birth control impeded us from advancing time honored “wait til marriage” advice to our children. Once procreation had been diabolically excised from sex, Pandora’s box had been opened. Still, we frowned upon homosexuality as abnormal for several more decades. Now the real problem began as we started doting over our new smaller families. Of course, restricting childbirth was the “right” thing to do, especially since Mom had to work so we could bank enough for college.
Next challenge, our kids reject marriage. By this time we, as parents, have invested so much of our lives in what we think will make them happy that we dare not cause a ruckus over their significant other. I mean Faith is fine as long as it doesn’t come between me and my children. So we plugged our ears to the agonized groaning of the Cross and bent the rules a little further…and the continuum…continued.
We have, for decades, effectively removed all traces of real love and responsibility from sex, yet we have the nerve to wonder how this generation thinks restricting anybody from anything is “unloving”. So we arrive at today, when the President of the United States wishes to remove the barriers of marriage from anybody who claim to “love” each other. The generation that we have raised has little understanding of He, Who is true Love, for we have abandoned Him for fear of losing them. Ah, Satan, you have played this one so very well…
May God rebuke you!
Admittedly, the situation appears somewhat hopeless, but I would advance the real theory of “Hope and Change” so disabused by our President. I defer to the absolute Mercy that was shown Dismas, the good thief, crucified next to Jesus. The worst day of his miserable life ended as he heard the words “Today, you will be with me in Paradise.”
We are in a mess, a mess of our own making, inspired by ingenious demonic exploitation of our wounded human nature, but we are well armed. It is indeed far too late for political solutions to our dying nation, the reversal must be spiritual — and it is only a decision away. This country must be saved one person at a time as we return to our Faith. The sound of us dropping to our knees will increase one drop at a time, like rainfall, as we see the folly of our pride.
I am not a pessimist. I tell myself daily, “It’s the Devil, Stupid” and thank God, we have ample weapons to defeat him!
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