The Sunset Quickens
© June 26, 2015, All Rights Reserved.
“O people, know that you have committed great sins, and that the great ones among you have committed these sins. If you ask me what proof I have for these words, I say it is because I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan to the Muslims of Bukhara, 1220 A.D.*
On the day that a heroic pastor is laid to rest in Charleston, SC. – the victim of senseless hatred and disregard for human life – the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the sodomistic practice of ‘same-sex’ marriage as an alleged Constitutional right. Justice Kennedy going as far as to state that, basically, marriage remains the strongest of all human unions before casting his judgment with those who seek to dismantle the dignity of the human person. Kennedy declared openly his ignorance regarding both the concept of marriage as an institution and the concept of union itself. In this regard, he joined four other members of the liberal wing of the Court to commit wanton treason against both the Constitution and human society itself.
Marriage remains neither a right nor a privilege, but a “grave duty” towards the survival of the human population. Its purpose rests with procreation and the continuation of the human race as, for instance, a human mating with a gorilla cannot ever produce either an ape or a man. For centuries known to those of the Judeo-Christian persuasion, the commandment of God has acknowledged, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body” (Genesis 2:24, New American Bible). Any other interpretation violates both adherence to God and recognition of the human condition, leaving individuals to be little less than Homo sapiens – slaves to their earthly bodies.
Never once in the course of Western society has “marriage” ever been imagined as a means to whet sexual appetites or ensure that benefits could transfer to a lover. On the contrary, marriage represents a millennial-long institution whose soul purpose was to bring two dissimilar ‘halves’ together in one easily recognizable “whole”. In other words, the maternal instincts of the female shared with the protective instincts of the male to form that rarest of all species, “parents”. Even when the child was born of others and ushered into the family via adoption – whether formal or informal – that child knew that mothers were there to offer role models to daughters and fathers to sons. That is, even a mere child could tell the difference between “mommy” and “daddy” or between sister and brother.
When families descend into single-parent status, the result is a preponderance of crime and a deficiency of social harmony, regardless of whether “exceptions to the rule” are taunted by academics and journalists alike. To succeed outside the nuclear family remains as difficult as escaping from a black hole. Both violate the laws of physics, whether human or subatomic. To define marriage as anything less than a sacred bond between God and the male/husband-female/wife pair rests as a travesty of unimaginable proportions.