Bryan Fischer
The Dred Scott of gay marriage
By Bryan Fischer
October 7, 2014

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Some people are calling yesterday's Supreme Court decision, which eventually will impose sodomy-based marriage on the entire country, the Roe v. Wade of gay marriage. It's far worse than that.

(Don't be fooled by those who say the Court did not act yesterday. It most decidedly did. Not to decide is a decision. Not to act is an action. The Court knew exactly and precisely the consequences of their judicial inaction.)

The nearest parallel we can find to what happened yesterday is the Court's 1857 decision legitimizing the institution of slavery. In the Dred Scott case, the Supreme Court put its stamp of approval on a pernicious, degrading, decivilizing institution and gave it the patina of constitutional authority.

The Court duplicated its wrongheaded and grossly immoral Dred Scott ruling yesterday by imposing same-sex marriage on the entire country. This is tyranny.

The Court was wrong in 1857 and it was wrong yesterday. It was wrong on slavery and it is wrong on sodomy.

Yesterday's decision brings the number of states which recognize gay marriage to 30, all but six of them against the will of their own people. As a result of yesterday's decision, five more states will soon be forced to join them. By the time this Court has finished working its mischief, all 50 states will be bludgeoned into recognizing the infamous crime against nature as a basis for marriage. This is a monstrous evil. This breathtaking overreach on the part of the central government would make King George blush with pride.

It's worth reiterating that just six states have chosen to recognize same-sex marriage through the democratic process. All the rest have had it shoved down their throats by reckless renegades wearing black robes. It's worth remembering that the first words in the Constitution are "We the People," not "We the Judges."

The federal Constitution given to us by the Founders is silent on the subject of marriage and homosexuality. You can read it front to back, back to front, left to right, right to left, upside down and in Sanskrit and you will find not a single, solitary shred of authorization for any part of the central government to dictate domestic policy to the states.

Article I, Section 8 lists all the powers of action the people of the United States have delegated to our central government. The authority to define marriage is not among them. It is conspicuous by its absence.

Since the authority to define marriage policy is not a power that we the people have given to the central government, that power of action belongs exclusively to the states themselves under the 9th and 10th Amendments.

Thus the first breach of the Constitution came when a federal court even chose to hear a same-sex marriage case in the first place. The definition of marriage is quite literally none of the federal government's business.

The Court yesterday enshrined an institution that is as morally bankrupt and indefensible as the institution of slavery. Slavery ate away America's soul and homosexual marriage will do the same thing. It is a deviant and grotesque caricature of the real thing. For this sexual debauchery to be normalized by the highest court in the land is a sign of a nation plunging headlong into a bottomless moral abyss.

Yesterday the Supreme Court did something unconscionable, unconstitutional and un-American. It cannot stand and in the end it will not stand. To say that the Court settled the issue of homosexual marriage yesterday is as foolish as saying Dred Scott settled the issue of slavery.

The justices have run America's ship of state full speed into the rock of God's unchanging truth. That ship of state will break apart long before the rock of the word of God does. This ruling is not just a judicial travesty. It is a national tragedy. May God have mercy on the United States of America.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

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