In a secular society where the citizens of a nation do not believe in God, the arguments for gay marriage are perfectly legitimate. If, however, a nation is founded upon the belief that God has called its people to honor Him and live according to a righteous standard that is different from the rest of the world, the union of marriage with same sex persons should not occur.
The Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom for all people, irrespective of who a person is or what they believe. The Constitution does not provide protection for perversion or those who act in ways that are in opposition to the laws of nature.
Notice the specific language of the opening text from the Declaration of Independence:
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
The United States was founded upon the belief that God has called us as a nation, and that our liberty was given to us from God. If we remove our conviction that God is the source of our nation, and begin to act in ways that are contrary to His laws, we will experience His wrath. See: “America’s Spiritual Heritage.”
[C]an the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? – that they are not to be violated but with His wrath?[1a] —Thomas Jefferson
To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. All efforts made to destroy the foundations of our Holy Religion ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation… in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom… Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all the blessings which flow from them – must fall with them. [1b] —Jedidiah Morse
“If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”[2a] —Ronald Reagan Read the rest of this entry »