On March 26, 2013, the March for Marriage will descend upon Washington, D.C. for a rally and protest in support of California’s Proposition 8, which is set to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court the same day. This event, organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), and endorsed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is expected to bring together several social conservative organizations and their supporters to make public their support of Prop 8.
Proposition 8 was a California ballot initiative, passed in 2008, which defined marriage for the California state constitution as being between one man and one woman. That amendment was challenged in court by homosexual activists who said it was discriminatory, and the case now will go before the Supreme Court.
In stark contrast, the Respect for Marriage Coalition, a high profile LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocacy group, has launched an advertising campaign to garner support for legitimizing same-sex marriage. Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, appears in one of the ads saying, “Allowing them to live together with the protection of the law, it seems to me is the way we should be moving in this country.” His statement echoes President Obama’s 2013 inaugural address assertion:
“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law.”
Even former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, offers her support in this effort through the Americans for Marriage Equality advertisements.
Same-sex marriage advocates tug at the emotions of an already morally corrupt society in hopes of convincing on-the-fence onlookers to support their position. Guilt ridden justifications are used as meditative mantras. How can you deny two people who love one another the opportunity to share the benefits afforded to married couples? Why should LGBT people be excluded from enjoying the same quality of life as heterosexual people? God made us this way, why would you deny us our rights under the same law?
The culture of any civilization is like a onion. With each layer that is slowly peeled away in redefining God’s Word and plan for mankind, another layer of acceptance is achieved. Continue peeling, and you eventually forget what you peeled away and lost – - – until it’s too late. Yet with each generation, man feels compelled to usurp God. He methodically peels away at the onion. Sperm banks. Abortion. Euthanasia. All to protect a person’s right to immorality. Man arrogantly believes that he knows better. He wants to accommodate everyone’s preferences by altering God’s wisdom. But man’s perspective is, as always will be, short-sighted. God sees the bigger picture, and thus sees the consequences of man’s arrogance and ignorance. The maleficence of same-sex marriage is incomprehensible.
At the center of this vortex are the watchful eyes of groups who ardently believe that their unions are just as legitimate and justifiable. This perspective is not propaganda from overzealous Christians, but from these groups own public statements. They wait patiently for the next layer of the onion to be peeled away.
NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) is one of those perverse groups who are watching same-sex marriage legislation with great interest. Established in 1978, this organization has already been legitimized by the ACLU in protecting their constitutional rights. Meanwhile, they continue to seek acceptance in allowing adult men to engage in “lawful consensual sex” with boys reportedly as young as 8 years old. Basically, they seek legalized pedophilia. What is legislated as a right for one group will only spread to become a right for all groups. David Thorstad, the founder of NAMBLA, has stated publicly,
“Freedom is indivisible. The liberation of children, women, boy-lovers, and homosexuals in general, can occur only as complementary facets of the same dream.”
Impossible, you say? People would never allow that to happen?
That’s what people thought before the 1970′s when the first efforts to legitimize same-sex unions began. Today, the United States has nine state governments (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Maine, Maryland, Washington and the District of Columbia) that have legalized same-sex “marriage” and offer same-sex “marriages”. Their efforts were accomplished through legislation, court ruling, and in three of these states, it has been upheld by popular vote in a statewide referendum. In 1940, who would have anticipated those results?
If you think NAMBLA is some inconsequential fringe group, think again. The notoriety of NAMBLA has already mainstreamed into entertainment. A storyline in the award-winning television show, “South Park,” had Cartman, the baby character, being introduced to NAMBLA by his doctor. (Season 4, Episode 5) This “intended for mature audiences” animated show, produced by Braniff Productions and aired on Comedy Central, obviously caters to a morally deficient audience.
Yet another layer of the onion is peeled away.
Since the Church upholds Sacred Scripture, which is God’s Word, and Scripture clearly guides humans in honoring God’s plan, and God’s plan does not include homosexuality, what are Catholic Christians to do?
When Christians cite Scripture to support their position in opposing homosexuality, they are quickly accused of being judgmental. Jesus said, “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you.” (Matt 7:1-2 – NAB) However, let’s be clear. Reminding people of God’s Word is not judging. In fact, the Holy Church and Scripture are doing exactly what the apostle Paul calls us all to do. We have a responsibility to stand firm in supporting God’s Word and “let nothing move us.” (1 Corinthians 15:58 NAB) Therefore, when laws are proposed that defy God’s plan for mankind, both the Church and its people have a responsibility to stand resolute in protecting God’s Word. Even though man may contend that there should be separation of Church and State that doesn’t mean a separation of God from man. The apostle Peter reminds us that even though the world around us will change – - – the Word of God endures forever. (1 Peter 1:25 NAB)
However, even God’s Word is now being modified to accommodate the homosexual agenda.
In November 2012, an anonymous publisher released the “QUEEN JAMES BIBLE.” The anonymous editors said that they “wanted to make a book filled with the word of God that nobody could use to incorrectly condemn God’s LGBT children.” The editor basically changed the eight verses in Scripture that directly, clearly and undeniably condemn the LGBT lifestyle. The editors of the Queen James Bible justified their position by saying: “You can’t choose your sexuality, but you can choose Jesus. Now you can choose a Bible, too.”
Thus another layer of the onion is peeled away.
Be the disciple Christ intended you to be. Openly support the sanctity of marriage as defined by God. Let the words of Pope Francis inspire you:
“Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
© 2013 Diane McKelva. All Rights Reserved. Reprint with permission.