This website has linked to many excellent articles about why marriage cannot and should not be redefined, and many others attempting to teach Americans what religious liberty is and why the Founding Fathers made it our “First Freedom.” If you have any questions, “Dispatches University” is free and always open for business.
One of the articles that combined both topics was written by Daniel John Sobieski at American Thinker. Here is an excerpt:
Remove that bedrock pillar of society, traditional marriage supporters argue, and you create social chaos. We have already seen how the decline of marriage and rising illegitimacy has created more poverty and crime and ravaged the black community. We need to be supporting stable marriages of men and women rather than undermining the institution by essentially gutting the rules.
Then there’s the question of religious liberty and what happens to those licensed by the state to perform marriages. What will happen to churches and ministers and priests who refuse to perform same-sex marriages? Already there is a “We will not comply” movement echoing the resistance by the Catholic Church and others to the contraception mandates of ObamaCare, which established heathcare as a right, and whose final fate remains in litigation. This mandate threatens to shut down even the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of nuns serving the poor and elderly.
The pledge was crafted, Fox News radio’s Todd Starnes reports at Townhall.com, by Rick Scarborough, the president of Vision America Action, James Dobson, the founder of Family Talk Radio, and Mat Staver, the founder of Liberty Talk Radio. Dobson et al fear this decision could indeed undermine modern society:
“The institution of marriage is fundamental and it must be defended,” he told me. “It’s the foundation for the entire culture. It’s been in existence for 5,000 years. If you weaken it or if you undermine it — the entire superstructure can come down. We see it as that important.”
It is a constitutional as well as cultural crisis. Will pastors and churches be sanctioned like the Oregon bakery that faces a $135,000 fine for refusing to make a cake for a lesbian wedding or the Washington State florist who faces fines for refusing to participate in a gay wedding.
Let’s hope SCOTUS does as well or the “fundamental transformation” of America that President Obama promised will be upon us.
Click to read Daniel John Sobieski’s entire article here: “Gay Marriage vs. Religious Liberty.”