The Homosexual Conundrum Continues
As Western civilization continues its downward spiral into the depths of depravity, due to its militant abandonment of the Christian worldview, one would naturally expect a resulting maelstrom of social and moral confusion. The Christian moral framework has provided cohesion, security, and stability to Western culture, in stark contrast with those countries founded and fashioned on non-Christian ideologies—from Communism (e.g., Russia and Cuba) to Hinduism (e.g., India), to Islam (e.g., Pakistan). Mark it down: rejecting the God of the Bible and jettisoning Christian morality will inevitably result in social anarchy.
One instance of the convoluted consequences of ejecting God from society is seen in a recent court decision in Canada—where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2005. The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled that a five-year-old boy may have three parents—two mothers and a father. The father and one of the women are the boy’s biological parents. The second “mother” is the lesbian partner of his biological mother (Schnurr, 2007). Such “alternative family structures” are becoming increasingly common as the social fabric of civilization is rewoven to accommodate the pluralistic propensities of people who have degenerated into the dismal morass of pagan immorality, i.e., amorality.
In the 1885 Utah Territory case of Murphy v. Ramsey, the United States Supreme Court articulated the crucial foundation of society:
For certainly no legislation can be supposed more wholesome and necessary in the founding of a free, self-governing commonwealth, fit to take rank as one of the coordinate States of the Union, than that which seeks to establish it on the basis of the idea of the family, as consisting in and springing from the union for life of one man and one woman in the holy estate of matrimony; the sure foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization; the best guaranty of that reverent morality which is the source of all beneficent progress in social and political improvement (1885, emp. added).
Observe that the high Court insisted that the stability of a nation and its proper progress rely on the home composed of one man for one woman for life—the precise declaration of God Himself (Genesis 2:24). Departure from that social norm results in the destabilization of society. No wonder in 1848, the Supreme Court of South Carolina articulated the sentiment of the Founders and early Americans regarding what will happen if Christian morality is abandoned:
What constitutes the standard of good morals? Is it not Christianity? There certainly is none other. Say that cannot be appealed to and…what would be good morals? The day of moral virtue in which we live would, in an instant, if that standard were abolished, lapse into the dark and murky night of pagan immorality (City Council of Charleston…, emp. added).
City Council of Charleston v. Benjamin (1848), 2 Strob. L. 508 (S.C. 1848).
Murphy v. Ramsey (1885), 114 U.S. 15; 5 S. Ct. 747; 29 L. Ed. 47; 1885 U.S. LEXIS 1732.
Schnurr, Leah (2007), “Canadian Province Says Child Can Have 2 Moms,” Reuters, January 3, [On-line], URL: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070103/wl_canada_nm/canada_parents_ca_col.
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