Same-Sex Marriage Approved By The Courts: What’s Next?

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Supreme Court Marriage Test

By now, most of us know the United States Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of states like Oklahoma, who have legally banned same-sex marriage by a vote of the people. It seems to matter little what the people of our individual states want, the courts seem to determined to push this perversion upon us all. The agenda of the militant homosexuals is marching ahead nicely, at least for them. The rest of us may be destined to stare their perverted choice of sexual lifestyle in the face for the rest of our days.

Looking back in time, it was not so long ago that the homosexual lifestyle was looked upon as perverted. None of the glamor that we see associated with it today was on display. Fast forward to 2014 and we see a drastic change. Homosexual behavior is everywhere you turn. Those of us who cringe at the thought of such perversion are told we need to get over ourselves and our backwards moral thinking. Christians are told we can not disagree with the homosexual lifestyle by refusing to do provide services that would promote their actions, in direct contradiction to our moral and religious beliefs. Under penalty of punishment by the courts, Christian business owners are being forced to comply to something that goes against everything we believe and teach.

I can’t say that I am surprised at this turn of events. In today’s America, I am surprised at nothing the Supreme Court does or says. Even with the current conservative majority, it seems to have a tendency to lend itself to the liberal agenda. At any rate, this has been a long time coming and we can not say we have not been warned. OK Politechs has told us for some time that homosexual marriage will one day be legal in all fifty states. He closes the post by pointing out one small detail about the possibility of the courts forcing Oklahoma, and other like-minded states, to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

While this may sound like pessimism, I prefer to call it disheartening realism.  I am by no means advocating giving up the battle as one that will be an eventual defeat.  Fight the battle.  Fight for morals.  Make it take as long as possible for homosexual marriage to be the law of the land.  While immorality and evil receive the blessings of the government, that will never be justification for the people to acquiesce and allow the left to go unchallenged and shape society to conform to their depraved views.

Here in Oklahoma we are fighting the fight.  I believe there’s justification for labeling Oklahoma as the reddest of the red states and the fight for morality is one of those reasons, homosexual marriage being just one of the moral issues about which the left in Oklahoma wails.  The left continually mocks Oklahoma as a ‘backwards’ state, but to my mind, that just proves how different from them most Oklahomans are.  I welcome their mockery.  When the mockery ends is when Oklahoma has stopped fighting.

When the court case about homosexual marriage reaches its conclusion at the Supreme Court, Oklahoma may well be forced by five or more Justices to grant homosexuals a marriage license.  Should they achieve a victory, the left (and some on the right) should not confuse a marriage license with the approval I believe they seek.  Here in Oklahoma, that marriage license will be on orders from a judge, but over one million Oklahomans have made it clear the immorality that is homosexual marriage is unacceptable.

In other words, we should not give up the fight to keep homosexual marriage out of our state and even if we fail, as it looks like we may, we should make one thing very clear. No matter what the courts force us to do, homosexual marriage is just not acceptable in Oklahoma. Just because it is forced up on us does not mean it has our approval.

With that out of the way, let us attempt to look at the question I posed in the title of this post. What sexual perversion is next in line to be accepted as normal and legalized through the courts? I can almost hear the derision of the liberals now. They will say we are seeing trouble where there is no trouble. They will accuse us of making up a boogeyman in order to further our agenda of discrimination against anyone who believes differently than us. Be that as it may, let us look at this boogeyman a little closer.

Homosexual activity and the marriage of same-sex couples used to be illegal, for obvious reasons. It is now legal, thanks to the court system, in most states. What comes next, you may ask. What about incest? Think it can’t happen? Think again, as it is already in the works.

Truth Revolt – “Should incest between consenting adult siblings be legalized?” asked HuffPost Gay Voices Thursday.

The rather controversial question, which left many frequent visitors to the site scratching their heads, came in response to recent headlines out of Germany where an ethics panel suggested decriminalizing sex between two adult siblings, a proposal soundly rejected by the German government.

Though the article, written by Curtis Wong, doesn’t exactly come out for or against the ethics panel’s proposal, it certainly doesn’t provide much dissent. Actually, the article gives no dissent and instead provides only quotes in favor of decriminalizing incest from a man named Jesse Bering, author of the book Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us.

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In an interview with HuffPost Live, Bering said the following in regards to incest: “I suppose I take an unpopular view that it’s actually moral progress. There are certain caveats that we need to include with our analysis of whether incest is wrong or right, but for me, the biggest point is a matter of harm.”

During the same interview, Bering also spoke about two famous Czech born brothers named Elijah and Milo Peters who have performed adult scenes together.

“The fact that they’re violating this,” said Bering, “this taboo notion of your brother or your sister being completely off-limits from a sexual perspective, I think, attracts… a large contingency of the viewing public.”

He added, “It’s a carnival-esque affair, but it’s actual sexual arousing to us because it probably taps into something, whether we want to admit it or not, deeply unconscious about the possible patterns of attraction to… our relatives.

As much as we would like to deny it, legalizing incest between consenting adults is already in the works. No, it’s not in the court system, but the discussion has already been started. Where it leads from here is anyone’s guess, but if we can judge by the progress of the homosexual movement to legalize same-sex marriage, then it does not bode well. I ask again, what is next?

Conservative Hideout has chronicled the rise of another trend. It seems that many people would already like to see the actions of pedophiles be normalized. Stop and think about that for a moment. They want us to accept an adult’s sexual attraction to children as normal. If you think I’m off target, take a few minutes to read some of the articles referenced in the search link I provided to Conservative Hideout. What you find may surprise you and if you have any sense of decency about you, it should trouble you greatly.

I would now point you to something from another blogger whom I consider to be a good source. Mustang has his head on his shoulders and has a way of putting things that I can only hope to achieve to. He is asking the same questions I have pondered.

A Montpelier View – There are a number of prohibited acts in our country today, most of them “wrong.” We react with disgust whenever individuals engage in sexual conduct with a person under the age of 18. We call refer to such persons as pedophiles and perverts, and whenever we find out about such people, we put them in jail. It is a perversion. So too is human sexual contact with animals. These are simply wrong —and unacceptable. Why, then, must we accept homosexual behavior when it is just as offensive to most people?

The issue appears to surround the “age of accountability.” Consenting adults are presumed to know the corollaries of their behavior, while children under the age of reason, do not. We may not agree with this argument, but our duty as citizens is to obey the spirit and the intent of the law. There is no demand that we, as individuals, accept homosexual relationships —we must simply allow queers to do as they please. But there is a trend here: forty years ago, queer behavior was despised by almost everyone except Hollywood perverts and Democrats. Today, most people just shrug it off. We can thank Hollywood and the television industry for this; it is almost impossible to find a situational comedy on the television today that does not have at least one queer character.

So here’s my question: how long will it be before the paradigm shifts once more and Democrats begin to demand that pedophiles be treated as normal, too? Maybe, also, rapists have feelings, too. Before you laugh this off, consider that the beheading of an innocent woman by a radical Mohammedan is now categorized as “work place violence.”  The question is valid: where do we draw the line, and is the line ever firmly affixed?

At the risk of sounding like a completely broken record, I ask again. After homosexual marriage, what is next? Is legalized incest or pedophilia right around the corner? If that is the case, then let me reiterate the words of Charles Phipps. If these perversions are forced upon us by the courts, let one thing be clear. Legalization does not mean acceptance as normal. No matter how legal they become, the behavior associated with homosexuality, incest, or pedophilia will never be normal and they should not be accepted as such.

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Catholic Bishop David Ricken Warns Faithful Against Voting Democrat

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Christians have been making a hard stand against attacks on their faith for some time now.  Bishop David Ricken, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, has formalized this stand in a letter to his parishioners   Big Government has the details…

In a courageous and remarkable letter to his parishioners, Bishop David Ricken, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, has called for the rejection of political parties who violate the tenets of the Catholic Church. The implicit rejection of the Democratic Party, which champions abortion on demand and same-sex marriage, along with the HHS mandate requiring institutions to provide early-abortion pills, contraceptives, sterilizations among other issues anathema to the Catholic Church, may have profound consequences for the state of Wisconsin; 25% of Wisconsin is Catholic, and Ricken’s diocese is comprised of over 300,000 members in 16 different counties.

The text of the letter is as follows…

October 24, 2012

         Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

         AN IMPORTANT MOMENT

It is almost time to vote and to make our choices for president and other political offices both local and national. You have often heard it said that this is a turning point in our country’s history and I could not agree more.

The Church is not a political organism, but as you hopefully have learned in the US Bishops Faithful Citizenship material (which we have made widely available to you in the parishes, in the Compass and on-line), the Church has the responsibility to speak out regarding moral issues, especially on those issues that impact the “common good” and the “dignity of the human person.”

I would like to review some of the principles to keep in mind as you approach the voting booth to complete your ballot. The first is the set of non-negotiables. These are areas that are “intrinsically evil” and cannot be supported by anyone who is a believer in God or the common good or the dignity of the human person.

         They are:

         1. abortion

         2. euthanasia

         3. embryonic stem cell research

         4. human cloning

         5. homosexual “marriage”

These are intrinsically evil. “A well-formed Christian conscience does not permit one to vote for a political program that contradicts fundamental contents of faith and morals.” Intrinsically evil actions are those which have an evil object. In other words, an act is evil by its very nature and to choose an action of this type puts one in grave moral danger.

But what does this have to do with the election? Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform. To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally “complicit” with these choices which are intrinsically evil. This could put your own soul in jeopardy.

The other position to keep in mind is the protection of religious liberty. The recent aggressive moves by the government to impose the HHS mandate, especially the move to redefine religion so that religion is confined more and more to the four walls of the Church, is a dangerous precedent. This will certainly hurt the many health care services to the poor given by our Catholic hospitals. Our Catholic hospitals in the Diocese give millions of dollars per year in donated services to the poor. In the new plan, only Catholic people can be treated by Catholic institutions.

It has never been our mission to be exclusive of those who are not of our faith. This mandate also places Catholic business owners in a very precarious position in that they, too, will have to pay for those medical “services” which violate Catholic teaching. This has never been the American way and now these moves and others by the present government, will significantly alter and marginalize the role of religious institutions in our society.

These positions are indicators of a broader societal disposition to remove God from the public square and from any relation to society whatever. It is precisely religion and the free exercise thereof which has made this country great in the past.

Many people in our Diocese are presently without work. Our Catholic Charities is serving more and more people who are unemployed or under employed and can barely keep up with the demands. Work is so critical to the family and to the sense of human dignity. An economy which does the most for the common good is an economy that works and provides people gainful employment for the country’s citizens. A government that works pays its bills and models for citizens what it means to be responsible and contributive.

Let us pray for the electorate and let’s take action, that we may vote for good and moral leaders for this great country which will only remain great, if she continues to be and to do the good.

         Sincerely yours in Christ,

         The Most Reverend David L. Ricken, DD, JCL Bishop of Green Bay

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