|These lights went up the same day the opinion was published.|
This photo is from the White House's Twitter feed, which also now has a cartoon of a rainbowed White House as its avatar. The Executive Mansion, owned and kept up by the American taxpayer, is currently the residence of a man who, just a few short years ago, declared that he believed marriage to be between one man and one woman. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has discovered the "right" to same-sex "marriage" in the Fourteenth Amendment -- a right hitherto undetected by any human being since the Constitution was ratified -- that same man has turned the house first lived in by Thomas Jefferson into a gigantic billboard for homosexualism.
But, lest we be too distracted by this puerile display and mockery of an historic monument of the nation's founding, let us take special note of Obama's speech celebrating the Supreme Court's travesty. You can read the whole thing here; this is the money quote:
I know that Americans of good will continue to hold a wide range of views on this issue. Opposition, in some cases, has been based on sincere and deeply held beliefs. All of us who welcome today’s news should be mindful of that fact and recognize different viewpoints, revere our ["]deep["] ["]commitment["] to religious freedom.Let us leave to one side the hypocrisy in this divide-and-conquer president of appealing to national unity. I have already been ridiculed as a paranoiac because I perceive this new development as a frontal assault on my free exercise of my Catholic faith as formerly guaranteed by the First Amendment. Now along comes Obama, vindicating my point and proving that, like always with leftists, this victory is not enough. It was never going to be enough, just like all the previous victories garnered after long years of shoving gay propaganda down everyone's throats. Nothing is never enough. It's not enough that government at all levels supports the gay lifestyle. It's not enough that big business supports it. It's not enough that the entertainment industry supports it. It's not enough that the education system, from kindergartens to universities, supports it. It's not enough that the media support it. It's not enough that popular culture supports it. It's not enough that some heretical Catholic bishops and priests support it. It's not enough that Disneyland supports it. It's not enough that now five out of nine Supreme Court justices support it. No: I must also support it. And since I must support it, if I will not do so voluntarily, the next step is to use force to make me. And if I still refuse to give way, then I guess the next step is liquidation. Because leftists think they can only have peace when there is an absence of opposition.
But today should also give us hope that on the many issues with which we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible. Shift in hearts and minds is possible. And those who have come so far on their journey to equality have a responsibility to reach back and help others join them, because for all of our differences, we are one people, stronger together than we could ever be alone.
Yet that still will not be enough. Even after all the intractables are liquidated, opposition will continue to be redefined. One day, opposition will consist in all those who are not actively participating in the gay lifestyle and gay sex, even though they condone it. Meanwhile, the misery of homosexuals increases as they struggle, pathetically, to re-invent reality in the face of nature, reason and God, their carefully-constructed edifice of imaginary "rights" having turned into a maximum-security prison from which there is no escape -- not even death.
Martin Luther said: "Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God." This idea of reason as a whore has borne much evil fruit over five centuries, and perhaps none more poisonous than the current assault on marriage and the free exercise of religion. We are in a mess now that can be fixed only by divine intervention; we had better pray and strive to somehow deserve it.