People have become very interested in marriage since the Supreme Court decided that marriage is a constitutional right, that gender doesn’t matter, and that any two people have a constitutional right to be married. Ellen DeGeneres recently said: “You’re wanting people to understand and accept you — this is like really confusing to people and you still have a judgment about gay people and marriage…”
What is surprising to me is that Ellen, or anyone, expects one person or all of society’s values to change because of a Supreme Court ruling!
And speaking of that ruling! Where is the right of homosexuals to marry found in the constitution? For that matter, where is the right of heterosexual couples to be married found in the constitution?
Marriage is not a constitutional right. Because it isn’t there, it falls under the ruling of the tenth amendment. The tenth amendment clearly states:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Surely every Supreme Court Justice knew this. Mike Huckabee, when rallying to the support of Kim Davis, who was imprisoned for not following the SCOTUS ruling, pointed out how the Dred Scott decision of March 06, 1857 proves the Supreme Court can be wrong in their decisions.
They are clearly wrong when they attempt to make marriage a constitutional right of all people or even to define marriage.
Kim Davis was imprisoned for not issuing marriage licenses in the state of Kentucky because she decided that it was not the law when she was hired and it violates her religious conviction. She was locked up. On the other hand, there was nothing punitive even suggested when Barack Obama made an executive decision that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and decided to stop defending the law which had been legally passed and signed. This meant the state would not defend those who were rightfully attempting to enforce this law.
Why would Ellen be surprised that something like the defense of marriage as one man and one woman could still be the standard?
The marriage relationship in the Bible is always a male and female. This is special in God’s eyes, as is the marriage of the Lamb and the Bride which is Christ and His Church. Even here, the Lamb is depicted as male and the church as female. God uses everything He does to teach and nurture His children:
Let us rejoice and exult
and give Him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and His Bride has made herself ready;…Revelation 19:7
The main thing I take from this, however, is the very sacred nature of marriage. God allows people to marry for the purpose of producing a lasting bond and reproducing. Through marriage He establishes the family unit. This is important to Him and never to be entered into lightly. He is teaching us how precious the Church is to Christ. Just as precious should a wife be to her husband.
As for Kim Davis and her right to remain free, the law is on her side. Are we a nation of laws? Do we live by the Constitution of the United States of America?
We are definitely at a crossroads.