Five justices on the Supreme Court have acted together to attempt to redefine “marriage,” after thousands of years of recorded history:
The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally…
Gay rights supporters cheered, danced and wept outside the court after the decision, which put an exclamation point on breathtaking changes in the nation’s social norms.
Winston Churchill remarked after the Battle of El Alamein: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Where those words were meant then to inspire in the knowledge of a recent victory, Christians today would do well to take them as a warning of what lies ahead. For indeed, this is not the end of the matter — not by a long shot — and the momentum will only increase from here.
In States that had already granted the “right” to same-sex ‘marriage,’ activists have targeted Christian-owned businesses and sought legal sanctions when those businesses refused to violate conscience by assisting such ceremonies. Mark my words: we’ve seen nothing yet. Now that the force of Federal power is behind them, the ‘gay rights’ activists will use this ruling to go after orthodox Christianity. Churches that want to keep their tax-exempt, non-profit status may soon find that performing these ‘marriages’ is a requirement. And that’s just for starters. Now that the Supreme Court has affirmed this ‘alternative lifestyle’ in the broadest possible way, it will become increasingly difficult to preach and teach the Biblical view of homosexuality without official challenge. (Note that in Canada this already draws penalties… yes, it CAN happen here!)
It has NEVER been about ‘tolerance.’ It has been about forced affirmation. Many of the activists celebrating today’s ruling will be on the front lines tomorrow pushing the view that the ruling is an incomplete victory so long as people are able to voice a contrary opinion or refuse to participate in this mockery of a divinely ordained sacrament and institution. This issue may quickly become the modern-day equivalent of “burning a pinch of incense to Caesar.” Christian, are you ready to stand lovingly but firmly for what you believe?
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:7-9