How should Christians respond to the recent Supreme Court ruling on marriage?
In a recent article I commented on the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding marriage. In another post I included an article claiming that, in light of the Court’s ruling, the time for civil disobedience had come. Today, I’d like to comment on that claim.
I have concluded that the homosexual activists have been successful in promoting their agenda because they feel certain that their opposition won’t fight back. They have been waging a war in the arena of public opinion, and they probably felt confident that five members of the Supreme Court would be swayed by the direction the wind was now blowing. Sadly, they were right. In the minds of the activists (and too many of our Republican leaders), the issue has been settled. Those who refuse to comply must be punished, sending a clear message to all those who may be planning to oppose the new law.
Many Christian writers warned that the decision would open the floodgates to all sorts of attacks against Christian beliefs and Christians in particular. They were right, and the first target seems to be the First Amendment. Now that the Christian view of marriage has been “outlawed,” the next step is to prevent Christians from speaking out against anything the Court has declared “legal.”
The $135,000 fine imposed on the Kleins for declining to bake a cake for a lesbian commitment ceremony and the order to “cease and desist” from making any public comments about their religious convictions relative to this case proves my point. Despite the Court’s assurance that the religious rights of objectors will be protected, history says that we have cause for great concern. Once lower court judges start ruling against the free speech rights of Christians, precedent will be set for case law and the winds will continue to blow against the rights of Christians.
AS I SEE IT
We are where we are now largely because of our silence. Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land because too many Christians have remained silent. The Muslim Brotherhood and its front organizations have flourished in America because Christians have remained silent. Our godly heritage (as well as our right to recognize and pray publicly to God) is being stripped away by pagan judges. And now same-sex marriages are legal. The movement to destroy the Christian voice an America, and America itself, is gaining momentum. If we continue to remain silent, we can expect things to get worse, and it will be fast and furious.
How long will we remain silent? How long will we allow godless decisions to dishonor our God? He is the one we should fear, not the radical left. He is the one to whom we must one day give an account for what we have done with what he has entrusted to us.
What about our children and their children? What kind of a nation will we leave for them? Are we really willing to give up the fight so easily? Apparently, we need to be reminded again of Edmund Burk’s famous quote:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
It’s time to stand up for righteousness and be the warriors God created us to be. When man’s laws conflict with God’s laws, they must be defeated at any cost. If civil disobedience becomes necessary, so be it. God must not be mocked! Would the real Church please stand up!
GOD DISPLAYS HIS GLORY