Another thing I find "morally repugnant" is the civil government telling citizens that two (or more?) homosexuals have a "right" to be "married."
Republicans on the California State Supreme Court have done that today.
The Los Angeles Times, speaking of "the Republican-dominated court," alluded to the fact that 6 out 7 Justices were appointed by Republican governors.
Republican voters in California passed a ballot initiative in 2000 ("Proposition 22") which limited "marriage" to a relationship between a man and a woman (passing handily, 4,618,673 votes for versus 2,909,370 against).
But it seems that whenever Republicans are elected to political office (or appointed by other Republicans), they lose touch with voters, the Constitution, and the principles upon which America was founded. Republicans on the California State Supreme Court have utterly disregarded the unambiguous intent of California voters.
They have also disregarded God's intent. Every single person who signed the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1787) believed that homosexuality is contrary to "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." The rights we have are only those with which we have been endowed by our Creator, who also ordained "marriage," and who also defined who we can and cannot be "married" to.
For the government to declare that a man can be "married" to a barnyard animal is as ludicrous as the government declaring that an atheist can be "baptized." "Marriage" and "Baptism" are not defined by the State. The rights with which human beings have been endowed by their Creator are also not determined by Republicans on the California Supreme Court.
On March 4, 2008, Mathew D. Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, presented oral argument at the California Supreme Court in defense of the marriage laws. The court hearing lasted more than three hours, as each side debated the issue.
Commenting on today’s ruling, Mathew Staver said: "This ruling defies logic. It is a gross departure from the rule of law. It is outrageous. Traditional marriage is common sense. Yet, this decision is nonsense. No matter how you stretch California’s Constitution, you cannot find anywhere in its text, its history, or tradition that now, after so many years, it magically protects what most societies condemn. Same-sex marriage is not part of our history nor is it woven in the fabric of fundamental freedom. The California Supreme Court has defied logic, undermined the will of the people, and weakened our future. This decision will ignite California voters to amend their state constitution to protect marriage and prevent judges from wrecking marriage."
The presence of such an initiative on the November ballot could have an effect on the Presidential race.
Republican voters in Southwest Missouri need to realize that both Republicans and Democrats are responsible for the moral and political chaos that grows darker every day in America. In November, Southwest Missouri voters have a chance to stop wasting their vote and send a clear message to the rest of America: "Liberty Under God" is the moral and political philosophy that made America the most prosperous and admired nation in human history.