As of this date, I will never again use the term “marriage”. I will not refer to joining of homosexuals in a legal contract as “marriage”. I will only use the term, "homosexual legal partnership" to describe such a sinful union.
My wife and I are in a state of holy matrimony, blessed by God. I refuse to recognize homosexual legal union contracts as “holy matrimony”, because there is nothing holy about sodomy. It is condemnedinScripture, which is the guide for my life.
I have no ill will of any kind toward homosexuals. I simply want to be left alone to live my life.
But the homosexual political power mongers and their enablers in the Federal government will not allow me to be left alone. For decades, they have been browbeating American society to have their sin normalized. By this accursed ruling today, homosexuals believe that their sodomy has now been deemed equivalent to what God ordained.
It is not. It never will be.
Soon, homosexuals will figure out that millions of us refuse to use the term "marriage". They will raise the bar, with another Supreme Court ruling in the future to force Americans to confess their sinful state as "holy matrimony". Those who refuse will be shunned, and I believe, jailed. It's all up for grabs now.
Millions of us will STILL not comply.
This ruling is not the end. It is only the beginning of the violent schism coming to America. Trying to force us will only lead to more backlash. The forced acceptance of sin, the forced registration and confiscation of guns, and the incarceration and eventual extermination of those who refuse, have all been in the plans of the Left for decades, and will only lead to more and more and more division, discord, and soon, violence.
They won today.
But in eternity is the Supreme Judge of all the world. And He will have the final ruling of all.
...I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.
The system of federalism established by our Constitution provides a way for people with different beliefs to live together in a single nation. If the issue of same-sex marriage had been left to the people of the States, it is likely that some States would recognize same-sex marriage and others would not. It is also possible that some States would tie recognition to protection for conscience rights.
The majority today makes that impossible. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Recalling the harsh treatment of gays and lesbians in the past, some may think that turnabout is fair play. But if that sentiment prevails, the Nation will experience bitter and lasting wounds.
Bitter and lasting wounds.
UPDATE 6/27 II: Chris Wysocki of Wyblog is, I assume, a Catholic. I am not, but I wholeheartedly agree with what he says at Wyblog. Readers will recognize that Ol' Backwoods was hitting some of the same themes in my article above as Chris does:
You ain't seen nothin' yet.
Because the rainbow-shirts are coming. And they're coming for us.
I figure the first church burning is only hours away.
Within days it'll be impossible to say the words "homosexual" and "sin" in the same sentence anywhere in America.
So let me say it here:
Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
— Catechism of the Catholic Church
I guarantee that within the remainder of my lifetime making the above statement in public will be grounds for arrest. Because the homofascists will not stop until every last Christian is beaten into compliance.
The State of New York recently ordered a Christian couple to undergo re-education for the crime of opposing same-sex "marriage." Do you really think the Obama Administration will do anythlng less vile nationwide?
Lest you think me an alarmist, I give you an excerpt from the dissent:
"The majority graciously suggests that religious believers may continue to 'advocate' and 'teach' their views of marriage. The First Amendment guarantees, however, the freedom to 'exercise' religion. Ominously, that is not a word the majority uses."
The free exercise of religion is dead. One can no longer engage in commerce and uphold Christian morality. We must choose — penury, or sin.
Our forefathers came to these shores to escape religious persecution.
Today religious persecution has been enshrined as an official policy of the United States government.