The slippery slope is gaining speed. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia warned in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas decision that the Supreme Court had created “a massive disruption of the current social order” by striking down a Texas law barring sodomy. He went on to write: “State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity … every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision.”
The latest disruption was made on the House floor by Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer who argued that that same-sex couples are endowed by “their Creator — by God” with the right to marry.
Once again, a Democrat has brought God into the debate when for decades Democrats have argued that religion and politics do not mix and there’s a separation between church and state. Apparently these prohibitions only apply to arguments made by conservative Christians.
Stoyer went on to say:
“‘Our Declaration of Independence, as all of us quote so often, says: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men’—of course, if Jefferson were writing today, it would be either all people or all humankind—‘are created equal, that they are endowed by’—not a Congress, not by a Constitution, not by a will of the majority—‘their Creator’—by God—‘with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.’”
On this point Steny Hoyer is absolutely right. I and others have been making this same argument for decades.
Now that Rep. Hoyer has brought God into the debate, on what basis does the congressman believe God would approve of same-sex marriage? God certainly didn’t design “humankind” in such a way that would lead anybody to believe that same-sex sexuality is biologically possible.
How does Hoyer know God would approve of same-sex marriage? There’s nothing in the Bible that supports same-sex sexuality. So on what is he basing his happiness morality?
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