History and Precedent Argue that the Supreme Court Must Uphold Traditional Marriage as Law!



PART TWO:  Historical, Legal and Sociological Roots

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From the biological science perspective, the simple truth is that in the animal kingdom as well as humankind, throughout recorded history and across all cultures, sexual coupling has been male-female and considered innately natural.   This simple truth has been so self-evident for thousands of years of human civilization, and mirrored throughout nature in the animal kingdom, that all presumptions about coupling, mating, sexual union and marriage, were male-female.

It was not until a few decades ago that tiny subset of deviant thinkers within a tiny bohemian subculture of thought, decided that, to paraphrase Marx and Engels, ” the marriageable history of all hitherto existing society – is wrong “.   This tiny subset of deviant thinkers and deviant practitioners of unnatural sex and unnatural sex and gender roles, decided not only to tinker with nature, but to seek societal and legal approval to bend the will, beliefs, practices and cultures of civilization to suit the unnatural desires of a tiny minority of human society.

Along with the undeniable biological facts that only male-female bonding and sexual coupling is normal and natural, that proponents and practitioners of unnatural, abnormal gay and lesbian sex have chosen to ignore with dire consequences as yet not fully realized nor appreciated, the “transgender ” rights advocates have further confounded the laws of God and nature.   It is a biological fact that each person’s gender is unalterably determined at birth, and ” gender reassignment surgeries ” are fraudulent, in that a man may be cosmetically and surgically altered to appear female, but remains a man, genetically, with male genes and chromosomes, no uterus and no ovaries.   The same unalterable biological facts apply to a woman having gender reassignment surgery and cosmetic changes to create an outward appearance of a man; they retain the female genes and chromosomes, have no prostate gland, and while a penis may be artificially constructed, the ” man ” retains ovaries and uterus unless they, too, are removed.

To quote author David Rueben, M.D., regarding ” male to female ” transgenders, Dr. Reuben correctly stated that these post-surgical men were not ” women “, but we’re ” castrated and mutilated female impersonators “.

These aforementioned biological truths regarding human gender the natural history and culturally universal, immutable truths regarding sexual coupling and traditional, one man and one woman marriage, were never necessary for any form of debate or discussion, public or private, for thousands of years.  In fact, these truths were so immutable and self- evident that for millennia in cultures and civilizations around the world, traditional marriage was a sacrament or ceremony without need for legal sanction or recognition by government.   As the world’s major religions developed, history records the incorporation of marriage ceremonies or sacraments into those religions; however, yet again, for thousands of years, marriage was solely between men and women, the natural, biologically complimentary, opposite genders.

gay-marriage-picWith the emergence of powerful and influential Church hierarchies and Church teachings from Scripture and tradition in the Middle Ages and the Age of Exploration, traditional man-woman marital unions were Blessed, sanctioned and governed by Churches, apart from the state or government.   Again, marriage continued to be exclusively traditional, one man united with one woman.   With the rise of nation-states and modern government bureaucracies, the involvement of both the state and the Church in sanctioning and regulating the sacrament, ceremony and official record keeping of civil and Church marriages became common, but continued, as for thousands of years, to be exclusively recognized as between one man and one woman.   Thus the traditional marriage arrangement dating back thousands of years to the dawn of recorded history, was unchallenged and unquestioned as the exclusive union of a man and a woman, until well into the 20th Century, when, less than 40 years ago, when a tiny group of activists sought to normalize homosexuality, transgenderism and a host of unnatural acts and relationships which had, prior to the 1970s, been considered sheer lunacy, perversion, immoral, anti-family, anti-civilization, evil and an abomination before God.

With traditional marriage exclusively recognized and sanctioned by the Church, the state, tribally, and by the whole of society and human civilization, it is reasonable to conclude that this astounding longevity and worldwide acceptance of traditional marriage as the ” default ” and exclusive arrangement for all recorded history, that social and economic foundations would be powerful driving forces, which of course, is true.

While Christians and other religious groups consider traditional marriage a sacrament of the Church and bound to the scriptural commandments, in the social and economic spheres of the secular world, there have always been similar reasons that always compelled societies to bring men and women into the bonds and union of marriage and heterosexual coupling.   The most basic of these, beyond natural opposite-gender attraction, is the children born into those marital unions and sexual coupling.

Much has been spoken and written across many fields of social science, about the importance of adult role models for the young.   Until recently, role models were considered appropriate if they set an example of virtue and morality in accordance with the historical tradition and common law.

In Western society, those fundamental truths, virtues and moral values were historically based upon scriptural teachings from Judaism and Christianity.   Children were not only to be raised properly by responsible parents who imparted such teachings in the formative years, but those parents intrinsically expected without question to be a female mother and male father.   The educational, sociological and psychological body of research and knowledge has for generations confirmed that children fare best when raised in a heterosexual, two-parent family.

gay marriage3Moreover, whenever any legal challenges to these well-established and well grounded precepts have been made in the judicial system, all had fallen flat in failure with no procedural or substantive legal grounds or precedents having ever been ruled or successfully challenged, through the history, until the latter decades of the 20th Century.  From the ancient history of civilization dating back five or six thousand years, to the legal traditions and case law of the Greco-Roman era two thousand years ago, to the beginnings of English Common law a thousand years ago (and its contemporary similar legal systems established throughout Europe) legal foundations of virtually all societies, from tribal to national to to empire, established a universally held standard the family unit as a traditional, stable, faithful heterosexual marriage with responsible parenting. This arrangement has been the unarguable ” gold standard ” for the building and maintaining of stable families, stable communities and strong nations for thousands of years.   Legally, there were no precedents whatsoever throughout that thousands of years, challenging or modifying these family units and traditional marriage.   When the first judicial challenges to our ancient order came some 30 to 40 years ago, arriving in tandem with the ” gay rights ” movement and the more recent push for ” gay marriage “, the legal rulings won by these irresponsible and immoral activists and their equally corrupt, immoral and unethical jurists and legislators, they were totally baseless legal and legislative actions supported by no legal precedents or legal foundation whatsoever. Even the Supremes, while contemplating their ruling, have two members of the Court who, by performing ” same sex marriages “, have compromised their judicial integrity and thus should be forced to recuse themselves from even participating in the deliberations or the ruling.  But as pointed out previously, America currently is ruled by a lawless government.

Immoral and unjust law favoring deviant and immoral gay marriage and gay adoptions of children was and remains, a horrible set of evils foisted upon society as” new law created out of thin air “, supporting a tiny minority of the population, that sets in motion the willful destruction of civilization to the severe detriment of the vast majority, both adults and children, who are the innocent and often unwitting victims of this outrageous fraud.   Thus, from a historical, traditional, sociological and legal perspective, the Supreme Court has no justification whatsoever to take any action other than to affirm traditional marriage as the law of the land.  God, help us all, and may His ultimate Justice befall, the members of the High Court should the rule otherwise.


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Dale Summitt

Dale Summitt, a passionate writer, public speaker and consultant on public policy, Christian advocacy, education and other issues, is Owner & C.E.O. of Trailblazing America, guardian of America's Christian Faith, Constitution and Bill of Rights, by trailblazing new pathways to Liberty, Justice and Virtue. A veteran career educator and a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he is a veteran of the Constitutional Conservative side of the " Culture Wars ", during his long and successful career in teaching and educational leadership in both public and private schools. Battling to preserve morality and high academic standards, Mr. Summitt devoted many years to confronting the dark forces of the radical left who seek to indoctrinate students with liberal and immoral doctrines and threatening to destroy our nation from within.

Mr. Summitt is a " true believer " in the Constitutional principles of limited self-government and the preservation of liberty and freedom enshrined in our Bill of Rights, as well as a firm adherent to a Christian worldview. Believing as a Christian educator and writer that education and intellect is wasted on anyone lacking moral character, he is determined to use his writing abilities to help restore the greatness and Exceptionalism of America and preserve the Judeo-Christian culture that has existed since our nation's founding.

Mr. Summitt resides in a rural area of the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas with his loving wife and family. He is constructing a new website and will soon be back online at www.trailblazingamerica.com.

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