Yesterday the Supreme Court refused to hear appeals in so-called “same-sex marriage” cases coming out of Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma and Virginia. In those cases, federal appellate courts had ruled in favor of various plaintiffs who argued that state constitutional bans against so-called “same-sex marriage” were some-how unconstitutional (presumably using the same iron-clad reasoning we saw coming out of the Roe decision) and now the Supreme Court has refused to hear the various State’s appeals to those decisions.
So we have various federal appellate courts this time making important social law instead of the Supreme Court, as it occurred back in 1973 with abortion, but the result is essentially the same – the people must not be allow to decide matters of moral law when their decisions conflict with liberal pieties.
What is to be done now? I am skeptical that even if a future appeals court rules in favor of common sense and decency and upholds a constitutional ban on so-called “same-sex marriage” the Supreme Court will uphold such a decision – I don’t think we can count on John Roberts. Therefore, from an immediate political need I think we need to pass as many robust religious protection laws as possible, both at the federal level and at the state level. Liberals will come after conservatives with a vengeance for preaching and teaching that marriage means something real (not just whatever the fad of the moment says it should be). They will want to ban us from the workplace, from schools, from government and we must fight back and let them know we refuse to give up on the truth.
We need to support Christian businesses that are willing to standup for their beliefs and make sure the law is not used as a weapon against them. We also need to start to fight back against companies that promote the gay agenda; as distasteful as boycotts and protests are to many conservatives (including this one!) we might need to start fighting fire with fire – if Mozilla fires their CEO for supporting the truth about marriage than switch to a different browser, if Chick-fil-A comes under attack for their Christian corporate culture, then buy more chicken sandwiches, etc. Christians have economic and political power – we need to start using that power in the service of truth.