Neither Friend of Court or Culture: Obama Asks Supreme Court to Undermine Marriage
determiner of what is right and what is wrong. This role belongs to God alone, not President Obama.
With the leadership of this new Caesar, a different social order is being constructed where the positive law of the Nation will force us all to call to be a marriage what can never be a marriage. If we do not, we will face the police power of the State. The leaders of the revolution have convinced the main stream media to frame efforts to defend marriage as opposition to gay persons or couples. They have been joined by collaborators in the Judiciary and some elected officials who view themselves as liberators when they are injuring the common good and threatening the foundation of civil society.
The struggle we face in a declining western culture growing increasingly hostile toward the Church is in reality a clash of worldviews, personal and corporate. It involves competing definitions of human freedom, human dignity, and human flourishing. It is a contest over the very foundations of what constitutes a truly human and just social order. We insist that true marriage and family have been inscribed by the Divine Architect into the order of the universe. That is because they have. Truth does not change, people and cultures do; sometimes for good and sometimes for evil.
Marriage is the first society into which children should be born, learn to be fully human, grow in virtue, flourish and take their role in families and communities. We must not be afraid to make the claim that children have a right to a mother and a father. They do. Of course we care about the single parent family and the many broken homes.
However, their existence does not change the norm necessary for a stable and healthy society. In tact marriages and families are the glue of a healthy and happy social order. We need to be a visible, palpable reflection of this truth about marriage and family in our own lives. To live a faithful marriage is now countercultural.
Our claims concerning life and marriage are not outdated notions of a past era but provide the path to a future of true freedom. Nor is our position simply a religious position. We insist upon the existence of a Natural Moral Law which can be known by all men and women through the exercise of reason. It is not what Caesar says but what a Divine Architect has written into the Natural Law which is knowable by all men and women through the exercise of reason.
This is not only a Christian position. It is the ground upon which every great civilization has been built. It is the source for every great and authentic human and civil rights movement. The Natural Law gives us the moral norms we need to build societies and govern ourselves. It should also inform our positive law or we will become lawless and devolve into anarchy.
In the United States and the Nations of the West there is a growing effort to suppress our rights to free expression, association and participation. This is reflected in a brazen effort to censor any speech which questions the cultural slide into the abyss of relativism. Efforts to prevent our vocal and public defense of the objective truth about marriage and the family are not succeeding. That was evident on January 13, 2013 in the streets of Paris, France where hundreds of thousands gathered to defend marriage and the family and society founded upon them.
The Guardian reported "Several hundred thousand people massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Sunday to protest against President François Hollande's plan to legalise gay marriage and adoption by June. Three columns of protesters, waving pink and blue flags showing a father, mother and two children, converged on the landmark from different meeting points in Paris. Many came after long train and bus rides from the provinces.
"Hollande has pledged to push through the law with his Socialists' parliamentary majority but the opponents' campaign has dented public support and forced deputies to put off a plan to allow lesbian couples access to artificial insemination. Champ de Mars park at the Eiffel Tower was packed, but turnout estimates varied widely. Organizers claimed 800,000 had protested, while police put the number at 340,000."
Similar Rallies were recently held in the Philippines and in Australia. A March for Marriage is planned for the United States of America on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. It is strongly supported by the Catholic Bishops of the United States. It has brought together an interconfessional, multi-racial, bi-partisan coalition for a future of true freedom. You can read more about the March ...
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: marriage, gay marriage, homosexual marriage, homosexual equivalency movement, marriage equality, Human rights campaign, Amicus brief, Friend of the Court brief, Obama, Hollingsworth v Perry, Department of Justice, Supreme Court, Deacon keith Fournier
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