Beginning next week Chief Justice John Roberts, along with the eight Associate Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court - Scalia, Thomas, Ginsberg, Kennedy, Sotomayor, Alito, Breyer, and Kagan - will hear arguments concerning California’s Proposition 8 and the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, adopted in 1996.
Both Proposition 8 – which passed by popular vote in 2008 and has been reaffirmed by Golden State constituents multiple times since then – and the Defense of Marriage Act scrap the effort to redefine marriage as something other than a union between one man and one woman.
The homosexual community protests any measures intent upon preserving the traditional definition of marriage and has labeled dissenters “homophobic” and various other pejoratives.
NBC today published an on-line piece claiming, amongst other things, that a poll indicated 49% of Americans agree that same sex marriage should be approved and that children raised in homes with homosexual partners are just as well-adjusted as children in conventional families.
The NBC column also creates the impression that most businesses and politicians favor gay “marriage” as well, pretty much that practically everyone is jumping on the bandwagon, as it were.
When considering the source, NBC’s assertions must be carefully scrutinized to discern the merits of such pronouncements. After all NBC (and its offspring MSNBC) has an abysmal track record where journalistic integrity is concerned.
The network’s fourberie in recent times has included biased editing of George Zimmerman’s 911 call to make it seem more incriminating and manipulating video that “made Mitt Romney appear out of touch with everyday voters” in the last presidential election, just to name two that they were caught red-handed on.
Playing Devil’s advocate, presume for a moment that NBC’s poll is correct rather than fudged by close to ten percentage points compared with more serious polls. Imagine that 100% of the 60,000 members of the American Academy of Pediatrics all actually concur that “…whether a child is raised by gay or straight parents has no effect on development.” Then suppose for an instant that political leaders are endorsing homosexual weddings en masse as the column insinuates.
Even if all of these things were true, it would not negate these facts:
A.) Using the published number, the majority of Americans still do NOT approve.
B.) Even if they did, the popularity of an idea does not speak to its propriety. Nazism was in vogue in the 1930’s and 40’s in Germany. Did its acceptance make it right?
C.) Marriage is not addressed in the U.S. Constitution and as such the Supreme Court has no legal authority to rule on its constitutionality one way or the other.
D.) Marriage is a religious covenant described by the Holy Bible as pertinent to a man and a woman.
Regardless of what NBC, the homosexual community, liberal politicians, the huddled masses, or anyone else thinks and believes, point D. of this argument makes all other debate invalid.
For conservative social media users, facebook pages like the fledgling 1,000,000 Supporting Traditional Marriage are helpful in finding useful information and sharing views on the subject from a less radical perspective. Of course facebook is largely peopled with liberal administrators who desire to mute and divide dissenting voices, very much like the “tolerant” liberals at NBC.