The Left is always quick to say it acts for the children, but the reality is that it acts against children. Through abortion the Left rejects the worth and dignity of each child, through progressive schooling the Left substitutes indoctrination for the education of each child, and through the current drive to redefine marriage the Left would sever the parental ties providing love and security for each child.
A primary goal of the Left has always been to replace the family with the state, because, as Mark Levin wrote in Ameritopia, the individual’s “first duty must be to the state—not family, community, and faith, all of which challenge the authority of the state.”1 Abortion, progressive schooling, and the redefining of marriage are tools of the Left that destroy these “little platoons” to which we each belong, and in which we each first find our identity. Some of those platoons are pretty bad and have done some of us harm, but that should motivate us to improve them, not destroy the model.
The attempt by those antagonistic to marriage to redefine the institution must, by the very logic of their purpose, also include in the cross hairs, not only the destruction of the definition of the legally recognized marriage relationship, but also the destruction of those who defend the marriage relationship. This is not only about gaining approval of a lifestyle, but about making it illegal for those who believe that lifestyle is immoral to voice their beliefs, and to live according to their beliefs. The Left’s march against marriage seeks to destroy family, faith, and by extension, community.
There will, however, be a March for Marriage this month on March 26 in Washington, D.C., because of the Supreme Court hearing that day on marriage.
On March 26th the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Perry case, which will determine if Proposition 8 – the citizens initiative approved by the people of California in 2008 to protect marriage – is constitutional or not. More importantly, the question of same-sex “marriage” and the right of Americans to protect marriage will be decided….it is imperative that political leaders, the media, and the culture see that we care about protecting marriage enough to stand up and march for it.
The March is being organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) alongside a broad coalition of pro-family organizations, state partners, African-American, Latino, Catholic and Protestant leaders.
If you would like to attend the March for Marriage, details are at the link. I will be writing about marriage this month. Pray for all who defend marriage; that God would give clarity of mind and heart, courage and wisdom. Pray for our country—for God’s mercy and help.
Wedding Rings, Jeff Belmonte: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.
1Mark R. Levin, Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America (Threshold Editions of Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York NY: 2012) 5.