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Commentary :: Gender
Sodomites All
26 Dec 2003
Liberalism is a continual digression - who knows if It may embrace pedophilia next? Impeach the Massachusetts Supremes - That's the only proper reaction to their same-sex marriage decision.
(Reprinted from the issue of November 27, 2003)

The supreme court of Massachusetts has ordered the state's legislature, within 180 days, to revise the law to accommodate same-sex "marriage." Judicial arrogance is nothing new, but this takes the cake. The court isn't even pretending that it's merely "interpreting" the law; it's demanding that elected officials legislate a perversion of the ancient and universal understanding of the most basic social institution in the world.

Now it's up to liberal Massachusetts to do what neither any other state nor the U.S. Congress has ever had the fortitude to do: impeach justices who flagrantly abuse their office and usurp power. If it fails to do so, there are indeed no limits.

Did anyone see this coming? Well, yes. A long time ago. When the law legitimated divorce, it effectively reduced marriage to the status of a more or less temporary sexual contract. It wasn't only Catholics who saw that this might lead to anything, even if nobody could imagine that it would elevate even sodomy to equal status with natural relations.

On the other hand, maybe someone did imagine it, but refrained from predicting it for fear of sounding absurd and disgusting. G.K. Chesterton, prescient as always, wrote of "the superstition of divorce," by which he meant that if there was such a thing as divorce, there was really no such thing as marriage. Elsewhere he pointed out that a law, like a dog, follows its own nature; when we make a law, its inner logic may lead to all sorts of consequences we can't foresee.

Many people did foresee that divorce would, quite logically, reduce marriage to the level of fornication; but they should also have seen that it would, just as logically, reduce marriage to the level of sodomy.

As the "gay" Catholic pundit Andrew Sullivan recently crowed, "We are all sodomites now." He meant that by accepting contraception as normal, the great majority of Americans have surrendered any basis for condemning homosexual acts.

Even more recently, Sullivan has written that he can no longer bear to attend Mass, because of the Church's "intolerance" of homosexuality. Since he has also announced that he is HIV-positive, you might think he'd have certain second thoughts; but apparently not. Apparently St. Paul's warnings to the Romans about the natural penalties of sodomy - written long before anyone had heard of AIDS - prove only that St. Paul was "homophobic." Of course in those days we were not all sodomites yet.

"The world's gone mad today, And good's bad today," as the (sodomite) Cole Porter wrote in "Anything Goes." Prophetic, eh? Two or three generations ago even a sodomite could see where we were headed! And today, a sodomite who dares to call himself a Catholic actually celebrates the fact that we have now gotten there. Congratulations, Mr. Sullivan.

I once knew a man, now dead, who had divorced, left the Church, and married a divorced Catholic woman with two children. He knew what the Church had to say about that. He knew what his pious parents thought about it. Did he complain about the Church's "intolerance"?

Never. He taught his stepchildren to say grace before meals and sometimes took them to Mass. One of them, in fact, became a Catholic in large part because of his influence, though he didn't realize it.

That was my stepfather. I was the boy. I never heard him breathe a word against the Church. He never confided his feelings to me, but after I became a Catholic I slowly came to understand. He could commit what he knew were sins, but he couldn't bear to try to justify them to a child. Unlike so many lapsed Catholics, he never suggested that he was right and the Church was wrong. Dear old man, whatever your sins, may God have mercy on you for that! In spite of everything, you taught me humility, grace, and charity.

But I digress, rather spectacularly, from the topic of the latest ruling of the supreme court of Massachusetts, which has already earned the praise of Senator Edward Kennedy. Who - to digress again - is the youngest brother of the president who was assassinated 40 years ago, having been elected despite the wholly unfounded suspicion that he would rule America as an agent of the Vatican. By now, as I have often pointed out, the Kennedy family has been thoroughly cleared of any such suspicion. If anything, the enemies of the Church owe the Kennedy tribe their deepest gratitude for saving America from Catholic influence.

To give Senator Kennedy his due, we may add that he has also done his part to save America from Protestant influence, to the extent that Protestantism retains elements of the Faith. This too was utterly unforeseen in 1960. Senator Kennedy himself - never a very imaginative man - would have thought it bizarre to predict that by the year 2003 he would become a defender of sodomy in any form.

But liberalism itself is a continual digression. Nobody can divine its next trend. Even its most profound critics, including John Henry Newman, have been unable to anticipate its particular fads. It may, or may not, embrace pedophilia next. On what principle can any perversion be ruled out?

Human cynicism is bottomless. So is its rationalization. Original sin includes the endless inventiveness of self-justification, scandal, and seduction. Sullivan, like so many liberals (though he calls himself a conservative), is too self-absorbed to consider, or care, whether he is helping lead others into mortal sin.

The Massachusetts ruling hardly comes as a shock. Yet again a court has suddenly "discovered" that the latest liberal fad is a constitutional imperative.

This is fishy on its face. Are we expected to believe that the right to "marry" a member of one's own sex was implicit in the state's constitution all along, and that the court only happened to realize this just now, when homosexual propaganda has become fashionable? What a coincidence! It reminds one of another judicial "discovery" that a constitutional right of "privacy" forbids laws protecting unborn children from violent death - a realization that had eluded everyone since 1789, but suddenly occurred to the U.S. Supreme Court just when abortion had become trendy.

Setting aside the merits of the particular issues, such arbitrary judicial fiats are directly opposed to the very principle of the rule of law of which the courts are supposed to be the pillars. Even those who like the results should be alarmed when a tiny group of men, unelected and appointed for life, can impose their will on a whole society this way.

If these justices aren't impeached for their coup against marriage, it will only confirm that the people of Massachusetts have no defense against an irresponsible judiciary. But we probably can't expect the legislature to take such a step. Liberals like high-handed courts and depend on them to achieve their agenda, especially its unpopular features. Their favorite way of dodging responsibility is to say, "The Constitution made us do it!" - especially when they're making constitutional law meaningless.

* * *

Here's what people are saying about Joe Sobran:

"No one so explicitly or deftly connects what is happening in the world today to the loss of our freedom and the systematic usurpations of government - absolutely no one. Sobran is a cross between Mencken, Nock, and Cato's letters."
-- Sheldon Richman, editor of The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty

"Perhaps the finest columnist of our generation."
-- Patrick J. Buchanan

"Joe Sobran is a national treasure."
-- Llewellyn Rockwell Jr.
See also:
http://www.sobran.com/wanderer/w2003/w031127.shtml

This work is in the public domain

Comments

Yeah, and if we let the conservatives have their way...
26 Dec 2003
... next thing you know, the neo-Cons will be practicing canabalism.
God Forbid...
26 Dec 2003
we have equal rights. Thats not whats Americas about right?

Do you really think God needs your help? If he does hes not omnipotent. Do you think he would let society destroy itself? then hes either not omnipresent or he is apathetic.

A mother does not stand by and watch her child put its hand in a blender so as to teach a lesson.

Ignoring those arguments, you seem to be rather fixated on something. Lets say AIDS. well lesbians are gay and have the lowest instance of AIDs. Are you telling me that lesbians are Gods chosen?

How about any legal ramifications...Give me one legitamite reason why it should be illegal? Your filth have always complained about how sexually promiscuous gays are, wouldnt this help to solve that problem. If they can get married maybe they wont feel like a second clas citizen and build more real relationships (not to say they dont already).

What about the fact that the governemnt officially recognizes marriage. There is supposed to be a seperation of church and state. So either the government can stop making recognition of all marriges or it has to disregaured religion when deciding who can marry. We are talking about 2 consenting adults here. This condition isnt satisfied with bestiality, pedo, or rape; and incest is illegal because the offspring would be screwed up but i dont think thats an issue here.

This is eqaul rights not special rights. Try stepping outside your myopic bible googles for once. Jesus taught respect of others and personal responsibility. All the other crazy hermits that contributed to the bible spew hate, probably from their lack of contact with other people. Listen to Jesus not the bible you spite filled asshole.

Here's what people are saying about Joe Sobran:
"Hes an idiot and a dangerous religious extremist" -- Pastor M