Posts Tagged ‘Morality’

Changing Tides and Shifting Sand

July 16, 2015

It is a very unique time in which we live today.  We are now living in a nation that has unilaterally approved of Same Sex marriage at the federal level in complete disregard to the laws of 31 states within these United States banning Same Sex marriage.  There is no doubt that the political clout of those pushing for the normalization of homosexual relationships has grown exponentially over the past decade.  It was a scant 7 years ago that both president Obama and then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton both publicly proclaimed marriage to be a union of one man and one woman.  Not surprisingly, as the political landscape changed so did the position of those in the most prominent positions of power.  The real question for me boils down to the question of origin.  Did marriage come from a societal will or does it have a deeper and more profound beginning?  As we look back through history we find that marriage is normative for most civilized cultures.  We can also see from history that the abandonment of that norm has been a contributing element to the downfall of cultures and civilizations.  The thing that I believe is so significant about the changing tide of public and legal opinion concerning Same Sex marriage is that there is now an expectation that Same Sex marriage not only be allowed but that it should be normalized and applauded in the culture.  The research that supports the benefits for the children of heterosexual married couples is overwhelming, and yet there is a commitment to overlook all of this evidence in order to accommodate a segment of society that according to the 2010 census equals 2.7 percent of the United States population.  The changing tide concerning Same Sex marriage, in my opinion, can only contribute to the shifting sand of moral relativism that has plagued us as a society for the last 40 or 50 years.  We are truly returning to the cultural condition that existed in the Old Testament in which every man does “what is right in his own eyes.”  When the ultimate judge of what is right and what is wrong becomes the conscience of the individual we cannot expect civility or civilization to long endure.

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