The coming pandemic of “gay marriage”

State laws permitting homosexual “marriage” are void as a violation of natural law.  No one has the power to change the meaning of words.

MA’RRIAGE. n.s The act of uniting a man and woman for life. Dr. Johnson’s Dictionary, 4th Ed.

As Aquinas wrote:

“Secondly, a change in the natural law may be understood by way of subtraction, so that what previously was according to the natural law, ceases to be so. In this sense, the natural law is altogether unchangeable in its first principles: but in its secondary principles, which, as we have said (4), are certain detailed proximate conclusions drawn from the first principles, the natural law is not changed so that what it prescribes be not right in most cases.”

So natural law is unchangeable except in its secondary principles–that is principles that don’t depart from the core principle, but that are further expositions of the core principle. The core principle of marriage is man and woman. So gay “marriage”, is an illegitmate subtraction from that core principle.

Beyond that, marriage is a biological union. Homosexual marriage is not a biological union, for it can produce no offspring. As Dr. Charles Rice put it, “[H]omosexual activity is a dead end. It rejects life . . . .”

Could Indiana have rightly redefined Pi? Could Minnesota rightly change the definition of “ex post facto”; or “man” to mean “beasts of the field”? Or could a legislature, like the villains in 1984 (or was it Brave New World?) say “war is peace”. Or change the definition of “theft” to exclude thefts from people making over $100,000 a year. The suggestion of mutability is uncommonly absurd and even dangerous.

One final point: This latest Obamination might soon become an pandemic even without “help” from our “enlightened” judiciary. Article 4, Section 1, of the Constitution provides:

“Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.”

In its purely textual form, Section 1 seems to require a state which allows only traditional marriage to recognize “gay marriages”—ah, ah,—“consummated” in other states.

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