Monday, August 23, 2010

The Judge's Logic

A few weeks ago a judge in California declared that the voter decision that marriage is between a man and a woman is unconstitutional.  This will continue to until it is decided by the Supreme Court.  The part of his ruling that jumped out to me: “The evidence shows conclusively that moral and religious views form the only basis for a belief that same-sex couples are different from opposite-sex couples,” Walker wrote. “Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians. The evidence shows conclusively that Proposition 8 enacts, without reason, a private moral view that same-sex couples are inferior to opposite-sex couples.”  Do others not see the problem with this, “Moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians."

Many will take exception, maybe even be offended by the following statement, mankind's moral disapproval finds its foundation in God.  Other wise how do we come to realization that murder, rape, or stealing is wrong.  If God did not establish a moral code, how did we know any of these and others crimes are actually crimes.  You say murder is wrong, why because you say so, according to this judge your moral disapproval alone is not enough.  You would next say well the law says it is wrong.  Somewhere someone said, based on moral disapproval alone, that murder is wrong.  Then it seems that a bunch of people agreed and it became law, but according to this judge that would have to be struck down.

Now you say, the Judge said it is unconstitutional, but what is the constitution?  It is a document that was put together by guys sitting around making decisions based on moral disapproval or moral approval alone.  As your argument continues you would say well I am sure that they worked from other laws that they were familiar with, which again had been established by people making based on moral disapproval and moral approval alone.  Using this Judge's decision we could theoretically wipe out every law that has ever been established.

The reasoning for this judge's decision is not just wrong it is scary. There are alot of people out that would like to remove moral disapporval on many topics, not just same sex marriage but everything from drugs to adult / child sex. The only thing holding them at bay is our moral disapproval.

What this Judge and many other will never admit, our laws are in fact established from the very one who gave us the foundation for all laws.  When God gave Moses the 10 commandments, He laid the foundation that many nations have worked from as they formed their code of law.  Most of us possess that moral approval and disapproval in our own subconscious.  There is just that still small voice in us that says that is wrong, whether it is murder, theft, and the list goes on.  I thank God for our moral diapproval, and my prayer for our nation is that moral disapproval will never go away.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Song of The Month: Fox On The Run

Heard this played by The Mountian String Band at Dollywood, knew then it would be the song this month.  This version is done by The Country Gentlemen.  Enjoy.