California’s supreme court ruled that a ban on gay marriage was unlawful Thursday, effectively leaving same-sex couples in America’s most populous state free to tie the knot in a landmark ruling.
In an opinion that analysts say could have nationwide implications for the issue, the seven-member panel voted 4-3 in favor of plaintiffs who argued that restricting marriage to men and women was discriminatory.
As noted earlier, there’s a constitutional amendment floating around to reverse this. But there’s always Plan B, too, as I wrote back in 2004:
When courts short-circuit the legislative process in the way they’re doing now, they tell people that it doesn’t matter how their representatives vote because they–the judges and the elites from which they are drawn–are in charge. When that realisation sinks in, the whole dynamic of American society will experience a sea change that will dwarf the legalisation of homosexual marriage.
This could manifest itself in a number of ways. For example:
- Christian churches could revert to their pre-Constantinian position and discourage service in the military, as holiness and Pentecostal churches did during the early part of the last century. The Church of God, for instance, waited until V-J day in 1945 to adopt a friendlier position on military service by its members.
- They could also opt out of opposition to illegal immigration, figuring that those which jump the fence or swim across the river are fit members for their church (which they are in many cases.)
- Anyone who works for or is economically dependent upon a foreign corporation–especially if it’s state owned–is an agent of a foreign government, albeit legally.
- Christian churches could finally expect their members to either home school their children or send them to a Christian school, which would spare them both state indoctrination and mediocre education.
- Christians would have to interpret passages such as Roman 13 in the context they were originally written in–a dictatorial state whose actions they had no input in and the obedience of whose laws is done solely as a Christian witness, not as a civic obligation.
- With a little organisation, Christian churches could even enable their members to opt out of civil marriage altogether, divorcing themselves from an institution that first came from God Himself but has been nationalised to suit the needs of the state, and putting it back in the hands of Him who joined the first man and woman in the Garden.
Since this was written, Calfornia has also take a shot at home schooling as well. But then again, that’s offset by the fact that the third bullet point gets better all of the time with the decline of dollar hegemony.