June 18, 2008
Two eighty-something women who, as they say, have “been together for more than fifty years” got married Monday afternoon in San Francisco. The mayor presided. It was the first of an expected many weddings thanks to a court order that bars discrimination against same-sex couples.
Except it isn’t marriage, though I suspect the dictionaries are already being revised. And a court has again decided social policy for an entire state, as one did in Massachusetts. California voters will have their say in a ballot referendum this fall. But with thousands of couples engaging in these ceremonies, the argument will be let no man put asunder what man has put together.
Woe to those who call good evil and evil good, intones the prophet Isaiah. And as Paul said, the unsaved world is so depraved that it invents ways of doing evil. The world does what the world does and I doubt we conservatives will be able to stop it. But then, we are part of a different kingdom who serves a different king. And we are headed in a decidedly different direction.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.