July 14, 2004
The Senate is scheduled to vote today on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
Supporters admit the measure will not attract the two-thirds majority it would need.
There is no question that the courts have taken away the rights of the people to decide such things. From school prayer, to abortion and now same-sex marriage, rogue courts are ripping apart the social fabric and designing their own.
Or are they? Could it be that the courts are truly representing the moral state of our union?
This is a culture that focuses on wealth, possessions and pleasure. It has forgotten God and it could be, as Paul says in Romans, that God is giving us over to our depraved minds.
We invent ways of doing evil and because we no longer regard God in our hearts, we get this and much worse in our culture.
No government can fix that. Only individuals can.
If we have forgotten God, how can we expect government to remember him?
To paraphrase the book of Judges: in those days there was no moral code in America and everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.