The evolution from ignoring things done “between two consenting adults in private” to government-enforced mandatory acceptance of sexual deviancy has been occurring for decades, and the casualties left in the rubble of this persistent march toward Sodom have continued to pile up.
I’ve written a lot over the years about the LGBT agenda and the culture war against America, but there’s been a noticeable intensity in the battles being fought — and won, unfortunately — against morality and traditional values.
Having succeeded in redefining heterosexual and gender norms in order to “normalize” homosexuality and transgenderism, the LGBT army is now fighting to normalize polyamory and pedophilia, specifically the acceptance of polyamorous relationships — including multi-partner “marriages” — and the recognition of pedophilia as an unchangeable “sexual orientation.”
In his dissenting opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges that opened the floodgates to same-sex marriage and boosted the LGBT agenda, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts warned, “It is striking how much the majority’s reasoning [in support of same-sex marriage] would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.”
Roberts’ opinion was quickly seized upon by several parties who used the Obergefell decision as evidence that polyamory and polygamy should be legalized, but those efforts failed because no precedent had been established at the time. However, that’s about to change.
In Somerville, MA just northwest of Boston, the city council voted unanimously to redefine what constitutes a family by granting polyamorous relationships the same legal recognition given to married couples. According to Councilor Lance Davis, who helped draft the ordinance:
“I don’t think it’s the place of the government to tell people what is or is not a family.
“Defining families is something that historically we’ve gotten quite wrong as a society, and we ought not to continue to try and undertake to do so.”
If the “not the government’s place” mantra sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same pro-LGBT rhetoric used for many years that eventually led to the Obergefell same-sex marriage decision and the rest of the LGBT agenda.
And here’s an irony: LGBT extremists say they don’t believe that it’s government’s place to tell them what defines a marriage or a family, yet the Somerville ordinance does exactly that — only from a pro-LGBT point-of-view.
The “If you don’t believe in same-sex marriage, don’t have one” crowd is already using the same argument in support of polyamorous relationships as they try to make polyamory an equal rights issue, but the precedent-setting Somerville ordinance is a vital step toward creating a constitutionally protected right to polyamorous relationships and the permanent destruction of the institution of marriage.
Any doubt about this being the ultimate goal is easily erased by this quote from Masha Gessen (a lesbian activist and journalist):
“The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist.
“I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three… And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”
By the way, the institution of marriage won’t be the only casualty in the LGBT culture war; the First Amendment will also become passé. Already, government-mandated acceptance of same-sex marriage and transgenderism has resulted in the loss of our God-given right to religious liberty.
Last year the Democrat-controlled House passed the so-called “Equality Act,” a bill that openly targets religious liberty for elimination and codifies the LGBT agenda via a revision to the Civil Rights Act. In the words of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), the legislation was needed because “Religion is no excuse for discrimination when it comes to sexual orientation or gender identity.” Not to be outdone, Republicans offered a “conservative” alternative (Fairness For All Act), a bill that would allegedly protect religious liberty while amending the Civil Rights Act.
And last month the Supreme Court, led by Neil Gorsuch, made amending the Civil Rights Act a mute point when he joined the majority in a 6-3 decision (Bostock v. Clayton County) that found a never-existed-before inalienable right to transgenderism in Title VII of the Act while providing no protections for religious liberty.
The religious liberty rights of Americans are being systematically destroyed as a consequence of the LGBT agenda and the culture war against America — just as we knew would be the case following the Obergefell decision.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.