You may ask, ‘How did we come to this place in the history of our nation that the Supreme Court would redefine marriage? The decision made by the Judges on June 26, 2015 went contrary to the understanding of the majority of the citizens of the United States regarding the definition of marriage and that being, the joining together of a man (male) and woman (female) in the holy estate of matrimony.
One news reporter explained very clearly as to why that infamous decision was made when he said, “we have evolved in our culture that we now can accept ‘gay’ marriages.” Did you understand what he said? The reporter stated that we have “evolved in our culture” as to the reason the decision was made by the Supreme Court Judges. One definition of the word ‘evolve’ is, “a gradual process of change and development.” The word evolution is defined as “the gradual development of something, especially from a simple to a more complex form.” In other words, the moral standards of our nation have eroded over a period of time and not suddenly as when a tornado occurs in a few seconds, often without warning.
The decision by the U. S. Supreme Court on January 22, 1973 (Wade Vs Roe) to legalize abortion, the killing of ‘heart beating’, innocent unborn children devalued human life. The conservative estimate is that 1.5 million abortions are performed in this nation annually.
The fact that society, in general, no longer considers it ‘a shame’ for a woman (often teenagers) are having children out of wedlock. Some estimate that 40-70 percent (depending on the race of the mothers) of the children born in the United States are born to unwed mothers.
In today’s society the number of couples living together outside of marriage has greatly increased – without shame. One report that I read is that “cohabitation before a wedding has increased almost 900 percent since the l960s. Consider this: “Couples aged 50 and older are living together in greater numbers than ever. According to Forbes.com, more than 1.8 million Americans in that age group are cohabiting.” Among young adults, living together without being married is acceptable in society today. The number of marriages has fallen drastically over the years. The fact may be, the couples cohabiting together may out number the couples who are married.
It is not surprising, though disappointing, that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of ‘same sex marriages’. It has been and is the case that we are gradually evolving in our culture that what used to be the accepted norm is no longer. And, the sad fact is, we are not finished with this gradual process of eroding the high moral standards that once we had in the country.