Sunday, June 28, 2015

I See... Why We Shouldn't Be THAT Worried About the Recent Supreme Court Decision Legalizing Gay Marriage

On the surface, every outstanding Mormon treasuring a fundamental belief in the Great Plan of Happiness should be justifiably disturbed with the recent Supreme Court decision forcing all 50 United States to accept gay marriage as the law of the land. After all, His Great Plan of Happiness, aka the Plan of Salvation, grants the power of God to create life, procreation, only to men and women within the sacred bonds of marriage. God designed life and eternity to function according to this plan. Ironically, those who choose to act on same-sex desires via sexual union in committed relationships that they want to call “marriage” are taking advantage of one key element of the Plan, free choice, to essentially check themselves out of the Plan.

It is initially tempting to interpret this decision as fulfillment of the scriptural contract contained in Mosiah 29:27:

“And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgments of God will come upon you; yea, then is the time he will visit you with great destruction even as he has hitherto visited this land.”

Read that first line very, very carefully. The Mormon Third Eye does not view the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage as the “voice of the people.” As one dissenting justice described it, “it is the decision of five lawyers,” a slightly snide reference to the five Supreme Court judges who signed on to the majority opinion. Only 4.6% of United States citizens identify themselves as gay, and a majority of American still define marriage as the union of man and woman.

So, currently, I don't think we are worthy of the “great destruction” promised by Mosiah. Not yet- at least not on this sacred principle. Although a majority of Supreme Court judges have chosen iniquity, the American people have not. Given enough time and moral erosion, perhaps popular state and federal referendums would have redefined marriage in a similar fashion- but now we'll never know.  

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