A SIGNIFICANT DATE IN THE ERADICATION OF THE HISTORIC CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH THIS NATION WAS FOUNDED
This may not be a July 4, 1776 . . . or a December 7, 1941 . . . but it may very well go down in the record annals as tremendously -- even overwhelmingly -- important in the history of the United States. The date is May 17, 2004, just a few days ago. It is the day when a major step, indeed, THE major step, was taken in the continuing program of the liberals to dismantle the foundational structure that has made this nation great. It is the day when the actions of four justices on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, led by the ultra-liberal Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, resulted in a redefinition of marriage law to make homosexual marriages legal in that state.
Commenting on the significance of the Massachusetts action, on May 17 President Bush released the following statement: "The sacred institution of marriage should not be redefined by a few activist judges. All Americans have a right to be heard in this debate. I called on the Congress to pass, and to send to the states for ratification, an amendment to our Constitution defining and protecting marriage as the union of a man and a woman as husband and wife. The need for that amendment is still urgent, and I repeat that call today."
The importance of this event was well expressed by Jeff Jacoby, columnist for the Boston Globe: "The fundamental building block of civilization is about to undergo a radical change -- a change not only unsupported by a clear consensus, but opposed by a majority of American adults. How did this happen? How did we reach the point of jettisoning the most basic presumption of our most basic social institution? The joining of gay and lesbian couples in marriage may turn out to be the most consequential development in our lifetimes."