the late 60’s, a wild notion blew through America churning the societal
landscape drastically. Like one of these Florida hurricanes, the Sexual
Revolution left a path of destruction and misery miles wide with
inestimable damage. And now the next storm, focused on the redefinition of
marriage, is threatening its share of destruction.
Back then, the first ill wind asserted that “Sex outside marriage is just
the same as marriage — because we have love. . .We don’t need a piece of
paper (a marriage license).” Slogans were generated to bolster the notion:
“Free love.” Translation? “Free sex” (without commitment, particularly
male commitment). And “Make love not war,” meaning sex is better than
going to Viet Nam.
a result, secondary legal decisions were made in the public policy arena
resulting in easy-out marriage (via no-fault divorce laws) and easy-out
pregnancy (when abortion on demand was found in the U.S. Constitution).
These decisions kept this “free love” truly free — no responsibilities. As
a result, the number of common sexually transmitted diseases increased from
3 to 30 and most of these moved to epidemic proportions, teen pregnancy
skyrocketed, America witnessed 40 million abortions, single-parent child
rearing became the norm, and sexually used (“loved”) women became enraged,
forming a radical-feminist phalanx. Yet America is only now fully reaping
the impact of this maelstrom on the children reared in this turbulence.
the next storm is already upon us even before the nation fully recovered
from the first. This time the assertion is “ANY KIND of sex outside
of marriage is the same as marriage. . . and give us a marriage license to
This Second Sexual Revolution has been brewing for years, reaching a
Category 5 status last winter when renegade judges in Massachusetts
demanded that their state’s lawmakers legislate something against their
will — same-sex marriage — and when radical city officials in
various parts of the nation began breaking laws by offering same-sex
marriage licenses. Make no mistake, the force behind the upheaval has
been generated by those who want to change sexual norms for their own
benefit again, this time targeting marriage, the foundation of society,
with a full, in-your-face assault.
If they are
successful, a new and heavier path of destruction and misery will result.
marriage advocates make their case in civil rights language, everyone
intuitively knows that no one and no one group has a civil right to
redefine marriage and use the force of government to leverage obedience.
The crux of the issue,
often overlooked, is that marriage is always about the next generation —
it’s about children! It is NOT simply about sex as the first Sexual
Revolution left us to believe. Why would we initiate a vast, untested
social experiment on the next generation of children by deliberately
creating marriages that always deny a child of either a mother or a
father? Arguing about the rights and privileges of adults when it’s the
children that are the priority of marriage is most profoundly selfish,
reducing marriage to two questions: “How do I want to have sex?” and “How
can I acquire the children I desire?”
interesting when the advocates of same-sex marriage, the sloganeered
“diversity movement,” offer nothing but “sameness” to their children – two
dads or two moms. Real diversity is found in traditional marriage
where a child has both mother and father with all of the wonderful dynamics
of male and female interaction. Because diversity within parenthood is
obviously not the philosophy of same-sex marriage advocates, it
clarifies that the diversity banner is more of an empty, advertising slogan
directed at heterosexual adults to win “tolerance” for the gay agenda.
Yes, many families in
America are headed by a single parent. But single parents consistently
desire (or would have desired) their marriages to work out and their
spouses to be fully involved with their children. Besides, a loving and
compassionate society always comes to the aid of motherless or fatherless
families — it never intentionally creates them. Same-sex marriage creates
them every time. And in so-doing, it asserts that mother-hood is no longer
needed or that fatherhood is outdated. We’ve come a long way baby. . .
but not THAT far.
Unless we move to
protect marriage with our fullest resolve at this moment in history, the
third, unseen, but most frightening storm is yet to come: if the first
tempest pushed “Sex outside marriage is the same as marriage” and the
second is now driving “Any kind of sex is the same as marriage,”
what will the next storm be pushing?
If we don’t
corporately set our face against this current wind, I question whether
American culture will have the heart to survive the third.