September 11, 2001, will always stand as a sad day in American history, as our nation was attacked from the outside. Now, May 17, 2004, the state of Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriages. According to news reports, homosexual couples began lining up outside government offices on Sunday night. At 12:01 a.m. Monday in Cambridge, city officials began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Massachusetts has a three-day waiting period but judges decided to issue waivers to allow homosexual couples on Monday.
For some reason, a group of activist judges have been able to redefine marriage and normalize homosexuality. Their decision will have a devastating effect on our nation's understanding of the family, human sexuality, gender roles and parenthood. Polls indicate that up to 70 percent of Americans oppose same-sex marriages. For some reason, our out-of-control judiciary has the authority to impose their views and values on the rest of the nation. When their decision was made last November, they acknowledged that "many people hold deep-seeded religious, moral and ethical convictions that marriage should be limited to the union of one man and one woman, and that homosexual conduct is immoral." Unfortunately, moral and religious arguments now have no impact on such court cases. For America to be considered a Christian nation, this moral degradation of our nation is so saddening.