Here are 37 American businesses that wildly celebrated Friday’s (June 26) nonsensical 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court forbidding states to restrict a marriage to one man and one woman.
Leave aside that the ruling isn’t going to help anyone’s bottom line. Leave aside that it further endangers our already endangered Social Security program. Leave aside it complicates corporate human resources divisions and increases the cost of benefits programs.
It was hip and gives the rich, spoiled, never-bloodied ones who run corporate America to shout “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.”
The recognition that homosexuality is a sin is a rather small part of the Bible and, despite what some Democrats claim, God does not hate gays. Rejecting that one part, though, gives license to reject the whole thing.
Taking care of the poor and loving your neighbor for examples.
Victor David Hanson, a week ago, published a heartbreaking column on PJMedia.com describing how the water crisis and environmental fanaticism are causing people to literally abandon their homes in the working class interior of California while the gated-community hipsters in Silicon Valley and Hollywood enjoy rich lawns and expansive carbon footprints.
The people who run America’s institutions whether business, academic or political truly don’t care about gays as individuals unless that particular gay can be of some benefit to them, and they don’t care about non-gays either.
So kudos Pope Francis for having the insight to spell it out.
And what is the Pope’s position on gay marriage? It’s pretty clear.
“The family is also threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage,” he says about it. “As you know, these realities are increasingly under attack from powerful forces which threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation and betray the very values which have inspired and shaped all that is best in your culture.”