Writing at the Washington Times, Jeffrey Kuhner responds to Obama's decision to ignore attacks upon the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act:
Contrary to the claims of liberals, marriage is not a “civil right” -- something to be dispensed at the behest of anyone who wishes it. If this were true, it would unleash the floodgates. Polygamy, “transgender” unions, bestiality, pedophilia -- all forms of deviant sexual behavior could claim discrimination. It is a recipe for moral anarchy and social disintegration. For centuries, public acceptance of homosexuality has been identified with decadence, decline and the fall of civilizations.
Throughout history, especially in the West, traditional marriage has had a distinct status. It is a sacred union between a man and a woman. Its primary -- although not sole -- role is to create and socialize children. It is the most effective means by which societies not only reproduce, but transmit the mores of one generation to the next. It is the linchpin of any stable, successful culture. To weaken -- or worse, transform -- it inevitably leads to societal collapse. Babylon, ancient Greece and Rome all withered away because of internal moral rot.
If Obama is successful in his campaign to discriminate against the Creator of the Declaration, and against the Creator's norms for human sexuality and married life, he may well go down in history as the president who delivered the final gleeful blow in the murdering of America.
But he will not succeed. He will fail, justice will be done, and America as a nation conceived in liberty, under God, will live. Those who pledge sacred honor never give up.