Marriage Can’t Be Redefined

Marriage Can’t Be Redefined
by JBS President John F. McManus

One of the unique features of the country known as the United States of America is its Declaration of Independence. And perhaps the most singular of the numerous important affirmations contained therein is acknowledgement of a “Creator.” No qualification is given. The men who wrote and signed the document believed in the Almighty who created “all men.” In their day, of course, the meaning of “men” referred to all persons, male and female.

Supreme Court building (Image from Wikimedia Commons by Jeff Kubina, [own work]).

Belief in a Creator presupposes adhering to those standards of conduct He presents. One of these is the definition of marriage given in Genesis. After recounting the creation of woman from a rib of man, the Creator’s holy book tells us, “Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother and shall cling to his wife and they shall be two in one flesh.” In simple terms, the institution known as marriage is a union between one man and one woman. Without doubt, this is what America’s Founders believed.

History recounts numerous attempts to overcome this sacred relationship. In their 1848 Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels attacked bourgeois marriage as a hurdle standing in their path to tyranny. Decades earlier, along with their intention to deify sensuality, the 1776 Bavarian Illuminati, from whom Marx and Engels obtained much of their designs, formally advocated repudiation of marriage. Totalitarian libertines throughout history have likewise attacked the very concept of marriage because it has always stood as a bedrock of human civilization blocking their way to totalitarian rule.

An American who might have fallen asleep 60 or so years ago and then awakened today would, without doubt, be shocked to learn that more than half of our nation’s state governments have redefined marriage to include a union between two persons of the same sex. And the Supreme Court has agreed to render its opinion on the matter. A proper decision would state without equivocation that the “Creator” of all has already defined marriage, and it cannot be changed. The definition given us by our Maker is that marriage is the union only between an Adam and an Eve not between some Adam and some Steve.

Speaking before the “Women of the World” gathering at the United Nations early in 2015, putative presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Many same-sex-marriage enthusiasts, including New York Times columnist Frank Bruni who is a proud homosexual, have seconded her attitude. Sadly, these two cultural and religious revolutionaries are hardly alone.

If not blocked, the route being travelled by a growing number will lead to further attacks on the family, eventual state takeover of children, and more. Yet, there remains a huge majority of the American people who don’t agree with a redefinition of marriage and hold strongly to the “cultural codes” and “religious beliefs” openly decried by Mrs. Clinton. Questions remain: Will this still-existing majority gather itself and return the nation to sanity? Or will this shrinking majority collapse, as have others throughout history while they watched in horror the ushering in of a formally established Godless tyranny?

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Mr. McManus served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the late 1950s and joined the staff of The John Birch Society in August 1966. He has served various roles for the organization including Field Coordinator, Director of Public Affairs, and now President. He remains the Society’s chief media representative throughout the nation and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs. Mr. McManus is also Publisher of The New American magazine and author of a number of educational DVDs and books.


3 Comments on “Marriage Can’t Be Redefined”

  1. Douglas A. Logan says:

    Same sex marriage makes about as much sense as “Dry Water”.

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  2. Truman & Renee Newberry says:

    According to Theodore Roosevelt’s famous quote, regarding patriotism he said that PATRIOTISM MEANS TO STAND BY THE COUNTRY. IT DOES NOT MEAN TO STAND THE PRESIDENT OR ANY OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIAL SAVE EXACTLY TO THE DEGREE IN WHICH HE HIMSELF STANDS BY THE COUNTRY. IT IS PATRIOTIC TO SUPPORT HIM INSOFAR AS HE EFFICIENTLY SERVES THE COUNTRY. IT IS UNPATRIOTIC NOT TO OPOSE HIM TO THE EXACT EXTENT THAT BY INNEFFICIENCY HE FAILS IN HIS DUTY TO STAND BY THE COUNTRY. IN EITHER EVENT, IT IS UNPATRIOTIC NOT TO TELL THE TRUTH – -WHETHER ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OR ANYONE ELSE –SAVE IN THE RARE CASES WHERE THIS WOULD MAKE KNOWN TO THE ENEMY INFORMATION OF MILITARY VALUE WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE UNKNOWN TO HIM. Seems to the vast majority of legal Americans that Obama, “O-Biden”, Pelosi, and Reid have long dismantled our U.S. Constitution from the SANCTITY of MARRIAGE, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, and the PRESIDIENTIAL USURPATION OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS BY BYPASSING CONGRESS. Seems that a unified clamor among the masses for treasonous charges, though improbable, would at least cause an uproar across the nation !

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  3. Truman & Renee Newberry says:

    Please correct our just-posted comment regarding Marriage/patriotism: second sentence should read…….stand BY the President………..thanks !

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