Madeline Crabb
Judicial activism and homosexuality--
Here we go again, Part 1
By Madeline Crabb
August 8, 2010

This past week in California, the will of 7 million voters was once again thwarted by an activist judge who violated his oath to uphold the United States Constitution. Instead of interpreting existing law, he deprived We the People in California the right to once and for all proclaim marriage to be a relationship between a man and a woman, as it has been defined for millennia.

For the past several months I have been silent while recuperating and rehabilitating from a serious personal injury. During that time I also battled with a sense of discouragement over the state of affairs in our nation. After the health care vote, things seemed hopeless. Of course, my health concerns may have affected my state of mind. While my recovery is not complete, I am definitely on the positive side of the personal battle, and the mental "fog" has been clearing.

To act or not to act?

Recently, I have been repeatedly reminded of Scripture and other words of wisdom regarding our responsibility towards maintaining society. In Ephesians 6:13, the Bible tells us that after we have done everything we can do, we are to stand. The results are up to God. Simply put, God tells us that if we do our part, He will do his. So the nagging question to me was: Madeline, have you done all you can do? My unfortunate answer was no, I hadn't.

Another thought gnawed at me for weeks. It is the statement from Edmund Burke: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." So then, if I did nothing, in essence, I was facilitating the triumph of evil.

Finally this week, Glenn Beck recited Minister Dietrich Bonhoeffer: "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." So dear fellow Americans, my silence is over. I must speak, and I must act.

What's the big deal?

Many Americans do not understand the ramifications of such decisions as the one regarding Prop 8 in California. Some would contend that California is so "out there" that it may as well be another country. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is one of the 50 states in our union, and what happens there will affect the other 49 states.

One man, Northern California District Judge Vaughn Walker, is responsible for the injustice to the 7 million voters who decided what constitutes marriage in their state. Why this openly homosexual judge did not recuse himself from the case is baffling, because clearly, he has a definite conflict of interest. Furthermore, he did not abide by the Constitution which clearly gives the right to decide on this issue to the State, or the people, as outlined in the 10th amendment.

The homosexual community is hell bent on ramming their lifestyle down our proverbial throats. They want to do what they want to do, and will use every method they can to force the issue. They claim they are being discriminated against. Weh, weh. Well, sometimes they are. So? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there are many groups of people who are discriminated against. Do you know anyone over the age of 50 who has recently tried to get a job? Results aren't so good, despite the fact it is against the law to discriminate on the basis of age. Yeah right.

Besides, we live in a so-called "free" society where we can pick and choose those we want to associate with. We ALL discriminate against somebody or something. The fact is that homosexuals can say and do any perverted thing they want, but the rest of Americans, the overwhelming majority, must be silenced. If opponents to this aberrant lifestyle speak out against it, they are labeled as haters and homophobes. Congress agrees with the homosexual community that such speech should be called "hate speech," and recently decided it should be a crime. Go figure. Of course, hate crimes legislation was embedded in another bill, so many legislators probably had no idea what they were voting for. After all, reading and understanding what's in legislation isn't deemed necessary or important. But that's a subject for another time.

Hello America! Have you ever really listened to how homosexuals talk about their opponents — those daring enough to exercise their "freedom of speech" on such issues? Suffice it to say the response is not pleasant, and is often downright vulgar. And if it is Christians who speak out, the homosexual community will show up at your church to do ungodly things, and even threaten to burn down churches. Yes Virginia, homosexuals discriminate too. Isn't freedom grand!

Is it good for society?

Civilized society has always condemned homosexual behavior. Period. End of story. But as America has turned away from the God of the Bible, the "In God we trust" one, we have become progressively arrogant and decadent. Thus, evil is prevailing. Same sex marriage was the reason for Prop 8 in California. In civilized society, citizens determine the parameters in which they live. But increasingly, as we just witnessed in Judge Walker's decision, the minority is now deciding how the majority must live.

Buggery, or sodomy, has been historically and legally defined as a "crime against nature." Now if individuals wish to engage in such behavior, that is their personal choice. Society however, does not have to bless and legitimize such behavior through the institution of marriage. Homosexuals repeatedly tell us that because they can't "get married," they are being denied the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as stated in the Declaration of Independence. Wrong. These individuals have the same rights as every other American citizen. They just want more and special rights, which in many cases, politicians have granted them, against the will of the majority of Americans. And if the politicians don't do their bidding, the homosexual community will search for judges willing to throw out the Constitution and legislate from the bench, again going against the will of the majority.

Marriage is a foundation of civilized society. Messing around with the building materials of a foundation weakens it. In the past hundred years, and particularly since the 1960's, this foundation has been crumbling because of our "social experimentation." How much more manipulation can it stand before toppling? Granting same sex marriage is a pronouncement that homosexuality is good. (After all, it is "gay," isn't it? You know... happy, carefree, fun, and all that.) It also denotes further erosion of our societal values. Lyrics in the old song, the Limbo Rock, asked: How low can you go? Well, America, we should be asking ourselves: How low can we go?

Not to be an alarmist or anything, but we should remember a couple of societies named Sodom and Gomorrah. Because of homosexuality, they went so low that God had to destroy them with fire and brimstone. So Americans, we must take seriously the act of judicial activism against California voters this past week. It's another major attack against We the People, the Constitution, and the foundation of our society. If American citizens don't fight against evil, if we don't do all that we can do, won't we get what we deserve? Shouldn't we ponder these things before it's too late? To anyone willing to hear....

© Madeline Crabb


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Madeline Crabb

Madeline Crabb is a Christian, a Constitutional Conservative, and a patriot. Holding a degree in journalism and public relations, and training from the Leadership Institute, she has been a columnist since 2000, and has written for various Christian newspapers around the country. As a “watchwoman” on the wall (Is.62:67), Madeline calls all citizens to awaken, arise, and act in restoring one nation under God.


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