The Disrespect for Marriage Act

Does Biden and the FEDS know something that Doug Wilson doesn’t?

Yesterday, amidst much pomp and circumstance Joe Biden signed the “”Respect For Marriage Act.” This Bill disallows any State in the future from passing legislation that forbids or criminalizes any one from entering into a marriage with a person of the same sex or from entering into a marriage with a person of another race.

Biden’s remarks during the signing makes that clear;

“For most of our nation’s history, we denied interracial couples and same sex couples from these protections. We failed. We failed to treat them with the equal dignity and respect. And now, the law requires interracial marriage and same sex marriage must be recognized as legal in every state in the nation.”

While most conservative Christians will (for now) insist that same sex marriages are against God’s design for marriage most would not concede that interracial marriage is against God’s normative design for marriage. And yet, it seems the FEDS are tacitly admitting that both sodomite marriage and inter-racial marriage are unnatural marriages by yoking the recognition of said marriages in the same bill.

Men have short memories but it really is the case that inter-racial marriages were seen as almost just as scandalous in 1961 in much of the West as same-sex marriages are seen today. And a day is coming, I suspect, when we will recall the day when same-sex marriages were seen as just as scandalous as the eventual coming scandal that some will see in sanctioning Adult-young children marriages.

Now, we energetically admit that same-sex marriage is more unnatural than inter-racial marriages just as we would concede that same sex marriage is more unnatural than human-cow marriage. (I’m sure that even now there are activists out there about to insist; “But what about our rights to get married to Bessie the Cow?”) However, all because something is more unnatural than something else doesn’t mean that the less unnatural something is still not unnatural. Inter-racial marriage is unnatural in as much as it seeks to smash together into one union realities (race, culture, background, tastes, history etc.) that are by their very nature vastly dissimilar. However on the scale of unnaturalness inter-racial marriage is just not as much un-natural as same sex marriage.

Allow me to submit that as a people we would have never gotten to same sex marriage if we had not already blown past centuries of previous legislation that disallowed the unnaturalness of inter-racial marriage.

Keep in mind here that it doesn’t matter how prevalent something is for it to be unnatural. If somehow all future marriages contracted ended up being same sex that wouldn’t make all those marriages any less unnatural. One doesn’t arrive at determining what is natural and unnatural by counting noses.

Allow me to also observe that having arrived at the codification of the un-natural and even more un-natural we will now keep going from un-natural to ever more un-natural. There will be no stopping point for what constitutes marriage. Polygamy and Polyandry will eventually make a huge comeback, though in terms of the history of mankind those are far less unnatural than the unnaturalness of sodomite marriage.

Further, threesomes plus will be sanctioned I am sure. I can even see the day when marriage between a man and child will be sanctioned…. perhaps even as between a man and his favorite farm animal. Once is marriage is redefined away from God’s definition of marriage there is no rational stopping point.

Of course, all of this is an attack on the Biblical definition of marriage and family. One of the chief designs of those who hate Christian civilization is to destroy marriage and the family and by this legislation that Biden signed yesterday we are close than ever to that reality.

At the end of the day my objection to all this rests in the continued attempt of the New World Order to completely relativize all truth so that the International FEDS will be the ones dictating right and wrong. I also object to the project that seeks to make all color bleed into one in the attempt to completely destroy the idea of distinct race and ethnicity that God created us with. I also object to the incipient egalitarian impulse of all this.

In these kinds of controversial statements there is always the necessity to qualify so that those who want to set their hair on fire will find some reason to calm down. Here is my qualification;

Even though I firmly believe that inter-racial marriage is unnatural I fully realize that these arrangements are going to exist. And while I do think people should be dissuaded from contracting said marriages, and that for the good of the social order that marriage is supposed to be supporting and for concern of future children of said marriages, at the same time I don’t believe people who enter into those marriages are beyond the grace of God or beyond support from communities as I do believe is the case for those who enter sodomite marriages who refuse to leave them.

Every culture/social order will have to survive some un-naturalness in its midst. However, every culture/social order can only survive so much un-naturalness. With the bipartisan support of the “Respect for Marriage Act,” we have reached a whole new level of “un-natural,” with its insistence that we must respect marriages between two women or two men. This is a level of unnatural wherein the Biblical family unit will not survive.

This brings us to the irony in the name of the Bill. Washington will consistently reveal to the careful observer what they are doing by the euphemistic titles they give to their bills. It is almost always the case that the title of Federal Legislation is inverse to the reality. Can you imagine anything more disrespectful to marriage than redefining it so it is inclusive of sodomite marriages?

In conclusion the note here that is being reached for is love for healthy natural families. Doubtless, the accusation will be tossed that I am the “Hater,” when in point of fact I am the one who is saying what I am saying out of love for future marriages and for people and for future children. Only someone who hates a natural order will hate me for advocating for what has been held to be natural for thousands and thousands of years, and that merely because I refuse to invest in the lie.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

2 thoughts on “The Disrespect for Marriage Act”

  1. Remember in the 2016 election when Hillary Clinton was attacking those of us who are against sodomite “marriage”? She said that we are the same people who were against inter-racial marriage before Loving v. Virginia struck down the last state law against miscegany. As much as I hate to admit it, she was right. The problem was that none of the modern churchtards were willing to admit that truth, as they were too busy bowing at the altar of their egalitarian god and distancing themselves from the likes of Dabney and Thornwell, and a multitude of other, better men.
    When we accepted the lie that everyone should be able to marry whoever they love, we set a precedent that we can never walk back.
    We are truly, as Mr. Putin say, an empire of lies.

    1. Yes, I do remember that Mark.

      I also remember when Biden said that sodomite marriage was a silly thing to argue about since no one was contesting that marriage was only for a man and a woman.

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