In his “Gay Marriage and the Constitution” Wall Street Journal opinion piece, David Boies is not only wrong about the Constitution, he is wrong about God.
Recently, Ted Olson and I brought a lawsuit asking the courts to now declare unconstitutional California’s Proposition 8 limitation of marriage to people of the opposite sex. We acted together because of our mutual commitment to the importance of this cause, and to emphasize that this is not a Republican or Democratic issue, not a liberal or conservative issue, but an issue of enforcing our Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and due process to all citizens.
…But, in fact, the sexual orientation of gays and lesbians is as much a God-given characteristic as the color of their skin or the sexual orientation of their straight brothers and sisters.
I agree with HotAir commenter “youngturk”:
Okay, I haven’t read all of the comments but I see three serious problems with Bois’s statement:
1. When he says,
“But, in fact, the sexual orientation of gays and lesbians is as much a God-given characteristic as the color of their skin or the sexual orientation of their straight brothers and sisters.”
that is ignorance or demonstrating lack of research at best and lying at worst because I know several men and women who were in the gay lifestyle and no longer are, haven’t been for years/decades, and many of them happily married now;
2. as much as gay activists would like to wish it were so, there is not a shred of scientific evidence that has ever proven than people are born gay (if such scientific proof existed it would be thrown in our face daily); and
3. following Bois’s logic, any number of two or [more] people who are “in love” should have the right by law to get married. Which is what gay activisits really want: the destruction of the institution of marriage.
The destruction of the institution of marriage is a common objective of many of those who rebel against God and His Word. For example, it is one of the Communist Goals:
#40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
Promotion of easy divorce has already been achieved over the last few decades. In my opinion, gay marriage does not encourage easy divorce, and David Boies is using that as a strawman argument to easily knock down. Let me say it again: I do not believe gay marriage encourages heterosexual divorce.
But gay marriage does discredit the family as an institution.
Children are conceived by, and are best raised by, the union of one man and one woman.
That is the way God designed it to be. But David Boies says:
But, in fact, the sexual orientation of gays and lesbians is as much a God-given characteristic as the color of their skin…
If that’s a “fact”, as Boies claims, where’s the proof that sexual orientation is as much a characteristic of DNA as skin color?
If Boies wants to use the words “fact” and “God” in the same sentence, then why is he silent about what the Bible has to say about “truth”, “God”, and homosexuality?
For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;
Homosexuality is not “a God-given characteristic”. It is a “vile passion“, “against nature”, “shameful”, “error” for which “penalty” is “due”, and the act of “a debased mind”.
That’s what God has to say about homosexuality. That’s a fact. And God’s Word is truth.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
David Boies is not only wrong about God, he is wrong about the Constitution.
this cause… is not a Republican or Democratic issue, not a liberal or conservative issue, but an issue of enforcing our Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and due process to all citizens.
If Boies really believes that the founders who wrote the Constitution would support gay marriage under “equal protection and due process to all citizens”, then perhaps he should go back and review the laws in colonial America, where homosexuality was punishable by death, and the laws specifying capital punishment specifically referenced Bible verses. See the post “Biblically Correct, Not Politically Correct” and the comments which follow it.