Few were surprised when a panel of the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision striking down Virginia’s voter-approved prohibition against same-sex marriage. After all, the court’s decision continues a trend that courts across American have been following: overturning voter-backed legislation upholding natural law in favor of recognizing the “right” of homosexual couples to marry.
While some view the trend as the unavoidable march of “progress,” noted author, apologist and culture expert Alex McFarland points out that our nation’s Constitution is based on a recognition of natural law, and the rejection of that law will inevitably lead to the loss of our Constitution.
“What’s particularly worrisome about the pathway to the legalization of same-sex marriage is that the only way to travel down this path is to abolish the belief in natural law,” McFarland said. “As any student of our nation’s history understands, our entire system of government is based on the understanding that natural law exists and that it governs our liberties.
“Our own Declaration of Independence directly cites natural law as the basis for declaring independence from Great Britain: ‘When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.’ The rejection of natural law leads neither to liberty nor equality, but rather to anarchy. And this will lead to the end of the U.S. Constitution and the end of our democratic republic.”