It seems that the hormonal sex drive is so strong that unless a person respects her/his personal autonomy, he/she will take opportunities for sexual gratification and personal intimacy. The movies and TV depict people who, despite all sorts of commitments and responsibilities, upon the slightest encouragement from another person, leap into sex with serious relish. Some politicians seem to watch too much TV. Many people would earnestly gratify each other’s base sexual appetites despite the costs to personal autonomy. They can become adulterers, cause pregnancy, or acquire STD without the slightest conscience. It’s like popular society is comprised of sociopaths. The gullible portion of society follows popular images, and as a consequence there are 110 million known STD cases in the US with 20 million cases each year. Some STD rate increases are dominated by same-sex practices.
The same-sex partners respond, “We can procreate. Gays take the child from its mother, and force her/him to attach with a man and suffer surrogacy motherhood. Lesbian partnership provides a surrogate father. The partners decide whether to allow a child the privilege of knowing her/his other natural parent and grandparents and receive the guidance their experiences offer. We either deny the child of other sex a gender role model, or hire a surrogate. Gays can learn to dress a girl for every occasion. Lesbians can teach a boy how to make love. We can explain to them intercourse and why we do not practice it: the child can handle the contradiction and their distinction from children of a couple. We make conscientious parents.”
What was argued was not Windsor’s case, but Congress’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Previously, Congress unjustly and unconstitutionally defended marriage between a man and a woman as Judeo-Christian tradition, instead of defending it on the basis of human reproduction and related references to the objective truth, or my preference: monogamous procreation, or even better, the ethics of physics. Since then, Congress sat idly while the USSC awards favor to self-proclaimed same-sex partners--perhaps no more significant than roommates--exceeding the civic equality due each individual or single person, including the children to be born, as well as heterosexual monogamists who procreate, and the administration aggressively forces the harm on the nation one state at a time. Don't forget: the harm originates from governance under the god imposed by the Congress in DOMA, and the alternative is governance of by and for a people according to the preamble, which has lain fallow for 226 years.
When I was a believer, I indolently felt that my god would prevail civically, and besides, in the end, my soul was saved. I now recognize that gullible thinking as antinomianism. Gullibility is a deadly error. I think I know why Christianity left gullibility off the list of seven deadly sins: gullibility of the believer empowers the dogma. The church, in Machiavellian concert with the government, needs to maintain a god. The end of that ancient game is way beyond any person’s lifetime. But the justice of a people can terminate governance under a god, at any time now, by committing to governance under a people who use the preamble to the United States Constitution and fulfill its eight goals for the sake of their own lives. Believers do not need to forgo their pursuit of their religious scripture, but they do need to understand that civic accommodations enable such private pursuits: Believers need to attend to both private and civic duties.