By Bryan Fischer
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Rarely can you identify a moment in time at which a major political party sealed its own doom and relegated itself to the ash heap of history. Today is that day for the Democratic Party.
The party of Thomas Jefferson, who once wrote a law calling for the castration of those who committed the infamous crime against nature, has now enshrined sodomy-based marriage in its party platform.
Jefferson must be rolling over in his personal parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence, which celebrates the unalienable, God-given right to liberty, not licentiousness.
We know from data collected by the Centers for Disease Control that homosexual conduct is as dangerous to human health as intravenous drug abuse. Of all the men ever diagnosed with HIV/AIDS since the “epidemic” began, 90% contracted it either through having sex with other men (60%), injection drug use (22%) or both (8%). Thus the Democratic Party has made a noble virtue out of behavior that is immoral, unnatural, and unhealthy, and will destroy the lives of those who engage in it.
For the Democratic Party to enshrine the infamous crime against nature in its party platform is the final nail in the coffin of a party that in its history has defended slavery and racism (the KKK was a Democratic institution) and filibustered Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s. This move signals its permanent slide into political oblivion.
That is, if the Republican Party seizes the day. The Republican Party was founded in 1854 to fight those “twin relics of barbarism, polygamy and slavery.” The growth of Joseph Smith’s polygamous Mormon church in Utah had created a threat to the natural family, and slavery was denying Americans their unalienable right to liberty. The Civil War resolved the issue of slavery, and the Mormon church capitulated to reality and morality by 1890, vindicating the party’s principled defense of both freedom and the family.
The bottom line here is that the GOP was founded to protect and preserve the institution of natural marriage. The Democrats have now made it their agenda to shred this sacred institution and define it out of recognition.
The vivid truth here is that the Democrats have now lurched to the fringe of American culture on this profound issue.The American people are not with them on same-sex marriage, and I suspect many of their own candidates woke up this morning with a considerable degree of angst over what their own benighted party leadership has done to them. They know that mainstream America still believes that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.
Natural marriage is 32-0 when the people themselves get to vote. Natural marriage won a smashing victory in the swing state of North Carolina just this summer by a 61-39 margin, which is a Custer-at-the-Little-Big-Horn wipeout. The latest polling data I have seen indicates that natural marriage is up by 15 points in liberal Minnesota, where voters will have the opportunity to vote on a state marriage amendment in November.
When voters go into the sacred confines of the ballot box, and are alone with their own consciences, they know that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and that’s the way they vote. If Republicans can remind Americans that they are voting on two utterly incompatible views of marriage when they mark their ballots on November 6, it will be a landslide of epic proportions.
Every Democratic candidate for the House and the Senate needs to be pinned down by both the media and Republican opponents. The GOP needs to hang gay marriage like an anvil around the neck of every Democratic candidate for higher office. Any Democrat who tries to swim with that tied around his neck will find his candidacy seeking to the bottom of the sea. Republicans, force them to declare themselves, and either embrace moral perversion or reject their own party.
Will Republicans recognize the incredible gift that has been handed to them by their opponents and exploit it to the full, or will their moral timidity doom them to a weak-kneed and barely audible defense of their own platform?
Republican candidates should stand proudly with both feet firmly planted on the GOP platform, which unapologetically defends man-woman marriage and calls for a constitutional amendment to preserve this sacred institution in the supreme law of the land.
Every GOP candidate should call out his Democratic opponent on this issue. And perhaps more importantly and immediately, the GOP base should call out every GOP candidate on this issue. Do you stand with the Republican Party on marriage or with the Democratic Party? There is and should be no room for waffling on this issue. Any Republican candidate who believes in same-sex marriage should be invited to leave the friendly moral confines of the GOP and find his true home in the party of the sexual libertines.
Now is the time for the GOP to paint with the bold colors of Ronald Reagan, not the pale pastels of moral cowards. If Republicans will embrace this moment of opportunity, they can put the Democratic Party out of America’s misery once and for all and permanently capture the high ground in American politics. So the question remains: will they?
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)