Two news items, today. First, on voice vote this past week, New Hampshire lawmakers took the first step toward repealing a two-century-old law against adultery. The sponsor of the bill to repeal, state Representative Tim O'Flaherty, announced: "I don't think there's any appetite in New Hampshire to use police powers to enforce a marriage."
"Enforce a marriage?" Marriage is love and fruitfulness and submission and self-sacrifice and affection and intimacy and pillow-talk and fights and the longest and slowest of obediences that finally produces the joy of fiftieth and sixtieth anniversaries. Marriage is "two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard, now everything is easy 'cause of you." Marriage is Christ and His Church.
Trust me, Honorable Tim O'Flaherty, no one in these United States of America is thinking about using "police powers to enforce a marriage." Rather, our wise fathers and mothers of two centuries ago were acting in defense of husbands, wives, sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, friends, and neighbors from the rapes, incest, sexually transmitted diseases, baby-murders, assaults, prostitution, and other crimes of passion that accompany adultery as surely as darkness accompanies night.
Which brings us to the second item: in southern Indiana, a sodomite was just sentenced to forty years imprisonment for crimes committed against a son he owned with his partner. The crimes are too awful to speak of. But what should be noted is that these sodomites bought their son from a surrogate mother with the express purpose of committing these crimes. Meanwhile, single mothers and lesbians and sodomites around the world are hounding civil magistrates for the right to go and do likewise...