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The 14th Amendment�What Does It Really Mean?
Volume 49, Program 13
12/10/2003
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Was the Constitution's 14th Amendment written to protect homosexuals, or is the Court rewriting history? Tune in as Michael Farris talks about a recent court decision on this edition of Home School Heartbeat.

    Mike Farris:
    In June, the Supreme Court issued an opinion claiming that the 14th Amendment, which was added to the Constitution in 1868, was intended to protect the rights of homosexuals.

    Anyone who's read the legal opinions of the 1860s, when homosexuality was treated as a crime, has to recognize that the Supreme Court has adopted an Alice in Wonderland version of American history.

    The Supreme Court was not following the views of the elected officials who wrote and ratified the 14th Amendment-rather, the Court imposed its own modern secular philosophy upon an entire nation that still claims to practice democracy.

    In a highly unusual prediction, Justice Scalia, dissenting in the Lawrence case, pointed out that the case creates legal principles by which homosexuals can demand the right to marry as a federal constitutional right.

    But it is even worse than that.

    The majority opinion in Lawrence said that neither Congress nor state legislators may ever legislate on the basis of morality alone. Already one pornographer has used this rule in Lawrence to claim that all pornography is constitutionally protected because there is no showing of harm to those who read and look at this material. We can expect similar attacks on laws regarding drug use, being drunk in public, laws banning nudity at the beach, and more.

    Laws which protect public decency are now on the endangered species list, thanks to the Supreme Court. I'm Mike Farris.

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