My Two Cents
With all due respect to the court, it did not define marriage, and therefore is not entitled to re-define it.
Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by the One who created man and woman—Almighty God—and His decisions are not subject to review or revision by any manmade court. God is clear about the definition of marriage in His Holy Word: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24).
You know what I think. I don't think laws can legislate morality. The Supreme Court can try, but laws can be repealed. And also, I don't think (I pray) appeals and protests aren't the way to repeal laws. I think we have to change hearts. It's working with abortion. Less and less babies are being aborted. I think the same-sex marriage hoop-la will die down. Wait until people want to have two or more wives or husband. I mean why exclude others from the matrimonial union. Don't they deserve happiness too.
It's just silliness. So how to respond? We work on the culture and respond like Christians. We spread our joy and encourage people to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Now that's where they will find true love. The Archdiocese of Denver has a good response to the Supreme Court decision.
Interesting response from the Archdiocese of Denver to today's Supreme Court decision:
"We here at the Denver Catholic figure that we have two options for how to respond going foward:
Go on the defensive. We've clearly lost the culture war, but we can try to convince the public that our view is the correct one.
Realize that we don't live in a Christian culture, and therefore must engage it as missionaries.
Option one is equivalent to declaring ourselves victims. Option two is to accept the challenge of living as authentic followers of Jesus Christ in a world that has largely forgotten Him.
Jesus Christ is real. We Christians have experienced the sweetness of a personal relationship with Him. Our mission is not to punish or coerce those who have not experienced this—instead, we must invite them into relationship. What better way to do this than to show the joy of living the Catholic faith?
We ask you to join us in the #MissionofJoy campaign.
Our goal is to fill social media, and Catholic media especially, with messages of hope and joy, not victimhood and retaliation.
Please consider doing the following:
Take time to reflect on how you, personally, can be a missionary of joy
Create memes, videos, infographics, etc.—wherever your strengths lay—to show the joy of living the Church's teaching, or share ours!
Share your messages through your own social media channels using the hashtag #MissionofJoy
As for me, I choose Option Two. Fill the social media.