Friday, August 31, 2007

Iowa the new battleground?

Will Iowa become the new battleground over gay "marriage"? Judge Robert Hanson has ruled the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional and at least one "couple" has already filed papers.

House Minority Leader Christopher Rants, R-Sioux City, said the ruling illustrates the need for a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

"I can't believe this is happening in Iowa," he said. "I guarantee you there will be a vote on this issue come January," when the Legislature convenes.

We can only hope and pray that it does and that temporary cultural insanity does not beset this legislature as it did in Massachusetts. And, for that matter, in New Hampshire as well. At some point, not possibly soon enough, the world will see that this race to the bottom of the moral barrel ends in only one place - Hell.

It has long been known that New England in general is a bastion of liberal-think, but to see it spread to the heartland of the country is heart-rending. This is yet again an example of the danger of judges stepping outside their competency and making law instead of interpreting it. Until the judiciary as a whole in this country regains its sanity and stops looking at every single purported "civil rights" case as a potential Dred Scott or Brown v. Board of Education we will have these wild swings of juridicial fancy. For sanity and sanctity, we pray.