June 29, 2015
By Bob Cox
Some opinions, comments and links relating to what is happening in this great nation and, in particular, in Western Colorado.
I am a little late today. I agreed to help out a little at KUBC and work with Jim Kerschner on the Morning Show this week. Then, if they don’t throw me out first, I am going to fill in for Dan Lynch a couple of days next week too.
For those of you who have not listened to the Morning Show, Kerschner used to host it and he and I had a lot of fun “stirring things up.” This morning was somewhat of a reunion for us and Jim had no problem getting right into the “stir.”
Mostly, we talked about the recent Supreme Court decision that essentially mandates that marriage be redefined in all fifty states and that these “marriages” must be available to gay couples. I have two big problems with the court’s finding on this issue.
First, and I think foremost, is that the United States Supreme Court is participating in nothing less than judicial activism. They are requiring with this decision that marriage be redefined. In their summary of the ruling, the court said, The limitation of marriage to opposite-sex couples may long have seemed natural and just, but its inconsistency with the central meaning of the fundamental right to marry is no manifest.
Secondly, I happen to believe that the decision itself is unconstitutional, but who do we go to now to argue that? The Supreme Court managed to step completely outside their intended purpose and make a ruling that had absolutely nothing to do with the Constitution, and that is a dangerous step to take. I must agree with well-known commentator Ryan T. Anderson, who wrote recently that the redefinition of marriage has some dire consequences for children. “It makes the relationship more about the desires of adults than the needs – or rights – of children. It teaches the lie that mothers and fathers are interchangeable.”
I frankly could not care less if someone wants to defy what I believe to be a very strict moral issue. What I do not want is for them to tell me that I am some sort of bigoted homophobe because I disagree with them. I am proud of the fact that I am married to a woman and even more proud that we have managed to keep our marriage together for almost 47 years and that we raised our children in a mother-and-father environment and five activist judges will not change my mind.
On a side-note, if you haven’t participated in the Operation Sweet Tooth marathon that Jim is heading up on KUBC 580, it is time you do so. Give him a call and show your support of a project that is second to none. He is on most of the day during the next week beginning at 10 a. m. The studio number is
© Robert R. Cox 2015