Yesterday was a frustrating day.
I have to constantly remind myself not to place my trust in man, even if they are allegedly on my side in the culture war. I have to remind myself that God is in control. That my responsibility is to pray for our leaders, not to trust in them.
Nevertheless, we raise our hopes that people will make good decisions and become conversely disappointed when they fail in moral courage or are exposed for the fakes that they are.
As yesterday was a day rife with such failures and exposures I’ll focus on the event that disappointed me the most: The Supreme Court transgender ruling.
The US Supreme Court said in a landmark decision Monday that existing civil-rights legislation protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.
The court’s 6-3 ruling, written by Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, said a provision in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 known as Title VII that bars job discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin also covers LGBTQ workers.
“An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids,” Gorsuch wrote in the opinion.
The court’s four liberal justices — Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Bryer — agreed.
Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanugh dissented.
“The Court tries to convince readers that it is merely enforcing the terms of the statute, but that is preposterous. Even as understood today, the concept of discrimination because of ‘sex’ is different from discrimination because of ‘sexual orientation’ or ‘gender identity,’” Alito wrote.
Alito is correct.
According to Gorsuch’s logic- that one person is allowed to do something because another person is allowed to do so- I, as an everyday American citizen, have every bit as much of a right to weigh in on Supreme Court decisions as Gorsuch himself, or Justices Thomas, Sotomayor, or Kavanaugh. After all, I am person just like them. How dare they prevent me from weighing in on SCOTUS decisions simply because I have not been confirmed as a Supreme Court judge! Don’t these bigots know that I identify as a Supreme Court Justice?
This is, of course, absurd.
But, it serves as a reminder that the literal destruction of America is coming sooner than expected. When the law serves to protect mental delusions then law and order cannot be possibly maintained. And while the crumbling of this empire will certainly be a painful experience for most of us as it happens, we must remind ourselves that the return to nationhood on the other side will certainly be an improvement. We may not be as unnecessarily materially wealthy as we currently are, but perhaps we can live in a land where we will not be forced to employ people when they start claiming they are a polka dot unicorns.