Steve Deace interviewed Dr. Ben Carson during the third hour of his radio show to discuss a variety of issues, including the economy, education, ISIS, and voting.
Beginning at 11:37 in the 37:36 segment, Deace noted that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear arguments in marriage-protection cases. He believes the court will determine something much broader than whether to redefine marriage to include two people of the same sex. Deace says the real issue is the definition of freedom.
“Do our rights really come from God, or do they come from the mob?”
I’ve uploaded the four-minute section on marriage:
Dr. Carson said issues like marriage fall within the jurisdiction of the states.
“What the president and what the Supreme Court need to reiterate is that the states have a mechanism whereby they can determine the will of the people. It’s called ballot referendum. It has been done multiple times already. Thirty-two states have indicated that marriage is between a man and a woman, and a few judges have come and overturned that. That, as far as I’m concerned, is unconstitutional.”
Dr. Carson noted that Congress has oversight of all courts below the Supreme Court. When judges don’t carry out their duties in an appropriate way, Congress can remove them.
Deace said that what people don’t realize is if you redefine marriage, you redefine morality. And once you do that, you’re going to redefine free speech, liberty, etc.
The important point to consider on the homosexual “marriage” issue is this: it’s not similar in any way to interracial marriage. It’s not a sin for people to marry outside their race, but God definitely considers homosexuality a sin. Once homosexuality went mainstream, the government moved into religious freedom territory. The God I worship calls homosexuality an abomination, but my government tells me I must facilitate this sin if I own a business that serves the public.
Where does it end? If business owners refuse, based on what the faith teaches, they face fines and even more government intrusion in the form of coerced indoctrination.
Deace mentioned a recent op-ed he wrote on this issue for USA Today. An excerpt:
I thought it wasn’t supposed to be a Christian’s business what somebody did on their private time with a consenting adult? Funny, though, it seems as if it is the Left’s business what Christians do with their private time.
Make no mistake, that is the end game here. To make religious people and institutions choose between following God, which the constitution protects, or following political correctness. And then using government to punish them if they make the wrong choice.