Homosexual Marriage: Following in the Footsteps of Roman Emperor Nero
Who would have ever imagined that the Supreme Court would rule on whether homosexual marriage is a human right and a constitutional guarantee? It’s neither, but that won’t stop the nation’s highest court from saying that it is. Look what seven justices did in 1973 on the abortion issue and what five justices did in 2012 on Obamacare. They found constitutional rights where none exist. And why shouldn’t they since there is no longer a “law above the law” that governs our lives. The law is what five unelected justices say it is. Frightening.
If homosexual marriage is legitimized by the Supreme Court, the homosexual genie will be let loose. Most Americans have never seen homosexual behavior. Homosexual characters on TV and in the movies are strategically placed and their characters are sympathetically written.
Probably 95 percent of Americans have never seen a ‘Gay Pride’ parade, a homosexual website, or seedy advertisements for all things homosexual.
But once homosexual marriage is declared the law of the land, it won’t matter anymore. The true character of the homosexual lifestyle will be in our faces, and there won’t be a thing we’ll be able to do about it.
This isn’t the first time homosexual marriage has been embraced by civil officials and the general population. The book of Ecclesiastes declares:
That which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one might say,
“See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages
Which were before us (1:9–11)
It’s what we do about these things that make all the difference.
The Greeks and Romans promoted and practiced homosexuality and the general population initially accepted it. Craig Turner offers a summary of the history:
“The practice of homosexuality in the Roman Empire had increased during the early years until the Romans accepted and adopted the pederasty [love of boys] of the Greeks (fornication with boys ages 12 to 18). Though at first the acts were considered acceptable only if the boy was a slave, the Romans eventually extended their tolerance of homosexual acts to adult men, both free and slave. Same-sex marriage, once unthinkable, was not far behind.
“Early Roman poets and critics wrote about the practice, from Juvenal’s satire that mentions Gracchus, who ‘arrayed himself in the flounces and train and veil of a bride,’ to Martial, a first-century poet who observed that homosexual marriage was not uncommon in the empire during the first century. Both Juvenal and Martial gave us accounts of men who ‘played the bride’ in wedding ceremonies, wearing bridal veils like women.
“But our most detailed images of homosexual marriages come from the descriptions of Roman emperors. Nero, a depraved first-century emperor, married at least two men. He wed Pythagoras in a formal same-sex wedding by first putting on a bridal veil that made Nero the ‘bride’ and Pythagoras the ‘groom.’ Every symbol of a classical marriage was present at this ceremony: a dowry, marriage bed, torches, and witnesses. Tacitus, the great Roman historian who records the event, even alludes to the fact that Nero engaged in coitus with the man in front of all the guests, stating that ‘everything was public which even in a natural union is veiled by night.’”
There’s more to this sordid sexual history that few Americans know anything about. What many Americans do know is the history of the fall of Greece and Rome.
Can America be far behind?
What stopped the moral disintegration was the spread of Christianity. It’s frightening to think that today many Christians have sided with Nero.