As we mentioned last week, this ruling by the Supreme Court on gay marriage will have many unintended consequences.
The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify its argument, which reads: Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
“By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy.”
The key is “certain personal choices.”
Last week we caused a firestorm with an article about how those who are “minor attracted” – the term du jour for pedophiles – have for some time been seeking the same sort of acceptance for their “certain personal choices” as the LGBT community and its “certain personal choices.”
Well, there’s another group of historically “minor attracted” people who have as part of their religious law the acceptance of marriage to children: Muslims.
Oh yes, the apologists will say well, in the 7th century EVERYone married young girls. It was normal then. But it’s not so un-normal now.
In 2011, Muslim cleric Bilal Philips, was recorded by the UK’s Channel 4’s Dispatches advocating the rape of children when he said “The prophet Muhammad practically outlined the rules regarding marriage prior to puberty, with his practice he clarified what is permissible and that is why we shouldn’t have any issues about an older man marrying a younger woman, which is looked down upon by this [Western] society today, but we know that Prophet Muhammad practiced it, it wasn’t abuse or exploitation, it was marriage.” (And by the way, if you are not yet an Islamophobe, watch this video and you will be.)
In fact, because of Sharia Law, six countries have passed legislation that allows child marriage, including Saudi Arabia (which has NO minimum age), and that European model of modernity, Turkey, whose minimum age for girls is an ancient 12.
Just so you know, the Pew Research Center projects there will be more than one million Muslims in the U.S. by the year 2030. Many of those Muslim’s lives will be controlled to one degree or another by Sharia Law which conflicts with our traditions, our state laws, and even our Constitution in many ways.
Court cases that involve conflicts between civil law and Sharia law have been on the rise in America, and many states have introduced bills banning courts from accommodating Sharia law.
But those bills have been stalled by well-financed challenges in court by Muslim groups that also campaign against politicians who sponsor and/or support such bills. Oklahoma’s law banning Sharia law from courts has been struck down, and only seven other states (Louisiana, Arizona, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Kansas and Alabama) have been able to pass Sharia law-limiting legislation, and only after watering them to not even mention the word, “Sharia.”
What chance do you think the courts will have in defending against this “certain personal choice?” Heck, polygamists are already making legitimate claims for acceptance.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford, Editor-in-Chief]