Today we came across of video of anti-gay activist Scott Lively speaking Massachusetts Liberty Preservation Association’s Constitution Day event held at the Massachusetts State House. And though Lively dedicated most of his speech to making the case that our Constitution and form of government only work because we, as a nation, recognize the sovereignty of God, it just wouldn’t be a Lively speech if he didn’t work his anti-gay agenda into the mix.
And that is exactly what he did at the end of his remarks when he declared that God’s objective moral authority which underpins our Constitution is the same moral authority that tells us that slavery, murder, pedophilia, and homosexuality are all inherently morally wrong:
I was on a radio show in Washington DC with Les Kinsolving – he’s know a correspondent with WorldNetDaily, this was years ago – and I was dealing with the homosexual on the radio and in called a lesbian attorney who started going after me, boom, boom – she must have been a prosecutor, she was good – bam, bam, bam, hitting me with every kind of argument. And finally I had to stop her, I said “wait, wait, it’s my turn.”
And I just turned back to her and I said “don’t you acknowledge that there are some things that are just inherently morally wrong?” I said “isn’t it just inherently morally wrong for an adult to have sex with a child? Isn’t it inherently morally wrong to kill an innocent person? Isn’t it inherently morally wrong to hold another human being as a chattel slave?”
And she said “yes, of course.” And I said “where do you get the authority for that?” And she said “that’s just my opinion.”
I said “see, I don’t have that problem because the very same source of authority that tells me that pedophilia is wrong and slavery is wrong and murder is wrong also tells me that homosexuality is wrong. And I can rest on that authority and no one can change that – it’s the same yesterday, today, and forever.”