The recent announcement by Justice Anthony Kennedy that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court is extremely welcome news to defenders of the unborn and believers in the traditional family.
No single jurist in American history has wreaked more destruction on the institutions of marriage and the family than Anthony Kennedy.
No justice of the nation's highest court is more responsible for the solidification of abortion on demand in American law than Anthony Kennedy.
For several years, Justice Kennedy has served as the swing justice on the Supreme Court, authoring opinions loaded with metaphysical musings that reflected his own philosophical perspectives as opposed to established principles of constitutional law.
Anthony Kennedy proved to be a brazen champion of the homosexual rights movement, trampling on the Constitution to impose an unsupported legal standard that personal homosexual affections entitled a person to special protections under the law.
Justice Kennedy proved to be the deciding vote in the abominable Obergefell decision in 2015 that redefined marriage to include same-sex unions.
Kennedy wrote the majority opinion that declared that God's design of marriage was improperly constructed and failed to respect the unnatural desires and dalliances of same-sex partners.
In his dictatorial decision, Anthony Kennedy completely contradicted the correct legal position he had taken just two years before that marital relations and domestic affairs have always been the jurisdictional province of the states.
In so doing, Kennedy substituted his own perversion of marriage for the universal understanding of marriage as it has existed from the beginning of time in virtually every civilization in the world.
In 1992, Justice Kennedy had the opportunity to join a court majority in striking down the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that legalized the indiscriminate murder of preborn children by unscrupulous abortionists.
Instead, Justice Kennedy collaborated behind the scenes with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to reaffirm a woman's right to abortion as an enduring legal standard. The result has been two more generations of the slaughter of innocent unborn children.
Justice Kennedy's legacy is stained by the blood of these aborted children to the same degree as Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of the Roe v. Wade ruling. Kennedy chose to be conniving where Blackmun had chosen to be calculating.
President Trump has stated that he will nominate a replacement for Kennedy next week. Trump has pledged to choose from a list of 25 judges he has publicly shared, all of whom can be expected to defend the Constitution rather than dismember it.
It is quite unlikely that a new working conservative majority on the Supreme Court will restore the prerogative of the states to define marriage according to its true nature and purpose as the union of a man and a woman.
However, it is possible that such a majority could eviscerate the Roe v. Wade decision, returning to the states the jurisdiction to regulate the abortion procedure as they see fit.
President Trump made the unorthodox promise during his presidential campaign that he would only appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. Please be praying that Donald Trump fulfills that promise.
What seems almost certain is that a new conservative bloc of justices on the High Court will be staunch defenders of religious freedom. The civil liberties of people of faith should find greater protection in the highest court in the land in the years to come.