Editorial: Tribes oppose homosexuality

Some Indian tribes refuse to recognize homosexual marriage, even though it was declared “constitutional” by the U.S. Supreme Court.


Two lesbians in Arizona are suing Ak-Chin Indian Tribe after one of them had to surrender her tribal home because she was “married” to another woman.

American tribal reservations are sovereign lands and don’t have to cater to the whims of five unelected justices. (States don’t either, but no governors are willing to make a stand to preserve traditional marriage.).

Many tribes don’t permit members to live together without being married. They adhere to Christian values more closely than many Christians.

The homosexual agenda has carefully avoided pointing out that most Indians don’t approve of homosexuality and won’t permit homosexual marriage. The radical homosexuals don’t want to attack a minority group because it generates bad press. This is why they want radical homosexual men to tone it down and dress in drag in “pride parades.” It just doesn’t sit well with normal people.

All Oklahomans know that tribal sovereignty is an important issue to the tribes. There are ongoing efforts within the federal government to minimize that sovereignty. Tribes that are dwindling in membership or that don’t have anyone left who can speak their native language are targets.

Some of the more than 500 recognized tribes do allow homosexual marriage. The Navajo Nation has an outright ban. Some tribes just go along with the laws of the state they are in.

Liberals and progressives want the tribes to be immersed in sovereignty when it comes to gambling but they want to deny it when it comes to social engineering.

For the sake of morality, let’s hope the tribes prevail.