Need further proof that our world has turned upside down? Consider this: while America's formal institutions push concepts of limitless gender, pedophilia, and sexual deviancy up the wazoo, the Hungarian Parliament voted last week to uphold marriage between one man and one woman with a constitutional amendment.
Here's what the amendment said:
"Hungary protects the institution of marriage as the association between a man and a woman and the family as the basis for the survival of a nation. The foundation of the family is marriage and the parent-child relationship. The mother is a woman, the father is a man."
Yes, you read that right. In 2020, the legislative body of a sovereign nation actually voted to affirm marriage as the bedrock of society and the reality of two genders.
Somehow, somewhere (in Eastern Europe, apparently), there are still people who understand the fundamental truths of human relationships, society, and morality in the objective reality we inhabit – or, in other words, there are still people with common sense.
It could be that Hungary lived under the brutal Marxist ideologies of the USSR for decades and has no desire to entertain the Marxist ideologies of the West.
Here's where it gets interesting: the amendment also aims to "[protect] the right of children to self-identify according to their gender of birth" and makes sure that educational curriculum is rooted in the nation's "constitutional identity and Christian culture."
Could you imagine such a statement being made in America today?
Justice Minister Judit Varga was the one who first sent the bill to parliament for a vote in November. She said that the amendments address "the ‘modern' set of ideas that make all traditional values, including the two sexes, relative."
Varga also said the measure bans adoption by unmarried, same-sex, or transgender/two-spirited/polyamorous couples.
"The main rule is that only married couples can adopt a child, that is, a man and woman who are married," she said.
The usual lineup of angry Leftists came out of the woodwork to blast the measure as "homophobic" and other curses created by the tolerance police, but Varga and the parliament defiantly pushed aside the usual attacks by zeroing in on a defense of Natural Law, the Christian understanding of marriage and society, and the protection of children and future generations from harmful or immoral ideology.
I'll leave you with their argument – a statement from the amendment that our own Founding Fathers could have penned:
"The constant threat to the natural laws of the forms and content of human communities, to the concepts arising from the order of Creation that harmonize with them and ensure the survival of communities, and, in some cases, the attempt to formulate them with a content contrary to the original raises doubts as to whether the interests, rights and well-being of future generations can be protected along the lines of the values of the Fundamental Law."