Another 5-4 split decision from the Supreme Court. This ruling means the federal government must recognize gay marriages as being legal by the states (12 states and DC). It is clear that the Supreme Court is more interested in politics than the Constitution or the future of the Republic.
Let me be clear: this case was never about equality. It is about the destruction of the standard definition of marriage to further erode what little morality this country has left. If it was about equal benefits, then the decision would have been to recognize civil unions between men and women. What is next? The pundits on the right are claiming marriages between three people or marriage between a human and an animal. This is irrelevant. The victory to destroy morality and our country’s Judeo/Christian foundation should be our focus.
President Barack Obama, in a post on Twitter, said that the ruling was a “historic step forward for #MarriageEquality.”
Kennedy was joined in the majority by the four members of the court’s liberal wing, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Dissenting were Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Scalia, in his dissent, wrote: “We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation. The Court’s errors on both points spring forth from the same diseased root: an exalted conception of the role of this institution in America.”
Elections have consequences as we now see by the Obama appointees on the Supreme Court. This decision also is a reflection on our churches which idly sit by as the attacks at the gates continue. Only the Catholic Church is standing up to the Supreme Court by fighting the mandate to fund abortions starting on August 1, 2013. Would any church leader care to comment on these verses from Romans 1:
God’s Wrath Against Sinful Humanity
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
Would any politician or judge care to comment on these quotes from John Adams:
“Let them revere nothing but religion, morality and liberty.”
“Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure than they have it now, They may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty. They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies.”
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
How do we regain Liberty and our Republic? How do we restore the rule of law and the Constitution? The answers are simple but the price is dear.