What Do You Do When Faced With a Lawless Law?
Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
What do you do when you’re faced with an illegitimate law? A law that’s actually lawless? A law that’s contrary to natural created order, to natural law, to revealed law?
When you’re put in the situation where you have to decide between obeying God versus man?
When you’re, for example, like Daniel who was told “you can only pray to the King for the next 30 days, and no one else.” That is a law of the land that conflicted with revealed law…that he had only one God and that was NOT the King. Therefore, should he go underground, or should he resist?
Well, we are faced with such a decision — or opinion I should say — of five lawyers on this issue of marriage. this is a lawless opinion, it is not based on the Constitution. It is against natural created order, against natural law.
You resist it. You treat it as what it is: an illegitimate, lawless opinion.
Mat Staver: Matt, we have mentioned before, on this and other venues, that if a decision comes down and now subsequently when the decision or opinion did get written by five lawyers, that in fact it would be an illegitimate opinion, just like many of the opinions of the Supreme Court through history that no one would defend now, and that we ought to resist it. But the question comes, what does that resistance look like?
Matt Barber: And there’s strength in numbers, Mat. The more people who stand in civil disobedience against this unjust opinion by these five unelected, unaccountable justices, the more America will wake up. And this is in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Mat.
And he said this, “One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to unjust laws. What is a just law? A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that out of harmony with the moral law.”
Well you can’t get more out of harmony with God’s law and the rule of law than this opinion of these five unelected justices…
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