When the voice of the Living God thundered at me, “You’ve put me off ten years, you won’t put me off any longer,” I knew it was my last chance to repent and turn from my homosexuality.
America is rapidly moving towards her last chance for “REPENTANCE”. The dominoes are falling.
Next month we come to the three year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges. Perhaps that doesn’t ring a bell to you. Another way to put it is when men marrying men and women marrying women became legal in America.
This ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was a clear example of judicial activism. There is absolutely nothing in the Constitution of the United States to justify judges redefining marriage. This was a matter of policy left to the people and their elected representatives.
Just as the Court got it wrong in legalizing abortion in Roe vs. Wade, the Court got it wrong with legalizing same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges. In all actuality the Court made marriage genderless.
Up unto June 2015 marriage was the union of man and woman everywhere for thousands of years and among people everywhere. The Liberty that the Constitution provides is meant to protect the people from government interference as seen in this case. Freedom to believe and live out one’s belief is guaranteed in the First Amendment.
This was not a little thing before the Creator. Consequences of this decision made by five lawyers are falling upon this nation almost daily. Perhaps you were one of those evangelicals who said, ‘same sex marriages won’t affect me.’ Do you still say that?
Let’s look at a few key points made three years ago by the four judges who voted against altering God’s definition of marriage.
Chief Justice John Roberts
- This Court is not a legislature. Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us.
- The Constitution does not take a position on “any one theory of marriage.
- Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage.
- Decision had nothing to do with the Constitution.
Justice Antonin Scalia (now deceased)
- This Court’s decision is a threat to American democracy.
- This decision says that my Ruler and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast is a majority of the nine lawyers in the Supreme Court.
- The practice of Constitutional revision by an unelected committee robs the People of the most important liberty asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776:the freedom to govern themselves.
Justice Clarence Thomas
- The majority’s inversion of the original meaning of marriage will likely cause collateral damage to other aspects of our constitutional order that protect liberty.
- Had the majority allowed the definition of marriage to be left to the political process the People could have considered the religious liberty implications of deviating from the traditional definition
- The decision has potential ruinous consequences for religious liberty.
Justice Samuel Alito
- For today’s majority, it does not matter that the right to same-sex marriage lacks deep roots or even that it is contrary to long-established tradition.
- The Justices in the majority claim the authority to confer constitutional protection upon that right simply because they believe that it is fundamental.
- This will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy
- Those who cling to the old beliefs will be labeled bigots and treated as such by governments, employers and schools.
Take a look around you at the many dominoes that have fallen since this 5-4 decision of the U.S. Supreme Court rewriting the definition of marriage.
Men who pretend to be women use the ladies’ restrooms, schools teach sexual perversion acts, ABC, NBC, and CBS networks throw glbtxyz issues into shows continuously, employers program employees with “diversity” training, Christians lose their businesses or suffer exorbitant fines if they remain true to God’s Word.
Some have even been imprisoned in America for exercising their First Amendment rights.
Whether rich or poor, young or old, red, yellow, black or white, same sex marriage does affects your life.
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