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Conjugality: Reconsidering SCOTUS authority to mandate same-sex marriage

June 28, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s Note: Published a month ago in preparation for the SCOTUS ruling]

We know that some of you have grown weary of reading articles about homosexual issues. Yet, these issues cannot be ignored.  Please look for these articles as they are published.  These articles will be structured to inform about the issues which each American must think through to develop his own position, including:

* Does the Fourteenth Amendment Really Mandate Homosexual Marriage?

* Must a Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court be Obeyed as the Supreme Law of the Land?

* Does Romans 13 Require that Christians Yield to a Decision Mandating Same-Sex Marriage?

* Why Were Biblical, Moral, and Religious Arguments Ignored By the Parties Arguing to the U.S. Supreme Court?

* Have the Federal Judges Deciding in Favor of a Constitutional Right to Same-Sex Marriage Cases Truly Behaved Judicially?

* What Would Be the Consequences of Mandating Same-Sex Marriage for the Church and Christian Organizations?

* What Would Be the Consequences of Mandating Same-Sex Marriage for the Traditional Family?

* How Should Governors, Attorneys General, State Legislatures, and Other State Officers Respond to a Decision to Mandate Same-Sex Marriage?

* Could Congress Respond to a Decision Mandating Same-Sex Marriage by use of the U.S. Constitution’s “Good Behavior” Clause?

* Could Congress Respond to a Decision Mandating Same-Sex Marriage by Using its Power to Limit the Jurisdiction of the Federal Courts?

* How Could Congress Respond to a Decision Mandating Same-Sex Marriage using its Appropriation Power to Prohibit the Expenditure of Funds to Implement the Decision at the National Level?

* How Should U.S. Citizens Respond to a Decision Mandating Same-Sex Marriage in their various roles as members of grand juries, members of petit juries, taxpayers, and voters?

Although many of us find it increasingly difficult to recognize the nation that we grew up in, we can draw strength from the fact that we still live in a Constitutional Republic, and that our government still operates largely by the “consent of the governed.”  And, as Americans, we have the right to determine to withhold our consent from the actions of government officials —if we believe those actions to be lawless.  Whatever the U.S. Supreme Court will do, we are each accountable for how we respond.  Voltaire counseled “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”  Therefore, there could be personal consequences to each person who chooses the route of resistance, but ultimately each of us is responsible to God, not just to man.

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WORLD: Warnings from the Supreme Court

June 28, 2015 | Author:

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Along with their opinions about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court’s four dissenters offered some predictions on what this decision does to our political and social systems. Here are highlights (see also Emily Belz’s “Excerpts from the marriage ruling and dissents”):

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The Supreme Court Ratifies a New Civic Religion That Is Incompatible with Christianity

June 28, 2015 | Author:

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Christians who’ve not suffered for their faith often romanticize persecution. They imagine themselves willing to lose their jobs, their liberty, or even their lives for standing up for the Gospel. Yet when the moment comes, at least here in the United States, they often find that they simply can’t abide being called “hateful.” It creates a desperate, panicked response. “No, you don’t understand. I’m not like those people — the religious right.” Thus, at the end of the day, a church that descends from apostles who withstood beatings finds itself unable to withstand tweetings. Social scorn is worse than the lash.

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Western Journalism: Obergefell v. Hodges: Illegitimate, Unlawful, And A Fraud On The American People

June 27, 2015 | Author:

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The Supreme Court’s decision today redefining marriage to include couples of the same sex is wholly illegitimate and unlawful. A nullity. Worthy only to be disobeyed.

Anyone who says otherwise — that the rule of law requires recognition of same-sex marriage — is committing a fraud. And any State official — like Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama — who says that his oath of office requires unconditional obedience to the Supreme Court’s mandate to issue same-sex couples licenses to marry is mistaking his oath to the Constitution as if it were an oath of absolute obedience to five justices who happen to be sitting on the nation’s highest court.

Indeed, from the outset of his bare majority decision, Justice Kennedy did not even act like a judge. Rather, he wrote as if he were an existentialist philosopher seeking the meaning of life, as if the “liberty” protected in the Constitution was a personal quest “to define and express [one’s personal] identity.”

But the Constitution is not some philosophical work written by Jean Paul Sartre. Rather, it is a political and legal document designed by America’s founders to secure the unchanging God-given rights to life, liberty, and property which are deeply rooted in the 18th century soil of the nation. Justice Kennedy showed no regard for these fixed principles, opting for an evolutionary approach to law — asserting that the existential definition of marriage changes with changing times.

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Western Journalism: The Duty of Lower Magistrates To Face Down They Tyranny of Same-Sex Marriage

June 27, 2015 | Author:

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The Federal Government seems bent on destroying Western Civilization. After a long litany of laws, policies, and court opinions designed to undermine and attack the family and Christianity, the final blow could be decreed in just the next several days. I speak of the impending ruling on homosexual marriage.

It appears the U.S. Supreme Court is about to trample the constitutions of 31 states – another frontal assault against family. Sociologists like Carle Zimmerman (Family and Civilization, (Intercollegiate Studies Institute; 2nd abridged edt., 2008)) and J.D. Unwin (Sex and Culture, (Oxford University Press; 1st edt., 1934)) have proven conclusively that when nations denigrate God’s created order regarding family, they cannot survive. There has never been an exception in the history of the world.

Every good Statist knows that in order to strengthen the State — you have to weaken the family. The federal government has been imposing law and policy to accomplish that end for decades now. Meanwhile, the lower magistrates — who in a system of true federalism know they possess lawful authority and a duty to interpose — have decided to hide behind the lie that “A federal court has ruled, so we can do nothing but obey.”

Most Americans no longer understand that the states were never intended to be mere provinces of the federal government. They were never intended to be mere implementation centers for unjust and immoral federal laws, policies, and court opinions.

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Moore: Alabama has injunction on same-sex marriages

June 27, 2015 | Author:

35 Companies Celebrating Sodomy

June 27, 2015 | Author:

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Here’s what 35 companies tweeted out after the court’s decision.

FOX: Denton County, Tx Declines to Issue Marriage Licenses for Same-sex Couples

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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Same-sex couples couldn’t get married in Denton County on Friday.

A notice posted by Denton County Clerk Juli Luke on the door of the county court house Friday morning said federal law now contradicted state law and she would seek legal counsel from Denton County District Attorney Paula Johnson.

During that time couples who arrived to get married were turned away.

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SBT Seminiary: The Only Decision that Matters

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s Note: Here’s a real pick me up. A very encouraging word about the future after the current SCOTUS tyranny]

I am excited. While I would not choose this direction for our country or our culture, and though I lament the very real harm that this Supreme Court decision will do in millions of lives, I also believe that a sovereign God rules supreme in human affairs and He is at work making of the nations a heritage for His Son. The Triune God has not called an emergency session and will not be announcing a strategy of response to the latest development. He is working all things—even and especially this—to His glory for our good.

Because of this Supreme Court ruling Christians who have contented themselves with a nebulous theology and a generic commitment to the parts of the Bible they deem palatable will now be pressed to probe the Scriptures and their own presuppositions like never before. Congregations who have survived on a cultural predisposition toward churches are about to discover what it means to thrive on Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ. Believers who have worked to keep their faith separate from the rest of their lives will discover that they can no longer be secret disciples because they are going to be asked bluntly and sometimes with great hostility.

Two exhilarating possibilities emerge: revival among believers and a greater gospel impact beyond our walls. Think about it like this: has the church in the United States ever had a more advantageous time to stand in stark contrast to the world, to distinguish itself from the prevailing understanding of morality, to present a true counter-culture, to model the gospel?

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Archive: Greg Bahnsen, on Gay Warlords and Civil Legislation, Takes the Cake…Back.

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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[Editor’s Note: And again, reposting the repost! Be sure to click on CCEL’s link to Greg Bahnsen’s “Homosexuality: A Biblical View” at the end of this article and read what is available.  Originally posted nearly a year ago today on January 25th 2014. It’s time for a re-post especially considering the nonsensical and damaging SOTU address.]

In many states, sodomy laws are still on the books though often unenforceable as a landmark Supreme court ruling in 2003 ruled state sodomy laws unconstitutional. Many people aren’t even aware they exist now that homosexuality appears to be the norm that always was. Celebrities and politicians, (<–link not for young audiences) tell us we’re crazy for making such a big deal over the ever growing reach of the homosexual populous. The New York Times suggests the traditional family isn’t real outside of a Norman Rockwell painting. Christians are feeling increasingly pushed back into a corner as they see sodomite couples demanding civil rights, and taking over what traditionally has belonged to a Christian society. From wedding cakes to parenting, nothing seems to be hands-off any more. Even our wallets are not without their reach. (more…)

Join Us On Facebook As We Celebrate Traditional Marriage

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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Fire Breathing Christian: “Supreme Court” Votes For Wrath of God Upon America

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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The “Supreme Court” verdict is in: “Gay marriage” is legit.

[insert “U! S! A!” chant here]

Of course, in Reality – as in, the unbreakable reality of a universe defined and held together by God – there is no such thing as “gay marriage”. (See: The Eternal Model for Marriage is Christ the King and His Bride, the Church.)

But here in “the land of the free” and the home of the NSA we are once again imagining – as “we the people” like to do – that we somehow have the ability to transform the lawless into the legal.

While arrival of the long-expected court decision may be a jolt, it should come as no surprise. This is a path that was assured the moment we decided in the name of “freedom” and “liberty” to protect our approach to law and government from explicit subjugation to Christ the King. (See: Note to ‘Merica: There is no “God-given right” to worship false gods. Repent accordingly.)

In this traumatic, revealing and very important moment, I want to keep this post brief and focused in the hope that Christ’s people might be inspired to better understand and therefore better appreciate and more effectively seize the pivotal moment in which we have been purposefully placed by our King.

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Who Killed the American Family? By Phyllis Schlafly

June 26, 2015 | Author:

Commentator Micah Clark caught lesbian journalist Masha Gessen on a radio program admitting that homosexual activists are not merely trying to access the institution of marriage — they want to radically redefine and eventually eliminate marriage. Here are Gessen’s words:

It’s a no-brainer that [homosexual activists] should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist… Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there — because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie. The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. 22

After Canada legalized same-sex marriage, there was no rush down the aisle to the altar. Out of34,200 self-identified homosexual couples, only 1.4 percent obtained marriage licenses. The editor of Fab, a popular gay magazine in Toronto, explained, “I’d be for marriage if I thought gay people would challenge and change the institution and not buy into the traditional meaning of ‘till death do us part’ and monogamy forever.” 24 The 1984 McWhirter-Mattison study reported in The Male Couple that most homosexual couples with relationships lasting more than five years incorporated a provision for outside sexual activity.

Who Killed the American Family? Explains why and how feminists, judges, lawmakers, psychologists, college professors and courses, government incentives and disincentives, and Democratic politicians seeking votes oppose the traditional American nuclear family as we knew it and as it was depicted on TV fifty years ago. Each antifamily act may seem minor, but added up, those acts and events are changing America for the worse. It is time to reverse the tide.

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I Would Hide My Head in a Bag

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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Rep. David Simpson (TX) on SCOTUS Ruling

June 26, 2015 | Author:

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Today the Supreme Court ruled against states that have adopted constitutional amendments recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Civil government’s role in marriage should be to recognize marriage and respect it, not to redefine it or pretend that it is a government creation.

Though we may be deeply dismayed at this decision by the court, the problem is not simply a legal one. As a society we often fail to esteem marriage. Our culture frequently condones and even celebrates pre-marital sex, adultery and unnatural arrangements that diminish and erode the family. Our fight to restore and enhance the sacred institution of marriage as revealed by God, must be won in hearts as well as in courtrooms.

Follow David Simpson and his campaign for Texas State Senate here at www.DavidSimpson.com