The first federal trial to determine if the Constitution prohibits states from outlawing homosexual "marriages" has begun in San Francisco this morning.
Homosexual supporters had hoped and believed the trial would be broadcast, however CBN NEWS is reporting this morning that, "The US Supreme Court blocked the broadcast of the trial over the state's gay marriage ban."
Those who support traditional, natural marriage have said if the trial is broadcast it will expose those who support natural marriage---particularly those who participate in the trial to further harassment and intimidation. This has been experienced by both individuals and churches since the passage of Proposition 8 in California. As you will recall, that was the experience of both Larry Stickney and myself during the Referendum 71 campaign in Washington State.
There are essentially two things at play in this case. Both are fundamentally important to what this nation will become.
Regardless of the outcome of this trial, I believe it is certain to make it's way to the Supreme Court.
Here is what's at issue.
First, the advocates of homosexual "marriage" are once again trying to impose their will upon the people through the courts, denying a basic democratic process.
They say this case is, "intriguing, exciting and potentially, very significant."
Jennifer Pizer, with Lambda Legal, a homosexual advocacy group, says the question is, "Can the state reserve the esteemed language and status of marriage just for heterosexual couples, and relegate same-sex couples to a lessor status?"
Natural marriage advocates will argue that traditional marriage has stood the test of time, is in the best interest of responsible child rearing and in the best interest of the future of this country. They will also argue that same-sex "marriage" is experimental and California should take a wait-and-see approach.
However, Austin Ninmocks, with ADF, says irrespective of the legal arguments, "What we have here is a handful of activists who are trying to void a constitutional amendment simply because they don't agree with the collective decision of seven-million Californians."
He adds that if the courts allow the activists to get away with it, "We have forfeited the very core of the American democratic system."
Please make this a matter of sincere and fervent prayer. The ultimate outcome will have a fundamental effect of what America is to become.
Faith & Freedom
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