King & Spaulding, an international law firm chosen by the US House of Representatives to defend DOMA, has withdrawn from the case.
The firm's statement gave no formal reason for its withdrawal. However, the reason is well known.
They were bullied.
When President Obama bailed out on natural marriage and the legal defense of DOMA, the House of Representatives promised to step up and defend it.
Speaker of the House John Boehner and his committee hired the firm and chose one of their lawyers, Paul Clement, former Solicitor General, to lead the defense.
Following the announcement, demonstrations and pickets began outside King & Spaulding's Atlanta offices. It is no secret that King & Spaulding has come under significant pressure from homosexual groups for taking the case. Boycotts were threatened against the firm worldwide if they continued with the case.
Congressman Dan Lungren, R-Calif., said the firm, "Buckled under political pressure and bailed with little regard for their ethical and legal obligations." He called it a, "Cut and run approach [that] is inexcusable and an insult to the legal profession."
So what about attorney Paul Clement?
He resigned from the firm yesterday. This was a bold and principled step. He was a managing partner.
Good call, Speaker Boehner.
In his letter of resignation he said his resignation was not about his personally held beliefs about DOMA because his personal beliefs were not the issue and not important. "Instead," he said, "I resign out of a firmly-held belief that a representation should not be abandoned because the clients legal position is extremely unpopular in certain quarters."
He simply refused to be bullied by homosexual activists.
Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law, said Clement is demonstrating legal "class and integrity."
He said this case, "Illustrates the clash of the homosexual agenda and the frank intolerance that we see manifested in some of the individuals pushing that agenda."
And speaking of "intolerance" and "that" agenda---it continues on many fronts.
San Francisco homosexuals have once again mocked Christianity's holiest day of the year by staging the "Hunky Jesus Contest" in a public park on Easter Sunday.
The event featured a cross, a crown and shirtless homosexuals with beards mocking the crucifixion of Christ. I will not link it.
Blasphemy and hypocrisy.
While they drive an extreme, homosexual centered anti-bullying curriculum in public education, they bully an international law firm until the firm breaks with ethics and bails out of their contractual commitment to defend DOMA.
And they mock Jesus Christ. In a public park. And they do it every year at Easter.
If you disagree or resist their agenda, you are a bigot.
Cal Thomas is America's most widely syndicated newspaper columnist. While I do not know him personally, I have interviewed him a couple of times on television and radio. I respect his ability to communicate and appreciate his deeply held beliefs.
In his column this past weekend titled, "Especially At Easter, It's Easy to Mock Jesus Christ But Don't You Dare Mock Other Faiths" he says, "Mocking Jesus of Nazareth is nothing new. Whether today's Lady Gaga or a 'Hunky Jesus Contest' in San Francisco, Jesus has been the subject of ridicule by those who do not know Him."
Please take a moment and read Thomas' column. It is troubling, but informative.
Thomas concludes: "As for mocking Jesus, I give you this verse from Galations 6:7, 'Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap'."
A combination of deceit, bullying and mocking Christianity seems to be the hallmark of the present day homosexual agenda---while they demand tolerance.
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