The Supreme Court announced Friday they will take up the issue of so-called "gay marriage" this session. Probably in March with a ruling in June.
USA Today reported, "The Supreme Court agreed Friday to resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage once and for all."
Regardless of their ruling, it will not settle the debate "once and for all."
The model of marriage is already settled. The union of a man and a woman is the first human institution created by God for the sustainability of the human race and human fulfillment.
Every major religion and every successful society has affirmed that model for more than 5,000 years.
The Court will supposedly resolve the "threshold question"---whether homosexuals have a "Constitutional" civil right to marry.
In celebration of America's iconic Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., we wonder how he would feel about the redefinition of marriage.
The answer lies with his closest family members, including his grandfather, a founder of the NAACP.
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The Washington Post reports the Supreme Court's decision by introducing 2 lesbians whom Jeff Bezos' (founder of Amazon also owns the Post) Washington Post says "will be part of history in the same sex battle" attempting to strike some kind of parallel to the actual Civil Rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
That argument demands that sexual behavior is equivalent to ethnicity. It is not.
The Post follows the familiar game plan of homosexual advocates and most news media organizations by reporting on one or two individuals with a focus on the hardships they have faced due to bigots and uninformed people blocking their access to "marriage."
The Post highlights the emotions of those who are not eligible to "marry" while ignoring the greater collective issues at stake. And the historic significance of attempting to deconstruct, by redefining marriage, the oldest human social institution.
Human Rights Campaign (America's largest homosexual advocacy organization) president says, "We have reached the moment of truth---the facts are clear, the arguments have been heard by dozens of courts, and now the nine justices of the Supreme Court have an urgent opportunity to guarantee fairness for countless families, once and for all."
Matt Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, says marriage is an institution older than the Constitution. "Marriage is a natural bond that society or religion can only solemnize," he said.
This will be a dominate news story this Spring.
Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, says, "As biblical Christians we should pray that the Court will not seek to redefine marriage. Marriage was not created by government action and should not be recreated by government action."
We should also pray the pastors and churches will not be silent on the issue.
As we rightly honor Martin Luther King, Jr. today for his leadership in the true Civil Rights movement, we wonder how he might respond to the homosexual activists who insist their cause is equivalent to his cause.
No one could know better how he would feel then his own family.
A couple of years ago the NAACP released a resolution supporting what they called "marriage equality."
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous led the association in the decision.
However, the family of Martin Luther King holds a very different view.
MLK's niece Dr. Alveda C. King took considerable issue with the decision and publicly spoke out about it. Many black pastors and leaders agreed.
Alveda said, "Neither my great grandfather, an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A.D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda."
She said, "In the 21st century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set captives free."
Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Pro-life Union, agreed with her.
As she sees it, he said, many black people are realizing just how far off the mark the NAACP is with regard to the real issues and the most important problems facing the black community.
Gardner says, "It is appalling that this one time super hero 'civil rights' organization supports the breakdown of traditional marriage and the ruthless killing of our unborn children ---as a civil right."
And it isn't only a "few" conservative black leaders who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman.
In California, during Proposition 8, polls showed that 70% of blacks opposed "same-sex marriage."
Based on the testimony of his own family, it is apparent that MLK would cheer on those Marching for Life across the nation, but would weep over those who seek to use the authentic Civil Rights Movement to normalize and legitimize their sexual behavior, and enshrine it into law as a "civil right" while attempting to redefine the oldest social institution known to the human race.
He would certainly encourage the Supreme Court to defend natural marriage.
It was MLK himself who once said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."
Alveda is right. The anti-marriage folks are indeed in league with the anti-life folks.
Rather than a common goal of equality, I believe these movements are driven by a rebellion against Nature and Nature's God---the Creator.
God help us not to be silent about such matters.
Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Bold. Be Blessed.