Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Redefines Marriage-Strikes Blow to Freedom

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A majority on the Supreme Court of the United States declared this morning that the Constitution "grants the right" for marriage to be redefined to include same-sex couples.


Four of the Supreme Court's justices dissented, including Chief Justice John Roberts – and each one of them wrote a separate opinion outlining why.

"If you are among the many Americans – of whatever sexual orientation – who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision," Roberts wrote.

"Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it," he said.

Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative rock on the court, wrote his own stinging dissent and called the decision a 'threat to American democracy.'

Scalia said:

"Hubris is sometimes defined as o'erweening pride; and pride, we know, goeth before a fall," he wrote. "With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them – with each decision that is unabashedly not based on law, but on the 'reasoned judgment' of a bare majority of this Court – we move one step closer."

But the five robed justices who banded together to expand the Constitution's protections of gays and lesbians worded their ruling just as strongly.

"No union is more profound than marriage," they wrote, "for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family... [The challengers] ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."

Is it time for Christians and conservatives to awaken?


23 comments:

  1. Now that this is settled, maybe you can stop thinking about gay sex so much.

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  2. Men can decide that wrong is right but their decisions will never change God's established truth.

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  3. Sadly, the SCOTUS has utterly shredded our real rights, as given by God, and encoded in our Constitution; so yes, make no mistake, the same sex crowd may have their special rights, but the property and religious rights of the rest of us have been dumped into the trashcan. Just ask Aaron Klein or Baroronelle Stutzman, and I don't know how many others. Can anybody say, "tyranny?"

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    1. Hypoc-o-rama in the court.

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    2. Truth will eventually come out on top....unless a nation goes into tyranny, but even so, after all that, truth wins in the end.

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  4. Constitutional right protected by the 14th amendment?......What are we to make of that? ...That for so long these sexual deviants, abusers of themselves, sinners given over to abominable offenses, have been so oppressed for so long in America, because they have not been given marriage licenses...? Boo hoo, whahaa, wha haaaa! These cry baby liberals!

    No, America hasn't been doing them any injustice by not issuing them marriage licenses.

    Truly this supreme court decision is a sin against all Americans. This is not justice.

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  5. America is being shaken. If it stands upon the rock it will stand. If it's foundations are surely set upon the word and work of God it will stand.

    So, how are we doing?

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  6. I've heard it said that the last line of defense is the jury, the jurors themselves.

    They may have to declare people not guilty who have refused to go along with the agenda of the state, such as a marriage license clerk who refuses to issue a license to someone because the clerk is a Christian who wants to follow Christ. They may have to award damages to a state employee who was fired because they refused to do something, and the reason was based solidly upon religious grounds, and some judges will wonder, "What is going on with the jurors? Were they not told that they must follow the law? Yet they say the constitution is greater than the law."

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  7. When the supreme court makes these kind of decisions, they can loose their authority. They can loose their power. We need a powerful supreme court. We need that branch.

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  8. When the supreme court lets the enemy in like this, I can't help but think of the glory Israel had when they first entered the promised land under the leadership of Joshua, and how later on, the trouble they had because of the enemies of God that remained in the land, and how they became a thorn in the flesh to the people of God.

    If America is going to enjoy her freedom as in the past, things like this need to be driven out.

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  9. Worst decision since Roe v. Wade.

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  10. Individual states should rise up and say, "Not here!", and then get together and reverse this thing.

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  11. America needs revival. (John 8:2)

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  12. 14th amendment rights have nothing to do with this court decision. It's a joke. It's laughable. It's an abuse, an attack against the 14th amendment.

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  13. Let's suppose a homosexual wanted a marriage license and was denied one because the clerk was a Christian and could not for conscience sake issue one for two of the same sex, and so he goes to another office and the same thing happens, and let's suppose America had such a great revival, that not only did he try 7 times, but 70 X 7, with the same result.

    Now the supreme court has the responsibility to protect the religious freedom of the Christian clerks, so what do they say to the homosexual who thought he had a constitutional right to get a marriage license, even though this was not a one man, one woman marriage application?.....er, ah, sorry 'bout that, we must have made a grave mistake?

    Yes, this decision by the court was indeed a mistake.

    I personally don't think I should have any trouble with two homosexuals getting married in any state, as long as it's one homosexual man, and one homosexual woman. I think I should hope it goes well for them, that it all works out, and that they have a lot of fun, and keep their marriage one man and one woman style,
    because sexual orientation has nothing to do with it. It's not about sexual orientation. It's about marriage and what it really is.

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  14. Gary, are you going to be going to jail now because of that brave pledge you signed about gay marriage?

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    1. Let's hope not. The way things are going, who knows? We should all stick together. Would you help pay part of his bail if it was needed?

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  15. I can't help but think about what Jesus said about some thirty, some sixty, and some a hundred fold. When I think about flower shops and bakeries and such...
    it's looking to me like there may be some that are of the hundredfold.

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  16. The 14th amendment rights thing.... in this kind of case?....it's a lie.

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  17. Truth is what is, and it doesn't matter what someone calls something as being something, if it isn't, it isn't. Calling something something when it isn't, doesn't make it so, even if it's from the supreme court.

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  18. June 26, 2015, a date to go down in infamy.... It ain't over 'till it's over.

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  19. Yes there is no union more profound than marriage. The scripture speaks of the Lord being Israel's husband, and in the new testament , of Jesus being her bridegroom, the one with the bride.

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