Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Republican Senators Surrendering to Homosexual Marriage?

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Republican senators apparently are lining up to vote for a Democrat-sponsored bill that would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and codify same-sex "marriage."

Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas says the measure may well get the Republican votes needed to send it to President Joe Biden's desk. 

He says, "There are many Republican leaders who vote for conservative principles, not out of conviction, but out of convenience."

How can Republican "public servants," who claim to be biblical Christians, simply toss aside God's plan for sustaining the human race by voting to codify so-called same-sex "marriage" into law?

And how can Christians embrace and celebrate homosexuality---a behavior that God strongly condemns?

Be informed, not misled.

The Republican Party Platform is very clear that "marriage is only between a man and a woman." More importantly, God's Word---the Bible is abundantly clear that God does not condone, nor bless so-called same-sex "marriage."

So why did 47 Republican House Representatives vote with Nancy Pelosi's Democrats to codify same-sex "marriage" into law?

And why are Republican Senators now considering doing the same?

And why won't Senator Mitch McConnell even weigh in on the issue?

"I see no reason to oppose it."

When Senator Ron Johnson, R-Wis., was asked if he was voting for homosexual "marriage,"  he nonchalantly said, "I see no reason to oppose it."

The signal of possible support by Johnson---probably the most vulnerable Republican senator up for reelection in November, comes after Wisconsin Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin, a lesbian and the Senate's first openly gay member, has tirelessly campaigned to redefine marriage.

Gallup published a poll in May that showed broad support for same-sex "marriage" with 71% of US adults saying they think same-sex unions should be recognized by law, including 55% of Republicans.

A Marquette Law School poll from May 2014---eight years ago--- found that 23% of Republican support same-sex "marriage."  

Apparently much has changed.

The polling in Wisconsin mirrors that of Gallup's polling.

So Senator Ron Johnson is more attuned to the political winds of the moment than to eternal, biblical, historical Republican values.

He sees no reason to oppose it?

Dear Sen. Johnson here is one very good reason to oppose it: Leviticus 18:22--"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it is an abomination."

"It's not like I feel strongly about it."

North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says he will vote against it "unless I can be compelled somehow." 

He says he is an evangelical Christian, and because of his evangelical faith he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, but "it's not like I feel super strong about it, either."

He says he thinks the Senate will get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill. "It's just that people are more ambivalent about it."


Jesus wasn't ambivalent about it. He said (Mark 10:6-9): "But from the beginning of Creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh; so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."

"There is room for a diversity of views on the matter."

I am deeply disappointed that Senator Ted Cruz said he will vote against the bill...But he recognizes "that reasonable people can disagree with him that marriage should be between a man and a woman" and "there is room for diversity on that question."

No Ted, there isn't "room for diversity" on the issue. If you've forgotten, ask your dad, he'll refresh your memory. Leviticus 20:13 will also help you: "If a man also lieth with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them shall have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

Evangelical Republican Senator Rob Portman, Ohio, is pushing for more Republicans to vote with the Democrats.

Senator Portman notes that public opinion has changed substantially over the last few years. He has supported same-sex "marriage" since 2013 when one of his sons announced that he was homosexual and he now believes "people should be respected for who they are."

Absolutely all people should be respected, even God is no respecter of persons in that all of us have sinned and fallen short---and all of us need a Deliverer and a Savior,.

What if DOMA goes down?

David Stacy, a lead lobbyist for the homosexual Human Rights Campaign, says advocates for same-sex marriage faced many setbacks in the early 2000s, including state ballot measures to ban gay marriages. But he says he believes Republicans created a backlash of sorts by trying to use the issue against Democrats.

That shows how profoundly misguided the homosexual activists are; and how uninformed some of our elected officials are.

This has never been a political issue for tens of millions of evangelical Christians---and millions of conservative Catholics as well.

Marriage is a deeply held biblical belief that Jesus Himself taught is only between a man and a woman.

Pastor Jeffress says: "I think politically, the issue is lost. But spiritually, we as the Church have the responsibility to continue to proclaim God's truth."

But the bill does much more than just write same-sex marriage into law. It repeals the Defense of Marriage Act which has safeguarded the ability of churches and Christian businesses to live out their sincere and biblically responsible religious belief. Jeffress says it would be a catastrophic loss if DOMA is axed.

"What you will see happen at some point is, the federal government will deny tax-exempt status to those organizations that sanction what they believe is hate speech, which includes believing that marriage should be between a man and a woman,." 

He also predicts churches could be forced to hire homosexual pastors – and the rights of Christian bakers, photographers, and the like would be erased.

"An argument is going to be the federal government should not support any religious college or church that espouses what they deemed to be hate speech," Jeffress concludes. "The handwriting is clearly on the wall right now."

Whichever way this battle goes for the moment, we are called to stand strong for the Truth and be faithful regardless of the consequences.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Faithful. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.