Marriage is between one man and one woman. Marriage is NOT between people of the same gender, multiple partners, incestual relations, minors, animals nor inanimate objects. Nor should any rational individual indulge in expectation that people can be forced to accept the imposition of a new definition of marriage. Enjoy this bumper sticker.
Kim Davis, a Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky, who, in accordance with her Christian beliefs, refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses to gay couples, has been found to be in contempt of court and jailed as a result of the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage.
I’m very steadfast in what I believe. I don’t leave my conscience and my Christian soul out in my vehicle and come in here and pretend to be something I’m not. It’s easy to talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
(a) Any justice, judge, or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.
“It is clear beyond any doubt that Justices Kagan and Ginsberg have held exceedingly strong opinions that same-sex marriages were constitutional by virtue of their having performed them. When Justices of the highest court in the country believe they do not have to comply with essential laws governing courts themselves, then there is no overriding legitimate law of the land, which action standing alone is enough to substantiate tyranny.”
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has acted to protect clergy and religious organizations from punishment for refusing to recognize or provide services for same-sex marriages, issuing an executive order entitled, Preservation and Protection of Religious Freedom:
“[T]he protection of religious liberty from government infringement is a constitutional and fundamental state interest, and government is obligated to take measures that advance this interest by preventing government interference with religious exercise in a way that complements the protections mandated by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution…”
“Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable.” (Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S.C.C.B.)
In anticipation of the potential that judicial activists might, once again, choose to legislate from the bench, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) recently introduced a bill called The First Amendment Defense Act, that would “prevent any agency from denying a federal tax exemption, grant, contract, accreditation, license, or certification to an individual or institution for acting on their religious belief that marriage is a union between one man and one woman.” (Conservative Review, How Conservatives Should Respond To The Court’s Marriage Decision).
Following a second case of judicial activism in as many days, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to approve same-sex marriage in all 50 states is an affront to religious liberty and has surely set the stage for widespread societal unrest.
Here are selected quotes from three of the four dissenting Justices:
I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.
This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.
The five Justices who compose today’s majority are entirely comfortable concluding that every State violated the Constitution for all of the 135 years between the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification and Massachusetts’ permitting of same-sex marriages in 2003.
Since well before 1787, liberty has been understood as freedom from government action, not entitlement to government benefits.
Aside from undermining the political processes that protect our liberty, the majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect.
In our society, marriage is not simply a governmental institution; it is a religious institution as well.
The Constitution leaves that question to be decided by the people of each State.
For millennia, marriage was inextricably linked to the one thing that only an opposite-sex couple can do: procreate.
If a bare majority of Justices can invent a new right and impose that right on the rest of the country, the only real limit on what future majorities will be able to do is their own sense of what those with political power and cultural influence are willing to tolerate.
On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) examined the practices of a president without principles, stating that the Obama administration has been telling people in Africa it will help them counter radical Islam but only if they abandon their Christian views on abortion and same-sex marriage…
The battle for religious liberty is being waged today by secularists in an aggressive campaign to diminish Christianity and the protections afforded to citizens under the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights of our US Constitution. God bless the United States of America…