by Bill Nugent
What do you say when the highest court in our land changes the meaning of the word, marriage, in US law to include same sex unions? This definition of marriage is forced upon every state and locality in the US. I will show you how and why it gives powerful momentum to the gay agenda.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in its Obergefell v. Hodges (6/26/15) decision, has overridden the will of the people in the states that have rejected same sex marriage. Obergefell will likely go down in history as the Roe v. Wade of the gay agenda. Sodom and Gomorrah have been forced upon us by the slim majority of nine unelected judges who are acting in this case as a council of dictators. We love gay people and want to see them delivered. Legalization of gay marriage will not encourage gays to repent.
The United States is a federation of fifty states. We call them states not districts or counties or municipalities or regions. The word, state is the equivalent of ‘country’ or ‘nation.’ The term state implies sovereignty. In our nation’s beginning, the thirteen original colonies became thirteen little countries joined by the articles of confederation. In 1787 the US Constitution was written and it strengthened the bond between the states. The states ceded some sovereignty – not all sovereignty – to the new federal government.
The tenth amendment to the constitution limits the powers delegated to the federal government and affirms state sovereignty or states’ rights. One area of state sovereignty is sovereignty over marriage law. Laws regulating marriage such as legal age to marry, etc. have been matters of state discretion and the marriage laws are passed by elected legislatures in each state.
The SCOTUS decision in Obergefell is based on stretched and convoluted interpretations of the due process clause and the equal protection clause of the fourteenth amendment. It is a legal farce. It is as bad or worse than Justice Blackmun’s “emanations and penumbras” reading of the fourteenth amendment in the infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision of a generation ago. The SCOTUS has engaged in judicial comedy worthy of Saturday Night Live.
The SCOTUS has usurped the prerogative of redefining a legal term. That term is marriage. Every legal dictionary defines marriage as the union of a man and woman in covenant. To mandate a new definition of marriage, to expand the term to include man and man in covenant and woman and woman in covenant, is not the prerogative of any judge.
The SCOTUS is under the constitution. Article three of the constitution established the SCOTUS. The constitution is under the authority of language. The constitution consists of words and these words are defined in legal dictionaries. The SCOTUS has no authority to redefine words. Any word that appears in the US Constitution is defined by a legal dictionary contemporaneous with the time of the word’s inclusion in the constitution. Therefore a 1787 legal dictionary defines the words of the constitution, not a 2015 dictionary that puts a postmodernist spin on word definitions.
If the SCOTUS redefines a word in the constitution, it has amended the constitution. Article five of the constitution gives the procedure for amending the constitution and it involves congress and the state legislatures, not the SCOTUS. The SCOTUS has no right to amend the constitution by reading its political will into the constitution by changing the meaning of words.
The SCOTUS has no authority to change the meaning of any word in US law. The task of redefining a word that doesn’t appear in the US constitution but does appear in US law is the prerogative of elected legislatures, not judges. To amend the meaning of a word in a law is to make new law. Judges can’t make law from the bench.
Bad enough that the SCOTUS has changed the meaning of a word in US law but think of the importance of the word, marriage. It touches at the heart of family. Family is close to the heart of God. To put it in blunt economic terms; a family is a “people factory.” The nuclear family – father, mother, children – is where human beings are procreated and raised in a protected environment. To radically alter the definition of marriage is to trifle with the fundamental building block of the social order. I tremble when I think of the ramifications of this. In a scathing section describing human depravity, The Bible, in Romans 1:18-32, discusses homosexuality with specific description and condemnation.
The expansion of the definition of marriage to include homosexuality is to give homosexual relations recognition as equal to heterosexual relations in law. This gives tremendous momentum to the gay agenda. This gives the gay agenda the legitimacy it needs to get into the schools. This is what has happened already in Massachusetts, the first state to openly and legally embrace same sex marriage. Now homosexuality will have greater access to the schools, prisons, any government institution and even nongovernmental institutions such as the Boy Scouts. Do you see what I mean about Sodom and Gomorrah being forced upon us?
Pedophilia is heterosexual child molestation. Pederasty is homosexual child molestation. The evidence shows that homosexuals molest children at a much higher rate than do heterosexuals. Almost all child molesters are male. Less than 3% of males are homosexual, yet about one third (33%!) of all child molestation cases involve men molesting boys, i.e. pederasty, according to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.
A web search will show the extent of the worldwide push by gay activists for lowering the age of consent. The activists call sexual consent laws “sexual ageism.” This is the gay led movement to legitimize pederasty. In Europe and Canada, gay activists openly work for the social acceptance of pederasty. In the US, gay activists tend to distance themselves from pederasty advocacy.
The people of the United States, as all people, need to repent and turn to the Man sent from heaven who came in fulfillment of over three hundred prophecies written in the Old Testament hundreds of years before His birth. None other than Jesus Christ has fulfilled the prophecies of the promised Messiah. The Man from Galilee worked miracles in front of eyewitnesses and thus demonstrated the fact that He is indeed the Son of God and He is the promised Messiah of Israel. The prophecies foretold that Christ would suffer and die, taking upon Himself, the penalty we deserved for our sins. He rose from the dead to offer forgiveness to all who repent and call upon Him. Turn to Christ today to receive forgiveness of sins!
When they say “rest in peace” over your casket, where will your soul be?
Steps to salvation:
Jesus said “Ye must be born again” (John 3:7).
Prayer to receive salvation:
“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
To receive the salvation that Jesus purchased for us at the terrible cost of His suffering and death on our behalf I invite you to pray this simple prayer:
“Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for sending Jesus, the promised Messiah, to die for my sins. I admit that I am a sinner. I repent of my sins and I ask for your forgiveness on the basis of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I ask you to fill me with your Holy Spirit to empower me to serve you under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Amen.”
If you prayed this prayer in the humble sincerity of your heart then you have received everlasting life, which includes power to live right in this life and entrance into heaven in the afterlife!