Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Is the Supreme Court Ruling on “Same Sex Marriage” a Gift From God?

July 8th, 2015 Viewed 1514 times

Conservatives and Republicans should welcome today’s Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges [text] which recognizes same-sex marriage as a “right,” and thus, under the 14th Amendment, applicable against the states. They should thank God for the blessing of being freed from the shackles of government, but only if they plan to act on this Divine opportunity.

Our gratitude is for a kick in the pants from God, though it be delivered by the boot of a heathen court. Perhaps it will finally spark us to reclaim our heritage of individual rights.

Read the whole thing at Why Conservatives Should Rejoice at the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, and Then Do This…

Same-Sex Marriage: Two Good Questions for All Presidential Candidates

June 29th, 2015 Viewed 1373 times

From In the wake of the same sex marriage case, 2 questions for the presidential candidates.

It suggests one very specific question that ought to be asked of all presidential candidates, from both parties:  Will you pledge that religious organizations that refuse to perform same-sex marriages will not lose their tax-exempt status?

And it suggests a second question could be put a few different ways. I’ll put it like this: Who do you think should prevail if there is a conflict between the interests of gay people — as they engage in commerce and seek full membership in society — and the interests of religious people — as they try to frame their conduct to accord with the tenets of their religion?

I would add—do you consider this an overreach and what are you going to do about it?

May 26th, 2015

The LA Times has a round up of the cases expected to be decided soon by the United States Supreme Court.

They Don’t Believe It’s Not a Big Deal

June 5th, 2012 Viewed 1890 times

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The same sex marriage proponents would have you believe that it’s not that big of a deal that same sex couples are given the permission to enter into a “marriage” relationship.

One of the arguments is “it won’t affect your marriage.”  The reasoning follows the line that each person must enter the relationship themselves, and what others choose to do has no bearing on what you have chosen to do.

And it goes further to say that traditionally married couples have done more to harm marriage with divorce, annulments, etc., than permitting same-sex couples to enter into a marriage will ever do.

Let’s unpack these arguments, shall we?

Polygamy and Same Sex Marriage

August 1st, 2011 Viewed 2908 times, 1 so far today

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Kody Brown has 4 wives—well, technically, his legal wife is the one in the black top, the rest are “sister wives”.  They, and their sixteen children, appear on “Sister Wives” on TLC.  Why is this interesting?  Because they are attacking Utah’s anti-polygamy laws based on the fact that they should be able to define “family” any way they want.

Oh, and this is the same line of argument that same sex marriage proponents use to defend same-sex marriage:

Another Activist Judge

October 5th, 2009 Viewed 2473 times

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A judge in Dallas ruled on Thursday that the Texas’ ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional1—which is quite absurd when you think about it.

  1. Judge: Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional – NBC []

Same-Sex Marriage and the Freedom of Religion

October 28th, 2008 Viewed 1835 times

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One of the big comments that’s thrown at anyone that opposes Same-Sex Marriage is the idea that it would not effect Traditional Marriage at all—or that it only adds to marriage, but does not take anything away from it.  The idea is that, if it causes no harm to you personally in your marriage, then you should not oppose it.

The problem is that this is a short-sighted view of the problem, and does not take into account the consequences of this action.

It’s About Acceptance

Why Support Traditional Marriage?

October 13th, 2008 Viewed 3077 times, 1 so far today

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On Friday, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled 4 to 3 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in their state, overruling a state ban on the activity.

While I could wax eloquent on how amazing it is to find this right in a document that has been translated only one way since the time it was written in regards to marriage, I’d like to instead focus on the question of “Why Support Traditional Marriage?”

Attacked or Degraded

Is it fair to say that Christians getting divorced are doing more damage to marriage than same-sex couples?  According to the Barna Research Group, Baptists are the highest percentage of groups getting divorced, beating out un-churched 29% to 21%.

California, New York, and Same Sex Marriage

May 29th, 2008 Viewed 1454 times, 1 so far today

wedding collection 3The past few weeks has seen a flurry of activity in the area of same-sex marriage.  Specifically, the Supreme Court of California ruled that same-sex couples should have equal protection rights under the California Constitution to marry, and have instructed the state to do so starting in the middle of June.

Marriage – all kinds

August 12th, 2004 Viewed 1975 times

Why do people get married?

  • For some it is the culmination of a long courtship.
  • For others it is the expression of feeling.
  • Still others do it for the tax break.
  • Some do it to legitimize their relationship.

I think in all of this talk of homosexual marriage we are losing what it means to be married, or why we should get married.  I do not, however, think that homosexuality is the only problem marriage (as an
institution) has plaguing it.

Looking back two generations of my parents to my grandparents, I find a couple that, after a week of
knowing each other, my grandfather was determined to marry my grandmother.  Being stationed in Atlanta, GA, and she being a secretary that he saw through a window, he courted her, and married her before going to Germany to fight WWII.  They just celebrated their 60th anniversary this past December.  Marriage to them meant commitment to one another.

There are many stories like this– some of people even younger getting together and producing long lasting
marriages.  What did their marriages have that ours do not?  Yes, it was the people involved.  No, not every grandparent that I know stayed with the same spouse, but the average was greater.

Zooming forward through time we see many things that have eroded marriage.

Marriage was beginning to be redefined as an expression of love more than an expression of commitment.  We had the 50s/60s with free love.  Since divorce was still not that prevalent/accepted, people got married.  But since love (the emotion) does not last long unless it is continually fostered (ask any long married couple), things changed, and people who were married wanted a way out.  So, we introduce the
“no-fault” divorce.

The result of all of this is that we train children and teens that love is all about love and nothing about
commitment.  We put them in dating situations, where once the love runs out, a boyfriend/girlfriend does too.  And then, we have the divorce rate rise so that these same children/teens see how messy divorce is and we have the latest problem– live ins.  People that inherently refuse to commit to one another, and yet live in the same house, and share same things, and even have kids together, and we are supposed to bless these “relationships” the same as marriage!

And if that wasn’t enough, now we’re supposed to let same sex couples enter “marriages” so that they too can express their love.  They level the same charges as I do above about our supposed hypocrisy, and yet
they really don’t want marriage for commitment either.

How can I say that?  Isn’t that too much of a sweeping generalization?  Well, just look at the marriages.  when the big hubbub was going on in San Fran, Rosie went down there, not because she needed to authenticate her relationship (for she has children with her “partner”) but to stand for the cause.  Look at Canada where there’s a gay couple getting “divorced” just to expand their rights.

Homosexuality does not seem to have as it’s goal the desire to have committed relationships as much as it wants to legitimize its activity.  For years, homosexuality was labeled as a psychological disorder.  It was
against the law to practice sodomy in many states.  Now, it’s mainstream.  It’s shoved in our faces on TV.  It’s glamorized in reality shows.  And it’s trying to take over our institutions.

Will homosexuals be content with hijacking marriage?  No.  Because marriage is not its goal.  They will not rest until those of us that say that “God says it is sin” or say that their activity and lifestyle choice is wrong are silent.  Getting “same sex marriage” allowed is just a step in that direction.

You can see their intent in the arguments they use about equal protection and discrimination.  Again, look at Canada– and the man punished for publishing in a local newspaper that God says that homosexuality is sin.

Marriage has been attacked at many angles.  The governments of many states are attacking the issue of same sex marriage with constitutional amendments.  This is a good thing and should be supported.  However, we need to be teaching our children and modeling for them marriage relationships based on commitment through love for our spouse and them.  We need to not be ashamed to state the facts– homosexuality is a sin against God.  Living together without being married is a sin against God.  God does not condone divorce.

We’re in a fight for our society.  Will you do nothing?


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.