…….The ruling is the latest milestone in the gay rights movement. In 2010, Obama signed a law allowing gays to serve openly in the U.S. military. In 2013, the high court ruled unconstitutional a 1996 U.S. law that declared for the purposes of federal benefits marriage was defined as between one man and one woman.
Reaction came swiftly. James Obergefell, the Ohio man who was the lead plaintiff in the case, told a cheering crowd outside the Supreme Court, "Today's ruling from the Supreme Court affirms what millions across this country already know to be true in our hearts - our love is equal, that the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court - equal justice under law - apply to us, too."
Obama telephoned Obergefell to offer congratulations…… [Partial news release on Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage between sodomites and marriage between lesbians – Friday June 26, 2015]
Same-sex marriage is not the final nail in the coffin for traditional marriage. It is just another road sign toward the substitution of government for God. Every moral discussion now pits the wisest moral arbiters among us - the Supreme Court, President Obama - against traditional religion. -- Ben Shapiro
Over a period of 52 years the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down three decisions that assure us that as a nation we will face judgment at the hands of a holy God Who holds persons individually and nations collectively accountable for their actions!
The beginning of the end took place on June 17, 1963 when the Supreme Court ruled that it was no longer permissible to have Bible reading and prayer in the public school systems throughout the United States. In effect God was shown the exit door and ordered never to set foot on any public school premises ever again.
The lone dissenter in this decision was Justice Potter Stewart who said in reference to the majority opinion, “It led not to true neutrality with respect to religion but to the establishment of a religion of secularism.”
The fact is that in those days even unchurched students had a brief exposure to the Scriptures and to a simple prayer which was originally given by Jesus Christ, Son of the living God. He exhorted us to employ its use in prayer.
The deadly result of that decision is that we are now raising generations, the majority of which are raw heathen in their outlook in life. They have no exposure to Biblical teaching concerning God’s revelation and certainly are not instructed in the practice of prayer. One statistic of a few years back indicated that on any given Sunday only about 46 to 47 percent of our population can find its way to a place of worship on Sunday morning! That number is likely less now.
The second very deadly decision on the part of the Supreme Court took place on January 22, 1973 in which the Court declared that it is a woman’s constitutional right to have her unborn child murdered and removed from her body! No, they did not use the word, murder, in wording of the decision. But what do you call the act when one person ends another person’s life intentionally? Ah, yes – the argument continues as to whether that mass of cells growing in a woman’s abdomen is really a person – the preferred impersonal term is “fetus!” Well, you have to admit – it is different to get rid of a fetus than it is to get rid of a person. But Almighty God identifies us even before we are conceived and gives us the status of being persons in His sight, as well as revealing that He has a purpose for us. Check out Jeremiah 1:4,5 on this and after that schedule an appointment with God and tell Him He is wrong about giving unborn children the status of personhood and identity!
At this point in time we have murdered over 58 million unborn children in the United States which has been regarded as the “land of the free and the home of the brave” and a nation which in its founding documents stated that all persons should have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!”
And no, the third deadly decision by the Supreme Court will not prove to be the charm that so many are so excited about. The celebration of course continues with rainbow flags flying all over the place plus a blatant mockery of the raising of the flag by Marines and a Navy corpsman on Iwo Jima during WW II. An image shows some characters in a similar pose as the Iwo Jima image raising a rainbow flag!
God clearly revealed early on what marriage would be – a one man and a one woman arrangement with the two living in a committed covenant with each other during their entire lives. This is found in the early chapters of the book of Genesis and later confirmed by Jesus during the 1st Century when He was here on earth. There has been no change in that decree over the centuries, except when humans have tried to usurp God’s place and authority and establish their own standards! The Scriptures do not present a pleasant picture when it comes to those who pervert doctrine, distort and twist Scriptures into something God never intended, and spread false teaching. This kind of thing only has one outcome – a Devil’s Hell for eternity – a very high price to pay for listening to the wrong people!
Another way of looking at this situation is to remember that in a ball game it is this standard rule – 3 strikes and you are out, no ifs, ands, or buts about it – you are out, finished, done!!
For the United States – the Supreme Court has given us our strike three on June 26, 2015 by giving God the obscene gesture and telling Him that marriage now involves sodomites marrying each other and lesbians marrying each other! And in the future with this kind of mockery set in motion they likely will approve a further expansion of marriage – a guy wants to marry 4 women. And don’t forget there are those who enjoy sex with animals and wouldn’t you know it – here comes Jane Doe who now wants to marry her German Shepherd, Rodney!
Since we are walking the very same path that the ancient Israelite kingdom of Judah did centuries ago, take a look at what eventually happened when they thought they could ignore God's laws and set their own standards as they saw fit to do. One of the things they adopted was child sacrifice -- they would throw an infant or a very young child into a burning fire as an act of worship! A wise person would conclude that such acts did not sit well with the mighty Creator of the heavens and the earth!
Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord his God, and humbled not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the Lord. And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him swear by God: but he stiffened his neck, and hardened his heart from turning unto the Lord God of Israel. Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small, and the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king, and of his princes; all these he brought to Babylon. And they burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons until the reign of the kingdom of Persia: To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years. [2 Chronicles 36:11-21 (KJV)]