“if there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein” – Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, WEST VIRGINIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION v. BARNETTE, June 14, 1943
No government shall coerce a citizen to submit to, and/or confess to another’s religious values. It is important to understand that gay marriage is a religious issue. In the Christian worldview, based on Holy Scripture known as Torah (instruction), Old Testament and New Testament, marriage of one man and one woman is a representation, a spiritual ‘molecule’ of the Kingdom of God. Any misrepresentation of holy matrimony is idolatry prohibited by the Second Commandment which states:
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.” – In short: “You shall not make idols.”
Sexual misconduct violates the Seventh Commandment prohibiting adultery, a sin against one’s fellow man.
Idolatry violates the Second Commandment prohibiting idolatry, a sin against God.
Therefore, we who name the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ cannot be lawfully compelled to agree to, uphold or otherwise make sure ‘gay marriage’. I cite legal precedent of the above described SCOTUS opinion of 1943.
“Society’s values change all the time. There is no sure foundation in man’s wisdom. In our own country, in the twenties and the thirties, the Ivy League schools – Harvard, Yale, Princeton – they were teaching eugenics and race selection and racially-based character development. They called it “the latest social science”.
“If you read the NY Times editorial page from fifty years ago, you’ll probably be mocking and laughing at half of what’s in there. And, fifty years from now, they’ll be laughing and mocking about what you wrote, because society’s values change.
The Bible foretold a time when men would call good ‘evil’ and evil ‘good’, a process called reprobation, a state of morally unprincipled; depraved social mores.
Sexual misbehavior isn’t new. The first recorded act of sexual misbehavior is found in Genesis chapter 9 where Noah’s youngest son misbehaved sexually toward his father. Was it sodomy? Was it disobedience to not view his father’s nakedness? We’ll get the precise answer when we meet Jesus face to face. The point is this: sexual misbehavior, sin, carries significant penalties, but sexual sins are forgivable.
All manner of sexual sin was taking place in the two cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Were they destroyed for that misbehavior? I think not. It was for unrelenting idolatry those two wicked cities were destroyed.
Very much like the Bible, our Constitution changes little over two hundred years via the amendment process, yet essentially unchanged. Supreme Court justices have ignored the letter and the spirit of our Constitution to create new laws and new rights out of thin air. Within recent days this Supreme Court overran over 5,775 years of family tradition to rule that homosexuals and, by inference, all sexual deviants have an hitherto unknown ‘right’ to marry whomever they choose. Another series of rulings on an unconstitutional law mislabeled the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) has overrun the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.
Christians and Jews alike wonder what is dependable anymore. There is something and someone totally dependable. The something is the Bible. The someone is Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach.
We will not and cannot find dependable truth in government, but we can find it in the Bible. I encourage everyone to read and study the Bible daily.
As it is written, “You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.” – Isaiah 26:3
Rabbi Schiller teaches a 12-part series on the Book of Acts which is the story of Messianic Jews who turned the world upside down.
Among Christianity there are those who believe the Church replaced Israel. Quite to the contrary, Messianic Jews are at the forefront of the next worldwide spiritual outpouring of the Gospel of Rabbi Jesus Christ.
Dr. Ben Carson laments, “While I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, their ruling is now the law of the land.” Reference: http://bit.ly/1GxVoDX
The suggestion a Supreme Court ruling is automatically the “supreme law of the land” sent me back to a study of our Constitution for another look. Somehow the idea SCOTUS became a lawmaking body got past me. How is it possible I overlooked such a stupendous thing?
First I looked in one familiar place, the Constitution, Article VI, paragraph two, which states:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Article I, Section 1 remained as I remembered.
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Here I came to a dead end alley. Lawmaking power for the Supreme Court eluded me, particularly constitutional authority to confer new rights. The search continued.
Desperately, I fought my way through all the well-organized clutter in my office for something that would assure me of this hitherto unknown authority apparently vested in the Supreme Court. At this point of my search, the Constitution’s text had been no help whatsoever. I found no satisfactory explanation in Article III or any of the numerous Amendments.
Suddenly, a wrinkled copy of the Declaration of Independence came to light! Ah! Surely my search was over!
Carefully, my reading of the Declaration of Independence brought my eyes to the second paragraph where these words stood out:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men
Three inalienable rights: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Imprints of the inalienable right to life are evident in all ten first amendments. Obvious to me, so are the imprints of the inalienable right to liberty. But, what the dickens does “pursuit of happiness” mean? Is this the inalienable right upon which the Supreme Court based its majority opinion? I just had to have an answer.
Thomas Jefferson authored the Declaration of Independence and he preferred it to say “pursuit of happiness” over George Mason’s preferred term of “property”. Here we go again! What in the world does “pursuit of happiness” mean to us today?
Oh, yeah! A fact of history suddenly came to mind! George Mason authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights before Jefferson authored the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Shazzam! It seems I was getting close to the end of my search. Section 1 of the Virginia Declaration of Rights popped! It says:
That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. Reference: http://1.usa.gov/1mRXIiM
Mason and Jefferson agreed: the “means of acquiring and possessing property” and “the pursuit of happiness” are one in the same, a truly republican principle.
The power of republican government is stability vis a vis the Rule of Law, regardless majority political party status. The weakness of parliamentary government is the rule of law applies only so long as the party in power chooses to retain any certain set of laws. As political power shifts in a parliamentary government, new laws wholly contrary to those passed in bygone years by opposing political parties may be eliminated and replaced with new laws that can have wide sweeping effect on its society.
Some years ago, homosexual activists gained control of the Canadian parliament. The age of consent was lowered to 14 ostensibly to prevent an older teenager from being convicted of a crime for engaging a younger teen in sexual activity. It was said, “it’s for the children”. That wasn’t true. It was for the pedophiles and homosexuals who prey on young people.
In 2006 CBC News reported how Canada had become a destination for child sex tourism.
Two years later, Parliament raised the age of consent to 16, but let’s go back to the above CBC story to read further.
Americans and other pedophiles are coming north to Canada because of our very lax age-of-protection laws.
In fact, Americans are being prosecuted under American sex tourism laws for coming to Canada and having sexual relations with children over 14. It’s ironic in Canada we can’t prosecute them, and yet Americans coming here and taking advantage of our children, when they go back, can face criminal prosecutions and lengthy imprisonment.
Where do we go from here? Canadian LGBT-whatever progressives have effectively outlawed freedom of speech for Christians. Canada government is now hostile to Christians who no longer have the liberty to live according to Biblical values and thousands of years of historical norms, but must now either kowtow to the sexual perverts or face fines and/or imprisonment. Naturally, Canadian anti-discrimination laws apply only to sexual deviants and not to Christians, thus setting the stage for homosexuals and other sexual deviants to rob Christians through civil lawsuits. The latter has begun in our country in states that passed “gay marriage” laws.
Coincidentally, if one believes in coincidences, this unconstitutional, unholy Supreme Court ruling comes near the end of the Jewish calendar year 5775, the seventh year of the seventh Shemittah, culminating in the first day of the Jubilee on September 14, 2015 (Tishrei 1, 5776).
Our children and grandchildren have been deprived of Christian education in public schools. They collectively don’t know our common history of how this the greatest nation ever in the history of mankind was founded upon Christian principles and centuries of Jewish and Christian Biblical values, precepts and commandments.
The ancient Jewish prophet Jeremiah didn’t want God’s judgement to fall on Israel. I don’t want God’s judgement to fall on America. But, I believe timing is everything. In the language of the Bible, there is no Hebrew word for ‘coincidence’. Judgement is coming and I expect it this year, sometime probably around September 15. Will judgement come? Yes, it’s inevitable. Do I know the exact date? No, but I do know God never does anything without first revealing his forthcoming actions through his prophets.
Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. – Amos 3:7 KJV
Is there hope for America? I don’t know. But, I would rather be in the camp of those praying for God’s mercy and forgiveness, than to be in the camp celebrating wickedness and perversion. Is an Article V Convention of States to amend our Constitution the answer? I don’t know, but I pray it comes to pass.
Meanwhile, fasten your seat belts. We’re in for a very rough ride.
Desperately striving to garner favor of the Iranian Muslim government, Obama now adds gifts of “nuclear equipment” to sweeten the bribe.
This for me is déjà vu all over again. Wasn’t it about 1994 when another idealistic Democrat president sought détente (French word Secretary John Kerry would understand) with tyrannical Korea?
Here’s a side-by-side comparison of statements of Democrat presidents Clinton and Obama.
Clinton: This agreement will help to achieve a longstanding and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean Peninsula. Obama: …Iran will never be permitted to develop a nuclear weapon.
Clinton: It does not rely on trust. Obama: So this deal is not based on trust, it’s based on unprecedented verification.
Clinton: Compliance will be certified by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Obama: …what we’re going to be doing is setting up a mechanism whereby, yes, I.A.E.A. (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspectors can go anyplace.
Clinton: Under the agreement, North Korea has agreed to freeze its existing nuclear program and to accept international inspection of all existing facilities. Obama: …a deal to stop the progress of Iran’s nuclear program and roll it back in key areas.
Clinton: This agreement represents the first step on the road to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula. Obama: This framework would cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.
Clinton: …we have completed an agreement that will make the United States, the Korean Peninsula, and the world safer. Obama: …if this framework leads to a final, comprehensive deal, it will make our country, our allies, and our world safer.
Clinton: The United States and North Korea have also agreed to ease trade restrictions and to move toward establishing liaison offices in each other’s capitals. Obama: In return for Iran’s actions, the international community has agreed to provide Iran with relief from certain sanctions — our own sanctions, and international sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council.
Clinton: These offices will ease North Korea’s isolation. Obama: …if Iran complies with its international obligations, then it can fully rejoin the community of nations…
Clinton: This agreement is good for the United States, good for our allies, and good for the safety of the entire world. Obama: And it is a good deal, a deal that meets our core objectives … we are more likely to be safe, more likely to be secure, in a better position to protect our allies.
Clinton: It’s a crucial step toward drawing North Korea into the global community. Obama: …there was an appetite among the Iranian people for a rejoining with the international community.
Clinton: And the United States has an unshakable commitment to protect our ally and our fellow democracy South Korea. Obama: …a very clear message to the Iranians and to the entire region that if anybody messes with Israel, America will be there.
Clinton: We will continue to work closely with our allies and with the Congress as our relationship with North Korea develops. Obama: But I say that hoping that we can conclude this diplomatic arrangement — and that it ushers a new era in U.S.-Iranian relations — and, just as importantly, over time, a new era in Iranian relations with its neighbors.
So you know, al taqiyya is a Muslim’s ‘license to lie’, as prescribed in Quran sura 3:28. Barack Obama was partly raised in a Muslim country where he was educated in the religion of Islam. Therefore, he must know this verse, this sura.
To be perfectly clear, Iran has no desire whatsoever to rejoin the “global community”. The goal of Muslims is to dominate the entire world via Sharia law and the teachings of Islam. The goal is one unbroken, worldwide caliphate intolerant of any other religion, totally opposed to democratic principles.
What can we do?
Tell your two U.S. senators to oppose ratification of any treaty Barack Obama drags home from his one-sided talks with Iranian negotiators.
It’s not the Supreme Law of the Land until the Senate ratifes.
Back in 2009, when we senior citizens learned Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Obama, was born to communists, raised by communist grandparents and mentored by communists, we expected a radicalized, leftist president to undo America. We were correct. But, the general public and the mainstream media were not the least concerned. Why were the younger generations okay with a communist for president? It was a mystery.
This week we learn that the president’s puppet master, his puppeteer Valerie Jarrett was born to communist parents who also had communist parents. We are greatly troubled. Again, the younger generations and mainstream media have no problem with this fact disclosed from secret FBI files. But, now it’s no longer a mystery.
Progressives have long controlled public education in this country. Progressives are inherently anti-God, anti-family, anti-liberty and anti-Rule of Law. The tools of progressive educators are historical revisionism and atheistic Darwinian evolution.
Congress no longer represents the people of this country. Oh, many bills are passed for our benefit, but those bills that affect big business are bought and paid for. Establishment politicians, the people like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell all work to please corporate lobbyists. These establishment politicians use coercion and threats of redirecting campaign contributions from lobbyists to whip House members and senators into line. One major tool is a type of blackmail where the Senate majority leader or the House Speaker threatens loss of committee assignments.
Even our Texas “Golden Boy” Ted Cruz was initially entrapped in the corruption and voted FOR TPA. I think public outcry is what led him to vote AGAINST it.
What I write is not drawn from conjecture, but from the facts available to all Americans. Consider Sen. Ted Cruz’s statement, as recorded in a Breitbart.com article. Read “EXCLUSIVE — TED CRUZ: OBAMATRADE ENMESHED IN CORRUPT, BACKROOM DEALINGS” via this link http://bit.ly/1Hb2hRn
Your two senators and your representative are not the problem. We are under assault by an enemy more dangerous, more powerful than the sum of Chinese, Pakistani and Russian nuclear arsenals. Our real enemy is evil personified. As it is written, “For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.” [Ephesians 6:12 CJB]
American life has been turned on its head. What has been considered evil since the founding of this country and for thousands of years beforehand is now accepted and even enforced, things like sexual perversion of all kinds (sodomy, incest, beastiality). Whereas before America was the source of Christian evangelism to the world, we are now the chief producer and supplier of pornography. The First Amendment has been eroded to the point military chaplains can no longer openly preach from the Bible and military personnel are persecuted and prosecuted for praying.
As Bible scholars have pointed out over the years, America is not mentioned in the last day prophecies.
Absent a sweeping, national revival, another “Great Awakening”, America is doomed. Billy Graham rightly said, “If God doesn’t punish America, he’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”