Case Law Precedent – Freedom of Religion vs. ‘Gay Marriage’

1 July 2015 AD
14 Tammuz 5775

Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, 1941-1954
Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, 1941-1954

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.

John White

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