“Our First Amendment rights are being subverted because five lawyers seated on the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that imposes their will, is not a legal judgment, is not based on the Constitution, and is not based on the Court’s precedents.
“The five lawyers who affirmed same-sex “marriage” released an opinion they thought would wipe away millennia of human history and end the marriage debate in America. They were wrong. The opinion is as delusional as it is devoid of logic and legal precedent.
“If the American people continue to play Charades and pretend that this lawless opinion deserves any respect as law, then religious liberty is in serious trouble. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts warned in his dissenting opinion that “people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today.”
“Similarly, Justice Samuel Alito painted a disturbing picture. “I assume,” he wrote, “that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.”
“Our highest respect for the rule of law requires that we not respect a lawless opinion, and that is exactly what these five lawyers penned. The only authority the five lawyers can hope to have in this ruling is if we pretend that the nonsense they wrote has legal authority. It does not. It is contrary to Natural and Revealed Law.
“As St. Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Sir William Blackstone, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., would say about such an egregious opinion, it is “no law at all.” And we must not pretend that it is.
“Liberty Counsel will continue to defend the religious liberty of Kim Davis and those now in the cross hairs of this ruling, and we will support religious liberty legislation. But, we will also advocate that this opinion of five lawyers should not be respected as the rule of law.
“Government officials at all levels should join with great leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln who resisted unjust laws in their times. And, each individual American must join with great biblical leaders such as Daniel, the Three Hebrews, and Esther to resist such an unjust ruling.
“Make no mistake: Marriage is not on trial. The judiciary, the Church, and those who call upon the Name of the Lord are on trial. The real question is this: What we will do with such an unjust Court ruling at this time in history?
“These may be difficult times, but these are our times. We were born, and born again, for this very time. Yes, what is happening in America may seem surreal, but do not be discour¬aged. We serve the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Our Creator will not be mocked. God has called you and me into this moment of history to stand for Him!”
I received today the above from Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, less the title line.
Like the Bereans, we must study scripture to validate what we hear from the pulpits. Likewise, we must read and study foundational documents – the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers and writings of our Founding Fathers – to validate federal court opinions and Acts of Congress.
As it was for me during my years in uniform, we are not obligated to obey either unlawful orders, unconstitutional opinions of federal judges or unconstitutional Acts of Congress.