Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where have we heard THAT one before?

"On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital. How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that.”—President Obama, in his statement applauding the Supreme Court's decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act.

Well, we see how long THAT statement holds up.
"Here’s guessing that the Roman Catholics and other religious groups that are in the midst of fighting the [Obamacare] contraception mandate are skeptical of that pledge,” notes Joel Gehrke of the Washington Examiner, in reporting on the president's statement.

The court's rulings on same sex “marriage” weren't a total washout. While the court essentially sidestepped ruling on California's Proposition 8—effectively allowing homosexual “marriage” to resume in that state in violation of the will of the voters who passed the law—the justices did NOT sweep away laws in other states that ban same sex “marriage.”

On the REAL reasons for the push for “marriage equality,” see my previous blog on May 13. And for some encouragement, see this article about a group of courageous African-American pastors in Illinois who stood up for true marriage—and stared down attempts to legalize homosexual “marriage” in the Land of Lincoln, a very deep blue state (if you haven't read about it in the state controlled mainstream press, don't be surprised; as the article points out, the media has been careful to avoid covering this victory for traditional, biblical marriage like the plague).

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