The homosexual activists smell blood in the water, and they're circling in for the kill.
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, on February 4, rejected an offer by the state Senate to allow homosexual civil unions as an alternative to marriage. By a 4-3 majority, the court demanded nothing less than the state's full recognition of same-sex “marriage” and ordered the state legislature to enact new law accordingly by May of this year.
It comes down to a question of who is to rule America, the people and their elected representatives, or evil special interest groups and unelected judges.
If the people assert their right to rule, they must ground it on their allegiance to God's law, the law which inspired and guided the founders of this country. This is the only basis for a claim to sovereignty . Without it, any question of sovereignty reduces to a contest to determine which group is the strongest, which group can impose its will on the rest.
Put another way, if the law doesn't come down from the mountain, from God, then it ain't the law. It's only somebody's opinion.
What can you do?
Protect Your State
“Act now to protect marriage in your state,” wrote Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, in a February 5 Wall Street Journal editorial. The governor urged Americans to learn from Massachusetts' experience and ensure that their states amend their state constitutions to protect marriage.
Contact your elected representatives, write to your local newspapers, and insist that godly marriage, between a man and a woman, be protected by law.
Demand that your churches actively and vigorously oppose homosexual “marriage.” This message needs to be thundered from every pulpit in the land. And support your pastor when he does it!
Support and vote for political candidates who oppose the deconstruction of marriage, and reject those who don't.
Protect Your Country
Vote against liberals. Don't you dare stay away from the polls this year! If you have to be carried there in a stretcher, go.
President Bush and Governor Romney have called for an amendment to the U. S. Constitution restricting marriage to one man and one woman. Demand that your U. S. Congressman and Senators support such an amendment: don't vote for anyone who won't.
Once the amendment process gets rolling, you'll have the opportunity to vote for this amendment. Don't miss it.
Protect Your Family
Make sure your children understand that homosexual “marriage” is abominably wrong, and explain to them why it's wrong, because God says so. Base your argument on the Bible.
Teach your children that those who support homosexual “marriage” (be they school teachers, talking heads on television, neighbors, or even misguided clergy) are against God. If they have their way in this country, then God will be against America . If this sounds extravagant, refer back to your Bible, to the books of Kings and Chronicles, and see what happened to the kingdoms of Israel and Judah .
Do we speak for “the real America”? Let James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” speak for us:
We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government: upon the capacity of each of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.1
Speak Out Now
Speak up on this issue every chance you get. Before much longer, it may be too late.
The court has given Massachusetts until May to enact “gay marriage” laws. Opponents of the court's power-grab, led by House Speaker Thomas Finnerman, hope to hold a state constitutional convention before then, but a state marriage amendment would not appear on a Massachusetts ballot until 2006, way too late.2
1. Quoted in R. J. Rushdoony The Institutes of Biblical Law (Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1973), 541.
2. Frank Phillips and Raphael Lewis, “Finnerman seeks to delay start of gay marriage,” Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 2004.
- Lee Duigon
Lee is the author of the Bell Mountain Series of novels and a contributing editor for our Faith for All of Life magazine. Lee provides commentary on cultural trends and relevant issues to Christians, along with providing cogent book and media reviews.
Lee has his own blog at www.leeduigon.com.