The Supreme Court did overturn the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act passed by congress and signed into law by President Clinton which defined for federal purposes that marriage was only between one man and one woman. It would take be too long to dissect that decision here.
But the larger issue here is, again, where this all is headed. The political and social agenda of the GLBT movement is now starting to collide with the freedom of religion guaranteed all Americans in the US Constitution. Here are a couple of recent examples of this:
- In 2013 in Colorado, two men recently married in Massachusetts filed a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery – Masterpiece Cakeshop – that refused to make them a wedding cake for their reception. The owner of the bakery cited his Christian beliefs when he refused the couple’s business. The Colorado Attorney General’s office filed a formal complaint on behalf of the couple.
- In 2013 in the state of Washington, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against an eastern Washington florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex marriage ceremony.
In response to the lawsuit in Washington, the owner of Arlene’s Flowers posted this on her Facebook page: “I could not [provide the flowers] because of my relationship with Jesus.” She added: “I have hired all walks of people in different circumstances, and had the privilege of working with some very talented people that happen to be gay. I’m sure there are many places you can purchase flowers, if you choose not to purchase them from Arlene’s, because of your beliefs, then I certainly understand.”
Using the power of the government to force private business owners to violate their religious convictions is just a step away from the government telling churches who they can and can’t marry and what they can and cannot teach.
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
Born With No Arms, Chet McDoniel Says “I’m Not Perfect, But I’m Worth It”
“I’m not perfect, but I’m worth it.”
To read these words through the lens of a pro-life message is powerful. Despite what the world around us may try to communicate about the standard of perfection set for us in today’s day and age, as human beings, we are, in all actuality, perfectly imperfect.
Rush Limbaugh Was Right, Abortion is What’s Wrong With Our Culture
Let me give you something real quick to think about. http://www.lifenews.com/2013/06/28/rush-limbaugh-was-right-abortion-is-whats-wrong-with-our-culture/
Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: Abortion and Planned Parenthood
Dr. Angela Franks, author of the incredibly well-researched and scholarly book “Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy,” is perhaps the nation’s foremost authority on the issue of Margaret Sanger’s troubling history of eugenic activism.
Franks spoke to attendees at this year’s NRLC Convention about the eugenic roots of Planned Parenthood’s founder in a talk entitled “Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood: The Eugenics Connection.”
However, despite two very disappointing rulings, 38 states still define marriage as the union of a man and woman — including California, wh…
The Best Pro-Life Arguments for Secular Audiences
By Rob Schwarzwalder Senior Vice-President
The best you can do is arm yourself with the facts and deliver them in what you hope will be a winning way for your audience — meaning you will need to make your case, in most instances, not in the language of faith or religion but in the language of the post-modern secularist.
What follows, therefore, are the best arguments from science, the law, and women’s rights to advance the pro-life case against abortion.