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Pastors sign open letter to SCOTUS over Marriage

Posted in Church, Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , on June 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

A broad coalition of Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox Christian, and Jewish leaders joined by civic and business leaders from around the nation have signed an open letter to the U.S. Supreme Court vowing they will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court that would force them to violate the biblical understanding of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Pastors sign letter against Homosexual Marriage Texas

The letter was published in an ad in the Washington Post and was signed by many prominent pastors and Christian leaders, many from Texas, including: Pastor Robert Jeffress at First Baptist Church Dallas, Pastor Robert Morris at Gateway Church in Southlake, Pastor Charles Hagee at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Pastor Gregg Matte at Houston’s First Baptist Church, and Pastor Steve Riggle at Grace Church in Houston.

Here is a portion of the letter:

We are Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian pastors, clergy, lay leaders and Jewish leaders, who collectively represent millions of people in our specific churches, parishes, denominations, synagogues and media ministry outreaches. Marriage transcends our various theological differences and unites us together in one voice.

We affirm that any judicial opinion which purports to redefine marriage will constitute an unjust law, as Martin Luther King Jr. described such laws in his letter from the Birmingham Jail.

We are Christians who love America and who respect the legitimate rule of law.

However, we will not honor any decision by the Supreme Court which will force us to violate a clear biblical understanding of marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman.

See more at: http://txvalues.org/2015/06/18/pastors-tell-supreme-court-we-must-obey-god-rather-than-men/#sthash.9zv0a1sy.dpuf

and http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/religious-coalition-vows-not-accept-supreme-court-decision-favor-same-sex

The letter is sponsored by the non-profit Common Good Foundation.

Marco Rubio there is no federal Constitution right to same-sex marriage

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Marco Rubio with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

Marco Rubio – SCOTUS would have to have a ridiculous and absurd reading….

The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the case, Obergefell v. Hodges, on Tuesday, and will most likely announce in June whether to uphold a state’s right to ban same-sex marriage.

Lines form outside Supreme Court to hear gay marriage case

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality with tags , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the case, Obergefell v. Hodges, on Tuesday, and will most likely announce in June whether to uphold a state’s right to ban same-sex marriage.

Roe v. Wade of Marriage ?

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, Supreme Court with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

Pro-family leaders are calling it the Roe v. Wade of Marriage.

The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the case, Obergefell v. Hodges, on Tuesday, and will most likely announce in June whether to uphold a state’s right to ban same-sex marriage.

Roe vs. Wade is the Supreme Court decision which forced abortion on the nation and triggered decades of activism and division in the country over the killing of unborn babies in the womb and pro-family leaders believe that if the Supreme Court forces gay marriage on the country it will have a similar affect as the infamous abortion decision.

Leaders across the country are calling upon Congress to use the authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to restrain federal judges and the Supreme Court, “from undermining marriage any further!”

Monday, April 27th, the day before the oral arguments on marriage, pro-family leaders from across the nation will host a press conference at the steps of the Supreme Court.

The group says that they will be delivering 300,000 “Restraining Orders” calling for passage of HR 1968, Congressman Steve King’s (R, Iowa) “Restrain the Judges on Marriage Act” and S 1080, Senator Ted Cruz’s (R, Texas) “Protect Marriage from the Courts Act.”

Restraining order

According to Faith2Action, one of the groups organizing the event, the following leaders will be in attendance:

    Janet Porter, President, Faith2Action,
    Dr. Steven Hotze, President, Conservative Republicans of Texas
    Pastor Charles Flowers, Faith Outreach, San Antonio
    Andy Schlafly, Attorney, Eagle Forum
    Dr. Scott Lively, Abiding Truth Ministries
    Greg Quinlan, Ex-Homosexual, New Jersey Family Policy Council
    Pastor Constant Cooley, United Temple Church of God in Christ
    Pastor Corey Shankleton, Ex-homosexual, Emerging Streams
    Peter LaBarbera, Americans for Truth
    David Pickup, LMFT/Reparative Therapy Center of Dallas
    Janet Boynes, Ex-lesbian, Janet Boynes Ministries
    Rev. Dean Nelson, Fredrick Douglas Foundation
    Grace Harley, Ex-transgender, One Solitary Voice International
    Mark Gurley, The Oak Initiative
    Bill Johnson, American Decency
    Kay Daly, Coalition for a Fair Judiciary
    Diane Gramley, American Family Association, PA
    Rev. Pat Mahoney, Faith In Action

Faith2Action says that Article 3 Section 2 of the Constitution, which states, “The Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make,” gives them a remedy used many times in Congress including the 2004 “Marriage Protection Act” to remove from the federal courts the jurisdiction to undermine DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act), which passed the House, but not the Senate.

In 2003, Senator Tom Daschle implemented this remedy in a law to remove jurisdiction from all federal courts to hear cases regarding brush fires in South Dakota.

“Marriage matters more than bush fires,” stated Faith2Actions founder, Janet Porter. “When judges strike down the vote of the people to protect marriage, it ignites a brush fire against our liberty–which has now reached the doors of the church–and must be extinguished immediately by Congress.”

The group plans to hold this banner:

Faith2Action

The National Organization for Marriage and the American Family Association (AFA) are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from hearing the case after officiating same-sex marriages.

Restraining order delivered

“Both of these justices’ personal and private actions that actively endorse gay marriage clearly indicate how they would vote on same-sex marriage cases before the Supreme Court,said AFA President Tim Wildmon. “Congress has directed that federal judicial officers must disqualify themselves from hearing cases in specified circumstances. Both Kagan and Ginsburg have not only been partial to same-sex marriage but they have also proven themselves to be activists in favor of it. In order to ensure the Court’s integrity and impartiality, both should recuse themselves from same-sex marriage cases. Congress has an obligation to Americans to see that members of the Supreme Court are held to the highest standards of integrity. The law demands it, and the people deserve it.

Ginsburg

Ginsburg has performed several gay marriages. In this clip Ginsburg asks about our past and “who counted as people” however, the same Justice refuses to count unborn babies as people in her radical support for abortion.

Media Matters, a liberal think tank, has been critical of Fox News and Bill O’Reilly for also calling for the Justices to recuse themselves:

http://mediamatters.org/embed/203366

WorldNet Daily has more on the justices and their activism for gay marriage – read it here.

Battle for freedom fought while most Christians are on sidelines says Porter in “Light Wins” film

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Janet Porter, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

Janet Folger Porter’s Faith2Action group has released the trailer for a film on Christian courage entitled, Light Wins.

The film’s full title is Light Wins: How to Overcome the Criminalization of Christianity was released in March 2015 and is designed to enlighten and equip Christians to push back the darkness threatening marriage and our freedoms.

Light Wins Movie

Haters are calling the vid an “Anti-Gay Documentary.”

Janet Porter Light Wins

But Porter says in the film, “The battle for our freedoms is being fought while most Christians are on the sidelines. We need to get out of the stands and into the game. Because the Super Bowl for our country is being fought and our team is not even on the field. It’s later than you think. But God is bigger than we know. To put freedom on the offensive we must become a tea. It’s time for action. Its time to pierce the darkness and shine.

Light Wins trailer

Janet traveled the nation for two years, interviewing 100 of our nation’s leaders, to produce what David Barton says “may be the most important documentary on marriage yet.”

Other notables in the film include, like Gov. Mike Huckabee, David Barton, Gary Glenn, Steven Hotze, Robert Knight, Judith Reisman, Stacy Swimp, Greg Quinlan, Rep. Louie Gohmert, Brian Camenker, James Dobson, Bill Donohue, Scott Lively, Frank Pavone, Dutch Sheets, Phyllis Schlafly, Rick Scarborough, Gary Bauer, Mark Crutcher, Jerry Boykin, and Harry Jackson.

Gov. Mike Huckabee described the film this way, “Light Wins” reveals the frightening trend not to simply ignore Christian believers, but to rid society of us altogether. This ground breaking, eye opening film will awaken viewers to the fact that being a spectator is no longer an option. One will be part of the solution or part of the problem, and I hope this riveting documentary will cause believers to take notice.”

The film interviews, Pastor Hernan Castano of Iglesia Rios de Aceite, one of the “Houston Five,” as the pastors have become known, after Houston Mayor Annise Parker, a lesbian, and fellow officials subpoenaed the sermons of five pastors.

Light Wins Pastor gay marriage

I’m still in shock that they would come to the church building. They walk through those doors where we preach the gospel and teach from God’s Word and they would demand for me all my sermons all my notes everything I speak with the people at the church. And just to intimidate me by asking me to turn anything in,” Pastor Hernan Castano says.

Dont mess with Houston Pulpits

After the outcry, Mayor Parker withdrew the subpoenas.

Light Wins exposes the dark agenda threatening our freedoms and illuminates ways to overcome the darkness and shine. Light Wins is startling, powerful…hopeful,” says Mat Staver of the legal firm, Liberty Counsel.

Porter says you can plan a screening or order your copy of the film here.

ATTN OBAMA: Al Sharpton does not want the state to run the church on same-sex marriage and abortion

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed, homosexuality, Sharpton with tags , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by saynsumthn

al-sharptonAl Sharpton was asked about Same-Sex Marriage and abortion:

Sharpton replied, “I say that I do not think that the DOMA and the laws that give judges the authority to decide marriage uh, I do not agree with that…let me put it this way…even if people want to take away women’s ‘right to choose’, I would advise my daughters never to get rid of a child, I don’t think I have a right to make a law about that. I don’t think we have a right to have the law determine marriage, what I do in my church, who I would marry, is my business. Since I do not want the state to running the church, I don’t want the church running the state.

StarBucks CEO tells Christian shareholder to TAKE A HIKE!

Posted in Gay Marriage Opposed with tags , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by saynsumthn

According to The Blaze, The incident occurred when Starbucks shareholder Tom Strobhar of the Corporate Morality Action Center, an anti-gay corporate pressure group, raised the issue of Starbucks having been recently boycotted by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). This, Strobhar suggested, had lost the company money and suggested they might want to backtrack on the issue.

“In the first full quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earnings, shall we say politely, were a bit disappointing,” Strobhar said.

Schultz could have responded to this indictment with platitudes, or simply addressed it in the least offensive way possible. This, however, he did not do. Rather, he launched into a full-throated defense of the company’s pro-gay stance.

“Not every decision is an economic decision,” Schultz replied. “Despite the fact that you recite statistics that are narrow in time, we did provide a 38% shareholder return over the last year. I don’t know how many things you invest in, but I would suspect not many things, companies, products, investments have returned 38% over the last 12 months. Having said that, it is not an economic decision to me. The lens in which we are making that decision is through the lens of our people. We employ over 200,000 people in this company, and we want to embrace diversity. Of all kinds.”

The audience broke into applause. Schultz, however, wasn’t finished.

“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38% you got last year, it’s a free country,” he said. “You can sell your shares in Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much.”