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