The Supreme Court has announced it will hear cases dealing with the definition of marriage during its current term. The Court will consider challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act, passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority in Congress and signed by President Clinton, and Proposition 8, California’s constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Lower courts ruled against the traditional definition of marriage.
The Heritage Foundation points out that there are many good reasons why citizens in 41 states have said over and over that marriage is between a man and a woman. Marriage exists to bring a man and a woman together as husband and wife to be father and mother to any children their union produces.
Jesus made the case for the age-old definition of marriage when He said, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:4-6).
In 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court created a Constitutional “right” to same-sex sodomy in the landmark case known as Lawrence v. Texas. That same year, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court took the unprecedented step of requiring its legislature to create so-called “gay marriages,” thereby triggering fears that the full faith and credit clause in the U.S. Constitution would be used to require all states to recognize homosexual “unions” from Massachusetts. Although the state legislature failed to change the definition of marriage, then governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) signed an executive order paving the way for homosexual “marriage” for the first time in American history.
Since that time, most states have passed “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) laws that legally recognize marriage as an exclusive union between one man and one woman. These laws may be in jeopardy if the Supreme Court unilaterally decides states must reject God’s design for the family.
Hopeful conservatives may believe the Court’s majority to favor traditional marriage and states’ rights, but they probably aren’t aware of a related case involving the Chief Justice. While working as a senior partner in a private law firm, John Roberts played a pivotal role in preparing liberal attorneys for a landmark pro-homosexual case before the Supreme Court known as Romer v. Evans.
Roberts is said to have eagerly volunteered his time without remuneration by playing the devil’s advocate part of a conservative justice in moot court with the pro-homosexual attorneys from the Lambda Legal Defense Fund. With Roberts’ help, the victory for the plaintiffs overturned a voter-approved amendment to the state constitution of Colorado, that had banned laws based on “sexual orientation.” [More on Roberts here: http://familypolicy.net/us-p-268/]
Pray for the Supreme Court. Pray they recognize one-man, one-woman marriage is an institution created by God. Pray they determine the family’s design should not be manipulated for the sake of those who would pervert it to match their sinful desires.
Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people.