#1. What The Supreme Court Decision Teaches Us— https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/quote-of-the-day-663/
Love wins”, as a slogan, expresses not support for gay marriage, but contempt for its opponents. It’s designed to outrage. – Mr Scientism
First, if you want me to state the obvious, it tells us that right and wrong, morality no longer matter to most of the United States. Life has become about ‘our rights’, our selfish desires or a distorted view of equality. By striking down what marriage is with this decision, the Supreme Court has disqualified itself as an advocate of law and order, right and wrong, and moral behavior or a defense for those same attributes of life. Its decisions now are tainted and suspect and no longer can the people count on that level of government to protect their rights or guide society correctly.
Second, it tells us that the courts, the government, the homosexual community and its supporters only want a distorted good feeling they call love. They want God to accept them as they are and allow them to come as they are into his kingdom while they do nothing in return to show their love for God. They cannot even give up their perversion for God and we know that Jesus does not reside in them as that side of the issue display,demonstrate and hold to none of Jesus’ teachings in their treatment of others and their treatment of God.
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. (Jn. 14:55)
Jesus said those words and as we know, the homosexual community does not abide by them as they hurl insult and abuse at those who warn them of their sinful behavior and plead with them to repent of their sins. Love has nothing to do with this decision nor does equality. It is disappointing to see this message sent to the nation and the world.
#2. Mussolini Saw It — The Pope & Mussolini by David I. Kertzer
Later the Duce elaborated. ‘For me the masses are nothing but a herd of sheep. So long as they are unorganized they were incapable of ruling themselves (pg. 174)
So many evil people see this fact and they take the correct steps to take advantage of the people and obtain rule over them. Jesus observed this as well as Matthew tells us:
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. (9:36)
And Jesus spoke more on this topic but unlike Mussolini, Jesus was not teaching his disciples how to use this vulnerability to their advantage but guiding them to have compassion and use that character trait to motivate them to becoming good and wise leaders of the people. Unfortunately , far too many religious leaders follow in the attitude held by Mussolini and only use the people for their own gain and purpose.
For true Christians to lead, they need to develop the compassion Jesus had and use that trait to motivate them to becoming wise, understanding, knowledgeable leaders of the people who will correctly defend their charges from danger by teaching and guiding them correctly. Being called to lead is not a position deserving prestige and other honors heaped upon the Pope, his cardinals and bishops; it is a call to becoming humble, compassionate and desiring to get it right because they have been elected by God to lead and care for his people.
Too often too many people called to lead, let the honor, the authority and power go to their heads and they end up hurting more than they help and that is sad for we lose far too many people because of the influences of the world, our leadership should not be seen as helping evil’s cause. This does not mean that the leader appeases those who prefer alternatives to the truth or opt for wrong and immorality over what is moral and right; it means that the leaders will not compromise even when their hearts are breaking because of the rejection of the truth by the people.
#3. Remember They Are Not Rejecting You But God— http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thegodarticle/2011/10/clobbering-biblical-gay-bashing/
The point is this: most of us have matured enough theologically to recognize that we need to contextualize the writings of the Bible, and because of it we have moved passed using these examples as the end-all-be-all on acceptable practices of sexuality. However, somehow, we have not managed to apply the very same understanding to the Bible verses that have become known as the “clobber verses” in the Bible. “Clobber” because they are the verses most used to clobber people who are gay or who support gay rights.
As the majority of Supreme Court Justices, key government figures, and others celebrate the decision made by the Supreme Court, believers must remember that they are not rejecting a human Christian definition or virtue. They are rejecting God and his ways. We cannot take this decision personally nor can we take it into our own hands to over-come. We need to call upon God to guide us to the right way in handling this permitting sinful activity and calling it okay.
Christians should not be discouraged by this decision as they should know that God has the final say in this matter and when he speaks, there will be no appeal, no over-ruling of his decisions and all you will hear probably will be cries of despair as the homosexual and their supporters finally see the truth and where God is going to send them.
This final act is not something we should take joy in , instead we should use it to work more biblically, more godly more spiritually to win these souls to Christ as we know their final destination and that time is short. The homosexual and his or her supporter may not like the so-called ‘clobber’ texts but that feeling does not matter to the believer for those ‘clobber’ texts are simply warning the disobedient of their future demise and the supporters of sin should continually be reminded that their ways are not the correct ways and that they are being deceived by evil. They need to know that that deception is destroying them not making them wiser, more intelligent or even cool.
#4. It Seems That The RCC Can Say It Better Than The Christian— https://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/the-statement-of-the-us-conference-of-catholic-bishops/
Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable. Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today. Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.
The unique meaning of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is inscribed in our bodies as male and female. The protection of this meaning is a critical dimension of the “integral ecology” that Pope Francis has called us to promote. Mandating marriage redefinition across the country is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, especially children. The law has a duty to support every child’s basic right to be raised, where possible, by his or her married mother and father in a stable home.
You can read the rest at that link. I think their wording was far superior to what was reported as Huckabee’s statement about the decision
The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being
While Huckabee is correct, I feel a wiser, more intelligent message would have gone a lot further than those few words.
#5. Equal Protection?— http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2015/06/26/the-equal-protection-of-the-law/
They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
Yes. Yes it does
I highly doubt that the framers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights had in mind the idea that sin and lawbreaking were to be included or justified under their idea of equal protection. What this decision has done, besides what I wrote above, is open a Pandora’s box of a slippery slope where just about anything now can be placed under the idea of ‘equal protection.’
Where do we draw the line now that homosexuality and same-sex marriage has been allowed to erase it? Who can we deny equality to now that homosexuality has eliminated right and wrong from the laws of the land? I do not think I am being overly fearful here as everyone knows that once a precedent has been set, it becomes the guiding beacon for future similar issues.
Nothing is about right and wrong anymore but what precedent can be established in hopes of opening Pandora’s box a little wider and allowing other alternatives and perversions to be declared okay and normal.
The believer needs to pray sincerely and honestly how they might obtain wisdom and knowledge to handling this and other issues as they will arise. We need to still be a light unto a dark world as this decision does not end the believer’s duty to declare right and wrong, good and evil, sin and sinlessness to the world. The Supreme Court makes no decisions for the believer; God has already done that and we have accepted those decisions when we repented of our sins and accepted Jesus as our Savior thereby entering God’s kingdom and adhering to God’s rules.
Sin does not enter and no matter how much the homosexual deludes themselves into thinking that a human decision abolishes God’s rules or feelings about their sexual preference, the believer must stand at the gate of God’s kingdom and say ‘no, you cannot pass unto you repent of your sins, including the sin of homosexuality’.
The believer stands with God, not the Supreme Court or the majority.