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Feb. 26, 2015
Column #1,748
Stop the Roe v. Wade of Marriage
By Mike McManus

“Like a tank in Tiananmen Square, the homosexual agenda has run over us,” says Janet Folger Porter in her compelling new film which David Barton says “may be the most important documentary on marriage yet.”

Barton, the founder of Wallbuilders, asserts in the film that “Jesus clearly taught in Matthew 19 that marriage is a lifelong union of one man and one woman.”

Yet the Supreme Court seems headed toward ruling that same-sex marriage is constitutional. Porter calls the decision “the Roe v. Wade of marriage” – a definitive ruling that could make Christian believers targets of gay activists.

That happened to florist Barronelle Stutzman this week. A judge in Washington state ruled her refusal to sell flower arrangements for a gay couple’s wedding violated state anti-discrimination law.

An Alliance for Freedom attorney for Stutzman said “You put your home, your family business and your life savings at risk by daring to defy a government mandate that forces you to promote views you believe are wrong.”

This is an example of what the film calls a “battle between Darkness and Light.” Yet the DVD’s title is “Light Wins.”

It is a message we need to hear, and it is articulated by some of America’s most respected voices on marriage: Dr. James Dobson, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Tim Wildmon and Phyllis Schlafly (who just celebrated her 90th birthday).

Several former homosexuals are featured. Gary Quinlan asserts, “It is a lie that I was born this way. It’s not true. I don’t have to be this way.” We see Gary Shankelton playing with his small children, who says, “I was 30 before we started having kids. I could have continued to live for myself, and missed all of this,” as his kids play.

Thousands of former gays have come out of that destructive lifestyle.

Dr. John Diggs, a black pastor, argues: “They cannot consummate a marriage. The fact we change the law does not change that reality.”

Dr. Dobson said the issue is bigger than marriage – “the legal right to express our faith and enjoy freedom of speech.”

Gary Bauer, President of American Values, reflected, “This is a long term battle. The same-sex side lost 36 votes in a row in every state, yet they did not bail out. They stayed in the battle,” with the clear implication that opponents of gay marriage must also make a commitment for the long haul.

A pastor promises, “God is not going to abandon you.”

However, what practical steps can Christians take?

Porter’s most important suggestion is to “Restrain the Judges.” With the click of a button on http//RestrainTheJudges.com, you can send a printed, personalized “Restraining Order” to the Supreme Court (and every Member of Congress), which blocks the Court’s right to overturn state constitutional amendments upholding “the sacred institution of marriage between one man and one woman.”

Look at 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 as the Congress shall make.”

Congress has the power to limit the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court! It can draft a bill to restrain the Supreme Court from “undermining marriage any further!”

I was unaware of this possibility.

In an interview, Ms. Porter noted that Congress had used this power to restrain the Court’s authority over a case involving brush fires in South Dakota. “Marriage is more important than brush fires in South Dakota,” she correctly asserted.

A second strategy is her urging Congress to demand that Justices Ginsburg and Kagan recuse themselves, to withdraw from the case, since they have both performed same-sex weddings – and have a clear bias on the issue.

Finally, Ms. Porter urges Americans to buy the movie, “Light Wins,” which you could show to your church to gain more public support for “Restraining The Judges. How? Use this link to see a 9 minute excerpt of the film at no cost: http://LightWinsTheMovie.com.

If you are impressed, buy the actual film and become a soldier in the army of citizens demanding that state constitutional amendments upholding marriage as the union of one man and one woman be upheld.

Perhaps 50 million people voted for 30 constitutional amendments limiting marriage to couples of opposite genders. Judges have overturned most of those state amendments.

However, Janet Folger Porter has put a light on the path for Americans to overturn those unjust court decisions.

She is right. “In the battle between Darkness and Light…Light Wins.”

 

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