Supreme Court urged to leave marriage definition to the states
Urging the Supreme Court not to legalize gay marriage for all 50 states, supporters of California Prop 8 say in a court brief that opposite-sex couples' unique ability to procreate -- thus benefiting society by "creating and nurturing the next generation" -- provides states with a rational reason to define marriage in the traditional sense.
The 65-page opening brief by ProtectMarriage.com -- the official proponents of Prop 8 -- asserts that children need a mother and a father, and it even quotes President Obama, a supporter of gay marriage, as he underscored the need for fathers in children's lives.
The Supreme Court will hear two cases March 26-27 that could either affirm the historical definition of marriage or legalize gay marriage for the entire nation. One case concerns a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act that defines marriage for the federal government, while the other case involves...
Marriage is a Biblical term and that is what the battle is really over..."hath God said..." i.e. if two "sames" want to "hookup" or whatever you want to call it then no one in our depraved state is going to stop them so just coin a new term to describe the evil deed and go about your business. No, the battle is over the term marriage and "Thus saith the LORD"
Mark 10 6 "But from the beginning of creation, God MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE. 7 "FOR THIS CAUSE A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, 8 AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 "What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate."---NASB
‚ÄúIf gay marriage is to be legalized, it should be done by the people, not the courts, the brief says.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe debate over marriage, the brief concludes, should be left to the states.‚ÄĚ
This is how our society manipulates the culture. I remember Palin and other conservatives saying abortion should be left up to the states, but they were quick to say they were personally against it. It sounded good to the average conservative, but what that really meant was that the murder of the unborn should be left up to the states.
The same argument is being used effectively for homosexual marriage; leave it up to the states. So, then sodomy should be left up to the states. When they argue this way, the actual sin that leads to the issue involved is glossed over and even Christian‚Äôs don‚Äôt catch it. The sin becomes more readily acceptable to our minds because the root immorality of the real issue is glossed over. If someone asks me about gay marriage, I try and turn the question as to the immorality of homosexuality. The conversation usually ends right there.