the Beginning God Created... Adam and Steve?
Civil Unions, Same-Sex Marriages, by who's authority?
Martin Luther King, asserted a strong defense for Civil Rights in
his "I have a Dream" speech, by saying that
which he was defending was "one that is rooted in the
foundational belief was that our Rights as persons came from a
higher source. As one signer of the Declaration of Independence,
Thomas Jefferson, wrote: "all men" are entitled under
"the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God;" to
"certain Inalienable Rights of life, liberty, and the Pursuit
agreement, however, with Constitution signer, James Madison, I
think that "because men are not angels they tend to violate
the Rights of others." [Federalist #51] This
justifies the need for society to set a high-moral rule of conduct
for governing our behavior towards our fellowman.
authority do either "Civil Unions," or "Same-Sex
Marriage" advocates express for fulfilling their moral
obligation, "to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves
and to our Posterity?" [U.S. Constitution's Preamble]
pro-lobbying groups like the "Gay & Lesbian Center Task
Force," or the "National Black Justice Coalition"
are going to use the civil Rights argument to justify the
"Rectitude of there intentions," shouldn't "We the
People" hold these and all others who favor their cause,
accountable to the same standard that Dr. King and millions of
Americans during the Civil Rights era agreed to uphold?
King said, "A just law (civil) squares with the moral law of
God; an unjust law is out of harmony with the moral law."
other words it is by God's authority that the states exist, that
is to protect a People who choose to govern themselves by the Rule of law (Romans 13:1-4) . Our Declaration
of Independence acknowledges God as the Lawgiver, Creator, Supreme
Judge of the World, and Divine Protector of mankind. And Article
VII of the U.S. Constitution expresses the States Unanimous
Consent to submit to such a Declaration-"in the year of our
Lord 1787, and of the Independence of the United States of
proposed FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT ACT(H.J.Res. 56) codifies the
institution of marriage in one sentence; "Marriage in the
United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a
civics lesson do I grasp from this analogy? First,
amending the U.S. Constitution to protect traditional marriage is
a duty which belongs to every citizen of this country without
violating the natural Right of any person. The same God who
grants all men liberty to unite with one wife, also lays on both
spouses the charge of conforming to His Will.
the preservation of marriage the way God intended is a task that
requires more virtue than the power any human law alone can
must therefore, endeavor to keep re-affirming the original source
of our Rights as persons, alongside the performance of our civil
duties as "One Nation under God indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."
is a part the original, Christian idea of our American
Constitutional Republic. Beware lest you fall prey to the
dangerous Worldview that this nation's Constitution no longer has
any moral authority that "We the People" are bound to
Declaration of Independence signer, Samuel Adams, stated:
"While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued;
but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender
their liberties to the first external or internal invader."
Hardine © 2004
||No states allow
same sex marriages, although Vermont does allow civil
unions. The Massachusetts supreme court struck down a ban
on same sex unions in Nov 2003 and turned the issue
over to state lawmakers. The 1996 Defense of
Marriage act effectively bars the Federal Government from
recognizing same sex unions, but marriages are certified
by states not the Federal Government. Here is a
state by state look.