Category Archives: Supreme Court Rulings

California and Pennsylvania Attorney Generals Fail to Enforce State Law


As of late, it is of particular concern to every American citizen that the rule of law is increasingly ignored, particularly by the self labeled “progressives”, more commonly known as the political left.  Yahoo News reports that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kale announced Thursday that she will not defend the state’s gay marriage ban against a challenge brought by 21 gay Pennsylvanians who want to marry in the state or have their out-of-state marriage recognized.  The same thing happened in California when Attorney General Kamala Harris and Governor Jerry Brown declined to defend Proposition 8.

 

Refusing to Defend the Law

The refusal of Kamala Harris and Jerry Brown to defend California’s Proposition 8 in a Supreme Court case resulted in gay marriage becoming legal in the state.

 

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This practice and attitude of not defending, nor enforcing law that one does not agree with sets an alarming precedent.  In Arizona, state law SB 1070 merely mirrored federal immigration law, yet the United States Department of Justice said S.B. 1070 unconstitutionally interferes with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration policy, explaining that “the Constitution and federal law do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local immigration policies throughout the country.”  A patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt federal immigration enforcement.  Having enacted its own immigration policy that conflicts with federal immigration law, Arizona “crossed a constitutional line.” Of course, the truth is that the Department of Justice DOES NOT enforce federal immigration law.  That was the whole reason why Arizona lawmakers felt a need to pass the law in the first place.   The lack of respect for the rule of law leaves room for a government that is undeserving of trust to begin with to impose its tyranny later, on a whim, when the winds of political convenience deem such a move necessary by the powers that be.

 

Church Bells Rang to Celebrate Violating God’s Word?


In a new all-time low in the history of the United States of America, a press release from the Washington National Cathedral on June 26, 2013 proclaimed,  “The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral, issued a statement hailing the Supreme Court rulings….. that rule as unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and allow same-sex marriage to resume in California:    …..“We are ringing our bells at the Cathedral to celebrate the extension of federal marriage equality to all the same-sex couples modeling God’s love in lifelong covenants. Our prayers for continued happiness are with them and with all couples who will be joined in matrimony in the years to come, whether at Washington National Cathedral or elsewhere.”  

For those who might be under the illusion that same gender sexual contact of any kind is acceptable to God, Vine of Life News wrote an article that included the definition of Sodomy from Wikipedia:

The definition of Sodomy according to wikipedia:  Sodomy /ˈsɒdəmi/ is any non-penile/vaginal copulation-like act, such as oral or anal sex, or sex between a person and an animal.  The word is derived from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in chapters 18 and 19 of the Book of Genesis in the Bible.So-called “sodomy laws” in many countries criminalized not only these behaviors, but other disfavored sexual activities as well, but in the Western world, many of these laws have been overturned, or are not routinely enforced.

The same article also quotes from the book of Jude in God’s Holy Word:

Jude 1:5-7  ‘But I want to remind you though you once knew this, that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.  And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;  as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them in a similar manner to these, having given themselves over to SEXUAL IMMORALITY and gone after STRANGE FLESH, reject authority and speak evil of dignitaries.’

Defying God’s Word will result in a hole being punched in God’s hedge of protection that has surrounded the United States of America for the last two and one half centuries.

According to Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger, since September 11, 2001, events described in the Holy Bible in the ninth chapter and 10th verse of the book of Isaiah  have been eerily re-enacted in the United States exactly as it originally occurred in the time of the great prophet of Israel leading to the nation’s demise.   The determination of America’s people to defy God’s Will through committing acts of sexual perversion and murdering innocent babies through the abortive process will cause Almighty Jehovah to allow the serpent to strike America and cause great injury to her, or even to cease to exist in its current form, just as occurred with Israel and Judah a few thousand years ago.

Wickedness Drives God's Protection Away

God holds America in His hands, but the wickedness of the people may indeed cause Him to remove those protective hands from around our nation. Image Credit: BibleFood.org

 

(H/T:  Vine of Life News, via The Huffington Post,and GreatBibleStudy.com)

 

Franklin Graham: No One Is Entitled to Rearrange God’s Divine Order.


Shayn Roby’s Take:  As Christians, we are tasked with loving the sinner. Part of loving the sinner is pointing out that they are indeed sinning against God. Failure to make them aware that their actions run contrary to God’s Holy Word means that person is left to deal with the consequences of his or her sin. Judgement of the individual has not taken place, only the act has been condemned. Jesus died for our sins, but forgiveness for those sins must still be asked for in sincere repentance. Repentance is necessary in order for forgiveness to take place, just as eating food is necessary for sustenance. Leaving food on the table without bothering to take a fork or spoon in hand and putting the food in the mouth will not result in nourishment to the body taking place. Failure to ask for forgiveness and stop committing the sin, is failure to accept the wonderful gift that Jesus offered. Continuing to live in a homosexual lifestyle is doing just that, no matter what the Supreme Court says about the legality of their marriage and their eligibility for federal benefits.  Continued defiance of God and insistence on continuing a sinful lifestyle makes one eligible for eternity in Hell.  That is one consequence over which the Supreme Court of the United States gets absolutely no say.

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Franklin Graham

While I sharply disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision on these two marriage cases, when it comes to issues involving God‘s laws, it doesn’t ultimately matter what I or anyone else thinks about a court’s ruling. It was God who created and defined marriage, and any person or institution that attempts to redefine it is ultimately challenging Him.

We who call ourselves followers of Christ must strive to love others with the same love He has shown us—even when we have fundamentally different beliefs about such matters as the definition of marriage. I believe that all people are entitled to respect and are within the reach of God’s love, but I do not believe any of us is entitled to rearrange God’s divine order for the universe and its inhabitants—all of which He created and sent His Son to die for.

Source: CHARISMA NEWS.

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Not So Fast: Prop 8 Is Still California Law.


A class action lawsuit should be filed by Christians against the Attorney General and Governor of California for refusing to defend California law. Failure to enforce California law are grounds for impeachment of Governor Jerry Brown.

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Supporters of gay marriage and traditional marriage demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, March 26. (Reuters/Joshua Roberts)

News reports that California’sProp 8 has been struck down as unconstitutional are completely false.

Proposition 8 is the amendment to the California Constitution that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A federal trial judge—Vaughn Walker—held that Prop 8 violates the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that only the losing defendants in that case—the governor and attorney general of California—had standing to appeal that decision. When they refused to do so, Prop 8’s official sponsors filed the appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and pursued it all the way to the Supreme Court.

Since the official sponsors lacked standing to defend Prop 8, the Supreme Court refused to rule on…

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High Court Clears Way for Same-Sex Marriage in California


A perplexing vote gave a 5-4 decision for striking down Proposition Eight in California as unconstitutional. Justices Scalia and Roberts sided with Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan in striking down the Proposition that was approved by California voters. Justice Kennedy, usually the swing vote, voted conservative with Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. The extreme surprise conservative vote came from Sonia Sotomayor, who usually sides with the liberal voters on the court.  The celebrations by gays and lesbians will no doubt soon be followed by oncoming disaster as such behavior is an abomination in the sight of God according to His Holy Word, The Bible.

Homosexual Acts are an Abomination to God

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WASHINGTON (KTLA) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, turning away an appeal by supporters of Proposition 8.

In a 5-4 decision, the justices ruled that the private backers of Prop 8 did not have the legal standing to defend the measure after the state declined to do so.

The decision means that the ruling of a federal judge in San Francisco invalidating the ban on same-sex marriage will be reinstated. An appeals court stay on that decision will be lifted.

Gov. Jerry Brown directed the California Department of Public Health to advise all California counties to “begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California as soon as the Ninth Circuit confirms the stay is lifted.”

Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the opinion, joined by Justice Antonin Scalia, a conservative, and three liberals — Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan.

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Kamala Harris Calls for Same-Sex Marriages to Resume ‘Immediately’


The editor of ShaynRoby.com fears that California and the United States of America have now had the hedge of protection removed from around its people. The onslaught of the Assyrians may indeed proceed as it did on September 11, 2001 and as it did against Israel more than 2,500 years ago as recorded in the book of Isaiah in God’s Holy Word.        (H/T: Joseph Farah and Jonathan Cahn)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris urged the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday to lift its stay and allow same-sex marriages to resume immediately.

Wednesday’s order by the Supreme Court instructs the 9th Circuit to lift its stay on the original ruling in 2010 by U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker that found California’s controversial Proposition 8 was unconstitutional.

The appellate court put a hold on Walker’s decision pending the resolution of the legal fight.

The Supreme Court decision paved the way for gay marriages to resume in California, ruling the private sponsors of Proposition 8 did not have legal standing to appeal after the ballot measure was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco.

Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.

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