Court Contradicts Constitution
The fundamental rights of the U.S. Constitution were at the core of today’s Supreme Court announcement of its long-awaited landmark same-sex marriage ruling. And the Court chose to declare that gay marriage was indeed a fundamental right, thus stripping states and voters of their rights to make their own marriage decisions.
Sam Rohrer, President of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network , says the ruling puts churches and pastors in a difficult position.
“This landmark decision had deep biblical, historical and constitutional roots, and unfortunately, our justices chose to redefine marriage for the entire nation, ignoring other constitutional rights and opening the door to a dangerous infringement on religious liberties,” Rohrer said. “The fact that this issue even made it to the Supreme Court of the United States was an indictment against American Christians and against American churches. Even though some churches have sought to blend into the culture rather than change it, this ruling serves as a wake-up call for pastors and churches who are committed to being the salt and light of our society and standing up for truth.
“This is just the beginning,” Rohrer added, “and as the culture continues to change—and move even further away from the truth of God’s Word and from our constitutional roots—it is crucial that pastors and churches know the truth, speak the truth and live the truth, doing all they can to preserve God’s Word and protect the religious liberties of Christians across the nation.”
Attorney Jeff Mateer of the Liberty Institute, who was a featured speaker at PPN’s “U-Turn” conference this spring, attended SCOTUS’s oral arguments in April and called same-sex marriage “the issue of our generation.”
For the case, the Liberty Institute filed a brief on behalf of the National Religious Broadcasters, Billy Graham and Franklin Graham, Samaritan’s Purse, In Touch Ministries, along with several seminaries and theologians, stating that “for millennia,” we have believed in marriage between one man and one woman—and there has never been another definition of marriage. Mateer added that today’s decision will eventually violate the religious liberty rights of many and intrude on the workings and beliefs of the church.
When did marriage become unconstitutional? When 5 judges decided they were gods.
Hello, I am a Methodist and I have to tell you that Methodists seem to be the most “liberal” when it comes to LGBT. In fact, they seem to honor them in churches here in San Diego. Why doesn’t your organization chastise them? This denomination, although they think they believe in Biblical teachings, surely don’t follow them. They tell us over and over that in Genesis, there are two people that God created eventually – that of Adam and Eve. In addition, only a man can marry a woman. It just floors me that now the Supreme Court and the president think this issue should be changed so we’re all welcoming gay couples and marrying them in churches. I know in time God will judge these ministers but in the meantime, how can we ostracize them? Of course, some of the clergy are also homosexual. It’s a real mess!!! God bless us Christians that do believe in the Bible and its teachings!
States that disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision could stop issuing state Marriage Licenses and let the Federal Gov’t issue them instead.
What this exemplifies is a complete lack of true Christianity in the US. Jesus said if we wash the inside of the cup, the outside will become clean as well; if nations are people, then this applies to nations! This ruling and the many others that will likely follow expose the guilt, complacency and fraudulence of American churches and church-goers. The enemy has come in like a flood and we have raised no standard against it; just talk from a pulpit that is as inefficacious as the one POTUS possesses. One may comment on this and ask, but where am I….. I AM observing and laughing as you scramble to talk endlessly and impotently of the degradation in moral values. You lack the power of God or His Message. If you had this, the world would change with even 1/2 a dozen. 2000 years ago the disciples upended the Roman Empire with barely the written word, roads and boats. Today we have twitter, Facebook, google… innumerable social media outlets, planes, trains and dare I say automobiles yet are powerless to change a state. “To whom much is given, much is required.” What does this say of the modern “believer”? Or does anyone accept responsibility any more? Perhaps we as believers should first accept our compliance in the current state of this nations moral decay, beg Christ’s forgiveness, and then – maybe then – he will empower us to go forth and make disciples of all nations as we are justly called to do.