Archive for August 10th, 2010

Abbas: International Pressure Becoming Unbearable

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Keep an eye on this…when a treaty is signed between the Arab world (Palestinians) and Israel, a major event in end times prophesy has just taken place.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Monday he might end an impasse in peace talks with Israel and resume direct talks with the Jewish State for the first time in almost two years.

Abbas told reporters US President Barack Obama’s administration and many world leaders were putting pressure on him to agree to direct talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has said he is ready to begin immediately.

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“The Gay-Marriage Ruling” by Todd Strandberg

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban. The landmark case will most likely come before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether gays have a constitutional right to marry.

“Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their unequal treatment,” the judge wrote in his 136-page opinion. “Proposition 8 perpetuates the stereotype that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming long-term loving relationships and that gays and lesbians are not good parents.”

Over 7 million Californians passed the measure with 52 percent of the vote in November of 2008. After losing at the voting booth, gay activists turned to the courts. The ruling is a result of a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights.

The liberal media has been pushing very hard to mold public opinion around the idea that this is a simply matter of equality. The press has largely ignored the views expressed by the supporters of Proposition 8.

I am a bit shocked that evangelicals have dropped the ball in this case. The two most visible groups supporting Prop 8 have been the Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Cardinal Francis George of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said, “The misuse of law to change the nature of marriage undermines the common good. It is tragic that a federal judge would overturn the clear and expressed will of the people in their support for the institution of marriage. No court of civil law has the authority to reach into areas of human experience that nature itself has defined.”

Michael Purdy, spokesman for the Mormon church, said, “California voters have twice been given the opportunity to vote on the definition of marriage in their state, and both times have determined that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We agree… We recognize that this decision represents only the opening of a vigorous debate in the courts over the rights of the people to define and protect this most fundamental institution—marriage.”

The biggest secret in the trial is that Judge Vaughn Walker is gay himself. He is one of only two federal judges who admits to being a homosexual. When I found this out, I was ticked at the liberal media. Here they had portrayed him as an open-minded conservative who was nominated by President George H. W. Bush. Of course, the press is ignoring the possibility that he may have a huge conflict of interest in this case.

Public opinion isn’t supposed to play a role in legal decisions, but we know that judges follow the daily news. I can see an agenda being set up that will persuade the Supreme Court to follow the trend set by California.

The most important vote on gay marriage may be the one cast by Justice Anthony Kennedy. The Supreme Court has long been divided between four conservative and four liberals, with Kennedy being the deciding vote. Over the years, Kennedy has generally sided with gay groups. On the other hand, Kennedy is very cautious about getting too far ahead of the country.

The validity of gay marriage should not be based on the opinion of voters or judges. The focus should be on what God thinks of the matter. The Bible is very clear on this issue:

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator who is praised forever amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. (Rom. 1:24-27)

I don’t understand stand why gays would want to legitimize their relationship by using the rituals of a religion that condemns them. The whole idea of homosexuals choosing to confine themselves to a monogamous relationship is a bit silly. The story of the gay lifestyle is one of casual sex, with most homosexual men having over a thousand sex partners in their lifetime.

The reason gays want the right to marry is because evil naturally seeks to destroy that which is good. This is why darkness is sweeping over the land. Once all the moral barriers are removed, the wicked will turn their attention to Christians, the last source of light.

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15:18-20)

— Todd

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Gay “Marriage” vs. Obama’s Citizenship Questions, A Unique Parallel

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

In response to a federal judge’s ruling on gay “marriage”, I made the comment “Not sure where he found marriage in the Constitution”.
My friend, Starbix, challenged me by stating, “not sure how that means that it, by default, excludes gays and lesbians. The article tells you exactly where: ‘The judge found that the gay marriage ban violates the Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses. “Because Proposition 8 disadvantages gays and lesbians without any rational justification, Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment,” the judge ruled.'”
To which I responded, “equal protection from what? One must first have rights in order to be protected. The Constitution does not guarantee ANYONE the right to marry. This is a state issue exclusively. The federal government does not have the right, as stated in the constitution, to rule on this matter. PERIOD.”

I’ve used the above exchange of ideas to make a simple point this morning:
The federal government is so askew from its original intent, that now it has usurped the authority to rule on matters reserved specifically for the states (marriage) but denies its citizens the “standing” to challenge Obama’s credentials and qualifications to be president, a matter that any citizen of this country should be able to challenge.

Now as for Obama’s qualifications to be president, I’ve said all along that he could put that whole matter to rest forever if he would just provide the requested documents. Instead, he and the Democrats have spent massive amounts of money to suppress these documents.
On top of that, judge after judge has found that the ordinary citizen doesn’t have “standing” to question the president’s qualifications. It got so bad, that at one point, it appeared that NO ONE had standing to questions a president’s qualifications.

Then we have the gay “marriage” situation. The constitution expressly forbids the federal government from becoming involved in issues granted to the states. Marriage has always been decided by the states. It is not, nor has it ever been, a matter to be ruled on by the federal government.

Let’s get something straight right now; marriage is a privilege. It has never been a “right”.

We need to get back to basics, people, and start to obey the constitution again. The usurping of authority cannot continue. If it does, we as a nation, will cease to exist.