California Supreme Court Overrules Gay Marriage Ban
In California, the State Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage. In a five-to-four ruling, the court said state restrictions on same-sex marriages are unconstitutional. Beth Teper of Collage, a group for the children of gay couples, welcomed the ruling.
Beth Teper: "Children with LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) parents deserve our families to be respected, validated and protected legally and culturally. The Supreme Court ought to be applauded for their decision
The decision came out of a challenge to hundreds of gay marriages performed in San Francisco in 2004. The California Supreme Court had intervened to stop the weddings and later invalidated the documents. On Thursday, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said the court's new decision could have national implications.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom: "And by the way, as California goes, so goes the rest of the nation. It's inevitable. This door is wide open now. It's going to happen, whether you like it or not. This is the future, and it's now."
California joins Massachusetts as the only states extending marriage rights to gays and lesbians.
"As California goes, so goes the rest of the nation." Well, California has gone the way of San Francisco. If the U.S. goes that way too, it goes the way of Sodom.
sodomy ... Sexual intercourse that is not the union of the genital ORGANS of a man and a woman. The term is most frequently applied to anal intercourse between two men or to sexual relations between people and animals. (See PEDERAST.) According to the BIBLE, God destroyed the towns of SODOM AND GOMORRAH for unacceptable sexual practices, apparently anal intercourse between men. Sodomy takes its name from the town of Sodom.
Source: The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
The RLCC (Real Liberal Christian Church) is opposed to coercion. Christians can't use violence or the threat of violence in an attempt to force people to make proper (non-harmful) behavioral decisions. Homosexuality is harmful. That's proven without doubt. "Homosexuals: What they ignore."
As real Christians, we do not have to respect, validate, or protect those who make bad decisions. We only have to speak the truth about the harm and then let it be. It's out of our hands, but we've done our duty in sounding the alarm.
We don't respect the choice of homosexuals beyond our being non-coercive. We certainly don't validate it. It is not sanctioned by God, because it is not righteous. It is ultimately always harmful. No good comes out of it. It is unsound, immoral, and against the real law that is the law of God.
It is a choice that anyone can reject. It is not something over which human beings have no control or choice. People can always choose not to harm others.
Greed, violence, and sexual depravity (harmful) are unworthy.
To the Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom, I say, turn to the words of Jesus Christ, who said be as harmless as doves, or fall. That's the prophecy, and it's more powerful than yours.