In 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overwhelming passed by both the US House and Senate. President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law and the biblical definition of marriage being between one man and one woman was protected by federal law.
In 2011, President Barack Obama violated his oath of office and the US Constitution by instructing US Attorney General Eric Holder to stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act. Holder, Obama’s little puppet who is supposed to be the top cop of the country, was more than happy to carry out his handler’s instructions.
Since that time, Obama has worked long and hard at trying to destroy the biblical concept of marriage as being a holy union between one man and one woman. He has opened the military to gays and lesbians, he has order military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage and union ceremonies and he has pushed for benefits to be given to the unmarried same-sex partners of gay military personnel even though they aren’t married. The same benefits are to be denied to the unmarried partners of heterosexual military personnel.
Now, the Obama administration has filed a brief with the United States Supreme Court, asking them to strike down Section 3 of DOMA. The White House claims the section is unconstitutional because it denies the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages which prevents them from extending benefits to those same-sex partners. The benefits include health, Social Security survivors’ benefits and income taxes.
The brief filed by the Obama administration reads in part:
“Gay and lesbian people are a minority group with limited political power. Although some of the harshest and most overt forms of discrimination against gay and lesbian people have receded, that progress has hardly been uniform (either temporarily or geographically), and has in significant respects been the result of judicial enforcement of the Constitution, not political action.”
This demonstrates just how far the administration has gone to redefine the Constitution along with the Christian values our nation was founded upon. Matt Barber, Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action says that the brief is wrong on two counts:
“Not only did the president abdicate his duty to defend a law that was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, this president has taken it a step further and he is now engaging in radical homosexual activism.”
“If people are given special, suspect minority status based on aberrant sexual feelings and behaviors, then the Christian view that says homosexual behavior is both self-destructive and immoral … essentially becomes criminalized.”
Barber also says that once Obama was re-elected, that the real man emerged from behind his political mask. If Obama succeeds in overturning DOMA, he believes that will open the doors to mass attacks on Christianity and Christian values. Before long, living the Christian faith will be a crime. It has happened in Canada and the UK where people have been charged with crimes, especially hate crimes for preaching what the Bible says about homosexuality.
The wolf has emerged from the sheep’s clothing and he is ready to devour Christians and Jews alike. Before Obama’s second term expires, I would not be surprised to see Christians and Jews being arrested and jailed on a daily basis for anything they say or do that involves defending their religion. We will end up like the Christians in China who ended up going underground and worshiping in secret.
But not me! I refuse to denounce my Christian faith or my Christian values. If I’m not willing to go to jail or even be tortured for Christ sake, then I am not worthy to be called a Christian and deserve the worst possible treatment there is. We either die with Christ or we die separated from Christ. I know which I choose. Where will you stand?