On Tuesday, 65 legal experts of incredibly high repute issued a “A Statement Calling For Constitutional Resistance To Obergefell v. Hodges”–the June 26 Supreme Court decision that “legalized” same-sex marriage!
According to these judicial experts, the list of which reads like a “Who’s Who” of the legal community, the decision issued on June 26 should be resisted “by all state and federal officeholders!”
The reasons given are beyond substantive! This “Statement” goes on to say, “We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is. We remind all officeholders in the United States that they are pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not the will of five members of the Supreme Court. ”
The backbone of their collective argument is as follows: (1) The Obergefell decision should apply ONLY to the plaintiffs in that particular case, not applied in a broad, sweeping manner to the entirety of the United States populace. (2) State and federal officeholders must recognize the authority of states to define marriage, and the right of federal and state officeholders to act in accordance with those definitions (which is EXACTLY what the 10 Amendment asserts). (3) A broad and honest conversation on the means by which Americans may constitutionally resist and overturn the judicial usurpations evident in Obergefell MUST BE BEGUN. (4) A pledge of full and mutual legal and political assistance must be provided to anyone who refuses to follow Obergefell for constitutionally protected reasons.
My friends, this is both an incredible and workable plan of action relative to not only resisting, and overturning, the judicial activism present in the Obergefell same-sex marriage case, it is a roadmap for doing the same thing in any and all other such judicial usurpations!
So, as I’ve stated many times since the June 26 High Court opinion (and that is the operative word–“opinion”), the definition of marriage in America is NOT over! This outstanding, legally astute, but easily understandable (for the common person) “Statement” by these 65 legal scholars, sets a course whereby God’s people, especially God’s preachers, and all constitutionally committed citizens can rightfully resist judicial tyranny!!!
Biblically, we can do NOTHING but stand where God stands with respect to the definition of marriage! Now, there has been presented a practical pathway for doing so legally and constitutionally! The key to success in this effort rests in the hands of those above individuals highlighted in bold–“all state and federal officeholders!” If those who hold public office (legislators, magistrates, judges, etc.) will but stand tall, straighten their collective spines, and do the right, and constitutional, thing by following the process outlined in this phenomenal “Statement”, there is a way to STOP the judicial overreach coming from both the Supreme Court and lower courts!
May God’s preachers educate their congregations relative to this, then courageously lead their people to call, write, email, their representatives, insisting that they both read and follow this outstanding pathway!
One way or another, we CANNOT/WILL NOT bow to the judicial tyranny, constitutional defiance, and moral debauchery of an out of control Supreme Court!!!
The full text of the “Statement Calling For Constitutional Resistance To Obergefell v. Hodges” can be accessed here. https://americanprinciplesproject.org/founding-principles/statement-calling-for-constitutional-resistance-to-obergefell-v-hodges%E2%80%AF/
President, HOPE Ministries International
President, North Carolina Pastors Network (NCPN)
Co-host, Stand In The Gap Radio