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Robert George: Marriage Equality Judges Ignore His Brilliant Arguments

Robert George, the reigning intellectual godfather of the Religious Right, complains in an interview with the Christian Post today that judges who recognize the right of same-sex couples to marry are not only ignoring the Constitution, they are ignoring his own brilliant arguments.

George, co-author of the Manhattan Declaration and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, published a law review article and book, “What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense” with Sherif Gergis and the Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson. George is quite proud that Justice Samuel Alito cited their arguments in his dissent to the Supreme Court decision overturning part of the Defense of Marriage Act. But he cannot accept that any judge with a commitment to the Constitution could possibly disagree with him.

George broadly renounces all judges who have ruled in favor of marriage equality as engaging in a “pure ideological power play.” He acknowledges that marriage equality rulings have come from judges nominated by both Republicans and Democrats, but portrays them all as “liberal judges who don’t like traditional morality and the traditional understanding of marriage and want to overturn it.”

“So they’re abusing their offices, they’re usurping the authority of the elected representatives of the people, and sometimes the people themselves acting through referendums and initiative, to impose their own vision, their own preferences, their own political policy preferences on the American people. It’s not right and it’s unconstitutional.”

George is incensed that judges are applying the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to same-sex couples, because he says the authors of that mid-19th Century amendment were not thinking about marriage equality.

“It’s just an offense against constitutionalism, against the rule of law, against the idea that the people rule themselves in a republican form of government, to seize on a provision like the Equal Protection Clause and to overturn the laws of marriage.”

But most of all, George cannot seem to accept that an ideologically diverse set of judges, in dozens of opinions, could have considered and rejected his arguments.

“It seems to me that the courts, if they’re going to strike down the marriage laws in the name of the 14th amendment, do have an obligation to at least engage the argument that we presented, but so far they haven’t. And I know the reason why they haven’t. The reason why they haven’t… is that they don’t have an answer for the argument.”

That is ridiculous. But don’t take my word for it. I ran Robert George’s claims by Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and a major player in marriage equality advocacy. Here’s what he said:

Judges across the country have considered the arguments put forward by Professor George and others—that marriage is essentially tied to heterosexual procreation and to the alleged “sexual complementarity” of men and women—and have overwhelmingly concluded that they are not persuasive. In fact, most of those courts have held that such arguments are so tenuous and illogical that they fail even the lowest level of constitutional scrutiny.

 

Linda Harvey Warns Gay Christians And Ex-Ex-Gays They're 'Thumbing Your Nose In The Face Of God' ​

Mission America's Linda Harvey was a guest on the AFA's "Today's Issues" broadcast this morning where the discussion turned to her concerns about the growing acceptance of the idea that people can be Christian and gay, as demonstrated by the recent announcement from British singer Vickey Beeching.

"I shudder for them," Harvey said whenever she reads about Christians who identify as gay as well as "ex-gay" Christians who renounce "ex-gay" therapy.

"We have to stop giving homosexuality special sin status," she warned, as if "that struggle is somehow different than the sin struggles of a lot of people for a lot of things and ultimately we come down on the side of what does God what me to do."

Too many people, Harvey said, are starting to believe that "homosexuality is fine" and, in doing so, they are "basically thumbing your nose in the face of God and that is not a good position to be in":

Tea Party Spokesman Breaks Down While Saluting Patriotism Of Tea Party Activists

In an interview with the conservative outlet Newsmax today, Lloyd Marcus of the Conservative Campaign Committee broke into tears while defending the Tea Party.

Marcus, who has also worked with the Tea Party Express and wrote the “Tea Party Anthem,” said that the media, establishment Republicans and President Obama — whom he said should be impeached — are unfairly smearing the Tea Party as a racist and xenophobic movement.

He twice broke into tears during the ten minute interview, the first after host Ed Berliner said many voters believe Tea Party activists refuse to compromise and aren’t happy unless they get everything they want. Marcus insisted that the movement is filled with decent, patriotic people who simply want to unify America and deliver the country from Obama’s lawlessness.

Todd Starnes Tells WorldNetDaily That Obama Isn't Really A Christian

Todd Starnes, the Fox News commentator and self-proclaimed arbiter of Christianity, questioned President Obama’s Christian faith in an interview posted today on WorldNetDaily.

“The president has really pushed forward a secular-humanist agenda during his administration and it’s really puzzling: this man professes to be a follower of Jesus Christ and yet he allows his admiration to attack his own faith, it just doesn’t make sense,” Starnes said.

He went on to warn that powerful liberals “control” the nation’s public schools and are driving a “significant culture decline.”

Todd Starnes Is Not Impressed With The 'Moron' Journalists On The Ground In Ferguson

During an appearance on "The Alice Stewart Show" this morning to discuss his belief that the Obama Administration is "orchestrating" a lot of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Todd Starnes blamed the news media for supposedly making the situation on the ground appear a lot worse than it really is.

Radio host Alice Stewart kicked things off by likening the release of the video showing Michael Brown allegedly stealing cigars from a local convenience store before he was killed to Benghazi, saying that the Obama Administration is now trying to blame that video for the violence taking place in Ferguson just as it tried to blame an anti-Islam video for the attack in Libya.

"Now all of a sudden the administration is upset" about the release of the video, Stewart said, "once again blaming a video, like Benghazi, for what is going on in this situation."

For his part, Starnes reserved most of his disdain for the media outlets that are on the scene covering the unrest, accusing them of essentially trying to produce a "reality television show" in which they "act like they are in some sort of a war-torn country - they're in Ferguson, Missouri for crying out loud!"

"One of the things that really irritated me," he continued, is "everybody's attacking the police. The media, they're not even attempting to hide their disdain for law enforcement," which infuriates Starnes since the local authorities are simply trying to protect the journalists from violent protestors.

"Hey MSNBC, the reason that they don't want you standing in the middle of the street is because you're going to get hit by a brick, you moron!"

Given this attitude, it came is no surprise that Starnes was particularly unsympathetic to journalists who have been detained by the police.

"Everybody's getting arrested, Alice," he said, sarcastically. "Everybody's getting arrested. And what really amazes me is that these people are still able to tweet with their hand behind their backs in handcuffs. There's a difference between being detained and being asked to see your credentials and being thrown into jail and having a mugshot taken and your fingerprints. That hasn't happened. That hasn't happened":

Gina Miller: Trans Teenager's Supportive Mom 'Should Be Put In Prison For Aggravated Child Abuse'

BarbWire content editor and columnist Gina Miller wrote on her Facebook page on Saturday that the supportive mother of a transgender teenager who is facing discrimination from her New Jersey middle school is a “lunatic” who “should be put in prison for aggravated child abuse.”

This is par for the course for Miller, who recently posted an unintentionally hilarious column on BarbWire that warns that homosexuality is a demonic “cancer” that will ban Christianity.

Back in March and then in May, I told you about a new, brazen campaign by homofascist activists to target three southern states, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, with their aggressive push for the destruction of marriage and the creation of other special “rights” for sexual deviants. With the hellish support of homosexuality-lover Barack Obama (or whatever his name is) the militant homosexual movement is now on steroids, which makes them bolder than ever, bold enough to target conservative states with larger Christian populations.

Their deranged, multi-million-dollar program in the South continues, and this week here in Mississippi, homosexual activists descended on county courthouses in order to put into public record their “marriage” licenses from other states, since Mississippi still retains a bit of sanity and only recognizes marriage, not the counterfeiting of it.

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The fast-spreading cancer of the militant homosexualist movement has now hit our southern states with a fury. The hour is late. We’re far beyond the point at which we should give a rip what the radical communist Left says about us. We should not care a whit when they call us foolish, mindless names as we tell the truth about their evil agenda. As I have said many times before, there are two camps in this world, the Lord’s camp and Satan’s camp. Each of us is in one or the other. There is no neutral camp—NONE. Therefore, we see the forces of what we call “the Left” aligned against the people of God, whether they be Christians or Jews. All the demented “leftist” campaigns in our world, whether they are of radical homosexualists, tyrannical environmentalists, wicked communists or demonic Islamists, are of the devil (did you get that, Right Wing Watch?).

Here in the United States the homofascists are waging a powerful war against Christianity. It is being conducted in our media and entertainment industries, our federal, state and local governments, our schools, our corporations—everywhere. These people lie about their goals. They claim to simply want “marriage equality,” but there is no such thing. Marriage is one thing only, the union of a man and a woman, and that’s all it could ever be, regardless of how many rogue federal judges illegally write bad law from the bench. The “marriage equality” ruse is part of their campaign to destroy the rights of Christians and others opposed to their agenda, because it would force society to accept, recognize, accommodate and even celebrate homosexual duos parading as “marriages,” or else.



This tiny minority of the population is being used as pawns by a larger power hell-bent on imposing tyranny over the people of the United States. The homosexuals aren’t the only ones being used in this way. The environmentalists are also on board the tyranny train, just in a slightly different area, the area of property rights and freedom of mobility and consumption. The whole “diversity” program is yet another part of the devil’s tyranny. I could go on.

As I said, the hour is late. We are quickly moving toward the very last days, and our nation is fast becoming Sodom West of the modern era. No good can come from this, only dark tyranny, and ultimately, the outlawing of Christianity. Don’t doubt it for a minute. That is where this leads. We must speak out against this movement, resist it while we still can, and most importantly, we must pray for the Lord to have mercy on this wayward, sinful nation.

Robert Oscar Lopez: Gay Marriage Is A 'Tidal Wave That Swept Up Children'

In a speech to the Stanford Anscombe Society last month, anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez explained that he would support marriage equality…if it didn’t come with protections for children raised by same-sex parents.

“I supported marriage for a long time,” Lopez said, “but the problem is that the people who have supported gay marriage have chosen to yoke gay marriage and gay parenting together.”

“That put me in the horrible situation where I have to oppose gay marriage, because it ultimately means that in order to protect the sexual relationship between two adults, you have to shatter the relationship between a child and either his father or his mother,” he continued.

“A lot of the people who I might have disagreed with ten years ago, who kept on warning that gay marriage was a portal to new things, unfortunately those people were right and gay marriage became this tidal wave that then swept up children,” he said.

WND Columnist: African Americans Should Be Protesting Abortion Rights, Not Ferguson Shooting

Mychal Massie of WorldNetDaily is angry about protests in Ferguson, Missouri, saying that the small number of people who have turned to violence mean the protestors are no better than the Ku Klux Klan.

“These blacks, those like them and those who sympathize with them, are equivalent to toxic allergens making blacks allergic to civilized behavior,” Massie writes. “I say it is time for blacks to be treated as the KKK have been.”

Massie attacks Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was killed by a Ferguson police officer last week, as a “‘gangsta’ wannabe [who] made a bad decision that led to his death” and President Obama for exhibiting a “form of hebephrenia.” Massie then writes that black people should be rioting…to stop legal abortion’s “feasting on the blood of innocent blacks.”

Rather than protesting the killing of a “black thug,” Massie posits that African Americans should be outraged that “their population is being systematically eliminated by abortionists with the approval and applause of Obama.”

Even more egregious is the fact that they are encouraged and given emotional sanctuary for their condemnable actions by those who benefit from their animus. These blacks, those like them and those who sympathize with them, are equivalent to toxic allergens making blacks allergic to civilized behavior.

Suppose the Ku Klux Klan went on a murderous rampage burning and destroying cities every time blacks murdered, raped, or viciously assaulted an innocent white person. Speaking of the KKK, I say it is time for blacks to be treated as the KKK have been, i.e., let rioters, their families and those who support/encourage their malevolent and destructive behavior be held financially responsible for the damage they inflict.

Why should insurance companies and law-abiding taxpayers be financially responsible for the destruction caused by these people? It has been argued that it was the taking of property owned by the KKK and those associated with them that broke their penchant for vile acts of incivility. Why, then, should these people be pardoned for their evil deeds simply because of the color of their skin?

Obama’s statement was beyond the most grotesque form of hebephrenia, serving only to further exacerbate the situation.



The people are upset because a “gangsta’ wannabe” made a bad decision that led to his death – but they ignore the deaths of truly innocent children. St. Louis is home to a Planned Parenthood death mill located at 4251 Forest Park Avenue, and as recently as 2010, it was headed by a black woman. A Planned Parenthood death factory that, according to tax records filed in 2010 obtained from Mark Crutcher’s Life Dynamics and Abortiondocs.org, earned $7.75 million and paid salaries totaling $4.5 million, for murdering innocent unborn black children in 2008.

Approximately 1,876 unborn black children are murdered by abortion every day. How many of those 1,876 black children are murdered at the Planned Parenthood abortion mill located in St. Louis? Ergo, who is really feasting on the blood of innocent blacks?

When blacks aren’t killing one another they are being murdered by abortionists. And all Obama, Holder, Jackson et al. can find to condemn is that a black thug was shot and killed by police. Why weren’t they upset about the 80 people (nearly all black) who were shot, 12 of whom died, in Chicago the Fourth of July weekend alone? The black population in America has been decreased by well over 25 percent. Black women may be only 13 percent of the child-bearing population, but they are responsible for over 35 percent of the unborn children murdered by abortion.

Blacks are being encouraged to riot about the wrong issues. They riot over a “gangsta’ wannabe” but express no outrage whatsoever as their population is being systematically eliminated by abortionists with the approval and applause of Obama.

Pat Robertson: Healing Prayers Sometimes Don't Work Because People 'Enjoy Their Sickness'

On “The 700 Club” today, Pat Robertson fielded a question from a viewer who wondered why her husband hasn’t been healed from a medical condition despite intense prayer.

Robertson responded that the woman’s husband probably isn’t a faithful Christian and may actually want to be sick: “There are some people, you know, they enjoy their sickness. That is terrible to say but that is their excuse not to compete, ‘well I’d love to compete but my lumbago’s got me so I can’t do it.”

ADF: Planned Parenthood Using Sex-Ed To Hook Kids On Abortion, 'Akin To Tobacco Companies Providing Cigarettes To Kids'

Alliance Defending Freedom has been following closely a proposed sex education curriculum in Tempe, Arizona that has the support of, but was not developed by, Planned Parenthood. In a video report this week, ADF speculates that Planned Parenthood is taking a page from tobacco companies and using the curriculum to “develop future customers” for abortions.

“It was no surprise that the country’s largest abortion provider is promoting abortion to our children,” the ADF reporter says. “The question now is, is Planned Parenthood simply seeking to develop future customers and make a profit akin to tobacco companies providing cigarettes to kids?”

He also warns that the curriculum portrays “homosexuality as a positive alternative lifestyle.”

Planned Parenthood influencing Tempe children? from ADF Media Relations on Vimeo