Fight Back: Protect Religious Freedom and Freedom of Conscience!
The US Supreme Court has issued its ruling on same-sex “marriage.” In its narrow 5-4 decision, the Court continued a run of rulings which place in doubt the purpose of the Court, and the future of democracy, itself.
What happened in the ruling and how can we respond?
In its ruling, the Court made state laws defining marriage as between one man and one woman “unconstitutional”. In doing so, it has sought to redefine an institution which has existed since time immemorial, and which has served as the fundamental building-block of society; and, it has further diminished the separation of powers (in this case, those which the Federal government enjoys, and those reserved to the individual states), which, till now, always gave the states the freedom to regulate marriage.
Even after this disastrous judgment, the fact remains that there is nothing in the Constitution which requires that all 50 states redefine marriage.
As Chief Justice Roberts said, in his dissent, about the Constitution’s role in this decision: “It had nothing to do with it.”
And, Justice Scalia went further, saying that, the Supreme Court is itself becoming a, “threat to American democracy.”
Specifically, Scalia said: “Today’s decree says that my Ruler, and the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court…[And,]…a system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”
And worse still, it took a sledge-hammer to the natural family and a child-centered view of family law.
So, what do we do now???
We must fight back!
And, the first step must be to support the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which was just introduced in Congress last week by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID).
Of course, we must work to rescind the Supreme Court’s terrible ruling, but, right now, one of our first priorities must be to secure the right to express our objection to the same, and to act in accordance with our beliefs.
And that’s what the FADA does.
FADA is straight-forward and says: “…the Federal Government shall not take any discriminatory action against a person, wholly or partially on the basis that such person believes or acts in accordance with a religious belief or moral conviction that marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman, or that sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”
We conservatives and Christians need to demand that our Congressmen pass this Bill. Our public servants need to hear from us, telling them that we are fast losing confidence in our “democratic” processes, and that they need to act now to restore that confidence.
We will not be silenced, and we cannot violate our consciences by acting in contradiction to them!
So, now, the law must vindicate our absolute right to disagree with this ruling and all it implies.
By signing this petition, you will ask the leadership of the House and Senate to promote the passage of this Bill.
Please sign this urgent petition today!
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