Well, today's LwL entry is different from what I've been writing about, lately. Very different.
Without going into much detail, I can only say, without vomiting online, how disgusted I am with yesterday's USA's Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.
The Huffington Post published the following article: Obama On Gay Marriage Rulings: President Applauds Supreme Court Decisions: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/26/obama-gay-marriage_n_3503178.html?utm_hp_ref=politics :
President Barack Obama reacted Wednesday to the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and invalidating Proposition 8 by releasing the following statement:
I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This was discrimination enshrined in law. It treated loving, committed gay and lesbian couples as a separate and lesser class of people. The Supreme Court has righted that wrong, and our country is better off for it. We are a people who declared that we are all created equal – and the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. This ruling is a victory for couples who have long fought for equal treatment under the law; for children whose parents’ marriages will now be recognized, rightly, as legitimate; for families that, at long last, will get the respect and protection they deserve; and for friends and supporters who have wanted nothing more than to see their loved ones treated fairly and have worked hard to persuade their nation to change for the better.
So we welcome today’s decision, and I’ve directed the Attorney General to work with other members of my Cabinet to review all relevant federal statutes to ensure this decision, including its implications for Federal benefits and obligations, is implemented swiftly and smoothly.
On an issue as sensitive as this, knowing that Americans hold a wide range of views based on deeply held beliefs, maintaining our nation’s commitment to religious freedom is also vital. How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions. Nothing about this decision – which applies only to civil marriages – changes that.
The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.
God told us in His Word, the Bible... that He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Don't believe me? Then, read it for yourself in Hebrews 13:7-9, "Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein."
He will never change. He will always stand firm letting us know that marriage is between one man and one woman. Nothing more; nothing less. Not Adam and Steve; nor Ava and Eve.
Yet, we are living in such a sinful world, that there are people who claim they are Christian, yet go against what God teaches, and agree with the evilness that took place by making gay marriage legal. Not just in USA, but also, here in Canada and elsewhere.
And, there are people who claim to be Christian, who teach/preach such lies. Yes, lies. A false gospel, according to God's Word, the Bible. Not according to me.
While reading the Huffington Post's online publication of the article, I noticed that there was absolutely nothing written speaking up against what had been done. Nor, have I seen anything that shows what the Huffington Post's doctrinal ideas/beliefs are, so that others can know what they stand in support of. It made me wonder if possibly the publication is not truly Christian in nature, much like those who are teaching/preaching a false gospel. After all, most Christian sites comment with regards to God and His Word.
Only God knows for sure. I'm certainly glad I don't have to make that judgement.
Even so, I must say that reading about this evilness, and seeing people who call themselves Christian stand up in support of this, made me wonder if I should be happy to be in the position I've found myself in, lately. Meaning, possibly leaving this world.
For sure, I can say... I absolutely hate what this world has become.
It's not shocking. After all, God did tell us that in the end times, it would be like in the time of Noah. And, it certainly is like in the time before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
Evil. Truly evil. Truly against God's Word. And, all I/we can do about it, is speak up... and pray.
Until next time...
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