DOMA decision by Supreme Court

From our friend Greg Laughlin:

The time has come, indeed, it has long since come, for Christians to ask themselves how it has come to this. It has been a long, long trail.  A good place to start would be to read Justice O'Connor's concurrence in Lawrence and ask yourself what she's talking about.

See: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-102.ZC.html. For some help, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodomy_laws_in_the_United_States#State_laws_prior_to_2003. Then, read all of the opinions in Griswold v. Connecticut. See: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0381_0479_ZO.html, the case on which Roe v. Wade and Lawrence v. Texas is based.

Ask yourself where such laws came from and how it came to be that an overwhelmingly Protestant nation enacted such laws. Then purchase or borrow from a library "Birth Control in America: The Career of Margaret Sanger" by David M. Kennedy and, if you don't have time to read the whole book, read Chapter 6, "The Debate on Morality". See: http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Control-America-Margaret-History/dp/1597404276.

You'll see the debate then was just as intense as today, though the subject matter was different, but closely related. Then read what Luther and our Protestant forebearers wrote. See: http://socrates58.blogspot.com/2004/02/why-did-god-kill-onan-luther-calvin.html. Note particularly what Luther wrote in his "Lectures on Genesis: Chapters 38-44".

Then read Matthew 7:1-5 and ask yourselves why we haven't been able to see clearly to remove this speck from the eyes of our brothers and sisters. Also ask yourself what you grandchildren and great-grandchildren will believe on today's subject based on how our beliefs have changed from what our grandparents and great-grandparents believed and practiced a century ago and for centuries before that. He who has ears, let him hear.

Greg Laughlin


Erich Heidenreich, DDS said...

As I have written elsewhere, and often, if marriage is not intrinsically about procreation, then there is no reason secular laws should exclude homosexuals from enjoying the same designation and its attendant legal benefits. The "one-man, one-woman" mantra is a totally inadequate defense of the true nature of marriage without explaining WHY it is that God created them male and female and bid them "be fruitful and multiply."

If marriage is only about mutually enjoyed companionship, it is no wonder that homosexuals see this as bigotry and demand the right to "marry."

Anonymous said...

Great article thank you. I would guess that 60% or more of married christian couples are sodomites but are not aware of the sin they commit. Let's say they are not hearing any minister talking about it. Oral and anal sex practiced by Christians is one of the reasons the church is in decline. Usury is the other. In Dante's Inferno he had the usurers and the sodomites in the same circle of hell. Read Michael Hoffmans book, "Usury in Christendom." Television in the home has brought the church down to this level. God can't win when you put Him and His truth up against television. We are commanded to separate from the world in order to have God's protection. In 2,000 years of the church Christians had the quiet "castle" of their homes as a bulwark against the onslaught of Satan. That all has changed now as Ministers watch men and woman fornicate and curse the name of Christ in the comfort of their Christian home. On Saturday night they watch X rated movies with nudes and sex and on Sunday they preach a sermon. This is the state of the Church and where are the leaders that talk and bark about these subjects? Young girls are taught to loose the one gift they posses...their virginity to any boy because that's what Snookie on MTV did. In the book 1984 Orwell said in the future people will love their bondage. Christians willingly pay their cable bill every month. They are happy with what their getting. I have been over five years without TV and I'm better off for it.