Following the Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Ruling: A Call to Action This Sunday

We urge every pastor to take this lawless ruling to your pulpit Sunday, hold it in one hand and the Bible in the other, and declare which one you will obey.

By Rick Scarborough, Mathew Staver, Deacon Keith Fournier Published on July 2, 2015

There are times in history when people have to make choices. We are living in such a time. In March the three of us (Rick Scarborough, Mathew Staver and Deacon Keith Fournier) posted our Pledge of Solidarity to Defend Marriage, which made the case for peaceful civil resistance should the U.S. Supreme Court issue an opinion for same-sex “marriage.” The Pledge states:

Our highest respect for the rule of law requires that we not respect an unjust law that directly conflicts with higher law. A decision purporting to redefine marriage flies in the face of the Constitution and is contrary to the natural created order. As people of faith we pledge obedience to our Creator when the State directly conflicts with higher law. We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross this line.

In light of the lawless 5-4 opinion of five lawyers purporting to impose their will on over 300 million Americans and force them to accept same-sex “marriage,” we now call on the signers of the Pledge of Solidarity and millions of other like-minded, God-fearing Americans to obey God and refuse to honor this opinion of “five lawyers” that has “nothing” to do with the Constitution, as Chief Justice John Roberts said in his strong dissent. Chief Justice Roberts went on to write:

If you are among the many Americans — whatever sexual orientation – who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision. Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.

Five lawyers thinking they have the right to overrule the natural created order of marriage as the union of a man and a woman is the height of rebellion. As Chief Justice Roberts asked, “Just who do we think we are?” This opinion by five lawyers is not the rule of law and we should not pretend it is. These five lawyers are entitled to their own opinion, but they cannot impose that on the rest of America simply because they write their opinion on paper.

Join us in celebrating the birth of our nation and the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. And then on Sunday, July 5th join us in celebrating our Dependence on God. Download this 5-4 lawless opinion which we have attached to this link, and then we urge every pastor to take it to your pulpit Sunday, hold it in one hand and your Bible in the other, and declare which one you will obey. If you are willing to stand with God, drop the opinion, hold up your Bible, and declare your dependence upon God and His Word.

We urge you to view the video of Pastor Jim Garlow, who demonstrated his allegiance to God last Sunday, and then do the same. If possible, video your action and post it on YouTube.

Now is the time for all of us to stand up and be counted. This is our Bonhoeffer moment.


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