Calif. Ignores People's Will on Marriage

Monday, 29 Sep 2008 11:31 AM

By Pat Boone

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I really didn’t believe it could happen in my lifetime. I prayed it wouldn’t happen in my kids’ lifetime. But my grandkids are showing me that it’s happening now. Not just in their day, but in mine.

The Bible depicts a time, during the breakdown of society in the last period of history as we know it, in which forbidden things would become accepted, even praised and promoted. It’s a specific picture of a decaying, irreligious world in which long-accepted rules of society and behavior are largely forsaken. A world in which all time-honored boundaries disappear, and societal anarchy takes over.

The prophecy is so detailed and specific that it reads like tomorrow’s newspaper — which it actually is. It’s the first chapter of the book of Romans, and it’s actually written in the past tense, as if God has seen the future and through the writer is describing it as if it has already happened. In case you haven’t read it lately, here is a portion of it:

Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man — and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,

Who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.

Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting:

Being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evilmindedness; they are whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

Undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving unmerciful;

Who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Now I know it’s not “politically correct” to cite or repeat this scripture. But you tell me: What can this passage, so prominently positioned right in the middle of the New Testament that all Christians believe is the very word of God, possibly be referring to? What, if not the very environment you and I and our kids find ourselves in the middle of? What, if not America today?

The voters in California spoke, just two years ago, in a statewide election. Over 60% of the electorate explicitly decreed that marriage should continue to be restricted to one man and one woman, as it has since the beginning of time.

Then, early this year, in a stunning unconstitutional rejection of the people’s expressed will, the state Supreme Court overruled the people and declared that all rights and privileges, including the name “marriage” itself, should be accorded couples of the same sex. As the passage in Romans predicted, the little cluster of jurists “did not like to retain God in their knowledge,” so “God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting.”

Who cared what the people of California wanted, or what society and morals through all the ages have demanded? They listened instead to the clamoring pressure from homosexual activists, increasingly influential and heavily funded.

And now that ordinary citizens have mobilized to get Proposition 8 on the Nov. 4 ballot, again defending the very existence of traditional marriage, multimillions of dollars are flooding into the state to defeat the proposition. Much of the media and legions of popular entertainers are campaigning to convince bewildered and intimidated voters that the measure would deprive same sex couples of their “rights.” Read Romans 1 again.

It’s not just happening at the ballot box or in the courts, either. As documented by the Family Research Council, our schools and our children’s minds are the main battleground for the homosexual activists. These activists make no secret of their desire to indoctrinate young children or their contempt for Christians, parents, and anyone else who opposes them.

Kevin Jennings, leader of a teachers’ faction called the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) said recently, “We have to quit being afraid of the religious right . . . [expletive] ’em, which is what I want to say, because I don’t care what they think! Drop dead!”

Read Romans 1.

The National Education Association (America’s largest, most powerful union and a notorious advocate of the homosexual agenda) and GLSEN are working hand in hand to indoctrinate young children, starting in kindergarten. In a homosexual propaganda film “It’s Elementary,” one administrator is specifically asked about the indoctrination of students who are raised in Christian homes. She replies, “We are asking kids to believe this (homosexuality) is right. We are educating them.” So much for parents’ rights. Again — read Romans 1.

Most Americans believe the Boy Scouts are an exemplary institution, helping young men to grow up strong, able, moral, and honest. But the radical homosexual left is waging war on Scouting across the nation, with astounding results like these: At least 60 chapters of the United Way have excluded the Boy Scouts from their funding, and Connecticut took the Scouts off a list of 900 organizations that state employees could contribute to through payroll deduction. Remaining on the list are the Girl Scouts, a host of religious charities, and several gay and lesbian groups.

In June, presidential candidate Barack Obama told a homosexual activist group he opposes the “divisive and discriminatory efforts” to install in the California constitution a definition of marriage limiting that status to one man and one woman.

Read Romans 1, and ask yourself: Are we ready, through sheer moral fatigue, for a gay America?

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