I got this email from our friends at NC Values Coalition:
“What would you say if I told you that an entire denomination purporting to hold to Christian teachings has filed suit to force same-sex marriage on North Carolina?
Well, that’s exactly what happened today. The United Church of Christ, several members of the clergy, and 6 same-sex couples have filed suit in federal district court in Charlotte seeking to overturn North Carolina’s marriage laws, so that same-sex couples can get married in the church—of all places!
The North Carolina Values Coalition is on the front lines of this battle. We have been answering calls from the press all day today, but we need your help to continue fighting! [http://ncvalues.org/donate/]
This is the third lawsuit filed since August of last year seeking to strike down North Carolina’s marriage laws and impose same-sex marriage on an unwilling population. And it is the first lawsuit in the entire country initiated by a church denomination and members of the clergy as the aggressors in marriage re-definition.
This is sadly, and predictably, the “lawsuit of the week” filed by those who want to impose same-sex marriage on North Carolina, in spite of the fact that 61% of the voters passed the Marriage Amendment 2 years ago. North Carolinians had good reason to protect marriage in our Constitution, recognizing that the union of a man and woman plays an irreplaceable role in the health of society, first of which is the protection of children.
Moreover, it’s both ironic and sad that an entire religious denomination and its clergy who purport holding to Christian teachings on marriage would look to the courts to justify their errant beliefs. These individuals are simply revisionists that distort the teaching of Scripture to justify sexual revolution, not marital sanctity.
We believe the people of North Carolina have spoken on this issue, and the federal courts have no business overturning the will of the people.
We will continue to stand strong in defense of marriage as God designed it—one man and one woman! Please help us continue this fight by making a donation today!
This is so sad on so many levels! If so-called Christians won’t uphold the truths of the Word of God, who will? Do they simply erase Romans 1:21-32 out of their Bibles?
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
Rom 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
Rom 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Rom 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Rom 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Rom 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.