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Neither Friend of Court or Culture: Obama Asks Supreme Court to Undermine Marriage Comments

On February 28, 2013, the Department of Justice of the Obama  Administration filed what is called a Friend of the Court or Amicus Brief in the case styled Hollingsworth v Perry.It should have come as no surprise to those who have been actually watching Barack Obama and his administration - and not simply buying into the sophistry which they offer with such regularity. Continue Reading

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  1. vic
    1 year ago


    to athiest does this ring bell

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness..."
    Rights endowed by the Creator,--Will the same Creator confer rights to men that serve no purpose in procreation and survivability of human race ??
    something to ponder about.

  2. replyingtoyourcomment
    1 year ago

    Clayton - If the people rejected government intrusion in their lives, marriage would be a contract between two people and would require no involvement of the state. The inherent fallacy of a democracy is clear in this case: where the majority collude to eliminate rights of the individual, not-par-for-the-course if you're a country that champions freedom and equality.

  3. The Reverend Brad Bunnin
    1 year ago

    Where to begin? Every premise on which this misbegotten article rests is false. Paul's misunderstanding of love and the relationship between those who love is profound and destructive. Jesus welcomed all, not just those who adhered to a narrow view of good. Marriage is a civil relationship, and as such is subject to civil law. The church—any church—is free to decide how to worship and what relationships to sanction, but the church—every church—has no right to impose its moral views on the public at large, a majority of whom disagree with the position on marriage taken by the Catholic church in America. Those who accept Catholic doctrine may do as they please, but in our secular, diverse nation, so do those who do not accept that doctrine.

  4. Michael Kusiak
    1 year ago

    The U.S. is a melting pot of many cultures and is 'One Nation under God'. There are many different Gods in the minds of diverse Americans. Historically, when the followers of different Gods insisted they were correct and did not see eye to eye with followers of other Gods who insisted they were correct they argued, fought and died, and the victors made the rules for that particular time period.
    Since we are supposedly more civilized now and the U.S. is a 'we the people' country, 'we the people' should decide the outcome of this issue by VOTING and not by arguing or fighting. If you don't like the end result what ever it may be, either live with it or pack up and leave the country. It is that simple.

  5. Dianne
    1 year ago

    I read the guidelines that say you will not publish comments that denigrate the human person, but it is OK to denigrate gay people, or at least the love they feel for each other isn't it? We need for them to suppress the sexuality they were born with so that our institution of marriage and family can survive, don't we? And we need to make certain that their relationships don't have the rights that ours do, don't we?

  6. Seriously
    1 year ago

    It's amazing and a tragedy that so many don't know anymore what sin is. The bible is clear on homosexuality being wrong, and so is nature. Facts are facts. Civil rights? Equality? Doesn't apply.

  7. Wes
    1 year ago

    Amendment XIV

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jursidiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

    Put down the Bible and read the Constitution. IT is the SUPREME law of the land. Not the Bible. These are not sinners and sexual deviants. They are human beings and Americans. Denying the equal right to marry as recognized by the Federal government is discrimination. Denying the right to marry or serve in the military is a terrible attempt to keep these citizens at the fringes of society. You are wrong and on the wrong side of history. Not to mention the sacred legacy that makes the America great. You have become the oppressors that our founding fathers sought refuge from. Demonize Barack Obama all you want, but he represents the interests of the robust majority that elected him and continue to support him. "The arc of history is long but it bends toward JUSTICE"

  8. Christian
    1 year ago

    The Church should concern itself with its own sexual improprieties, instead of concerning itself with the sexual activities of consenting adults...

  9. Nartay
    1 year ago

    So this is what hate speech of the 21st century sounds like!

    I hope God will deliver this "Justice" you seek!

    AND I PRAY FOR ALL THE CURRENT AND FUTURE HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES OUT THERE, YOUR MARRIAGE IS IN JEOPARDY TODAY!

  10. Jon Martin
    1 year ago

    It is time for those who still stick to outmoded dogma to join the real world - gay marriage has never been a threat to anyone or anything - it is just the right thing to do. There is no gay agenda - never has been - all that people are asking for, actually rightfully demanding, is their rights as outlined in the US Constitution - if they are going to be expected to support this country with their efforts, and their funds (taxes), they are entitled to ALL of the rights that go with it.


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