PRAYER ALERT: The attack on marriage, family and orphans has reached the Supreme Court of the United States. On March 26 the Court started hearing oral arguments on both the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8. These have become the most prominent same-sex marriage court cases in the land. DOMA was passed by wide margins in Congress in 1996 and affirmed one-man-one woman marriage for federal purposes, while allowing each state to decide its own marriage policy. Proposition 8 was approved by 52% of Californians in 2008 and declared same-sex marriage illegal in California. But Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional by an actively gay judge despite his clear conflict of interest. This has happened in other same-sex marriage court cases as well.
The politically correct view on same-sex marriage court cases denies any difference between homosexual and heterosexual behavior. It says that homosexuality should be promoted by churches, schools, media, the arts and government in order to overcome any lack of approval by the populace. Despite Prop 8, California is already forcing schools to teach gay history to children ages 6 and older. A flood of primary school curricula is encouraging pre-pubescent children to try out different kinds of sex. This flies in the face of medical evidence. Homosexual behavior has proven to be traumatic, injurious, cancer-causing and STD-spreading. 82% of AIDS cases in 2006 resulted from sex between men.
Can we wonder, since it violates the design of our bodies? No judicial decree in same-sex marriage court cases can change that. Sadly, homosexuals also have much higher rates of depression, phobias, drug abuse and suicide. This hold true even in places where gay behavior is legal and accepted. To push children into this behavior is to endanger them with shortened lives of disease, emotional distress and heartbreak.
In addition, many children are forced into adoption by same-sex couples. According to a validated University of Texas-Austin study, such children are “more apt to report being unemployed, less healthy, more depressed, more likely to have cheated on a spouse or partner, smoke more pot, had trouble with the law” than children in mom-and-dad households. Same-sex marriage court cases have also produced unstable marriages. Only 15% of marriages between men last more than three years.
The current campaign for the gay agenda suppresses these stark realities. It has worn down resistance to the point that ABC now says that 58% of Americans support same-sex marriage. (A Fox News poll, however, found only 49% for it, and only 30% who thought it was a constitutional right.) As recently as 2006, 36% supported same-sex marriage and 58% opposed it, and in 1996, only 27% supported it and 68% opposed it. Thirty states have enacted constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriage. Nine more prohibit it by statute. But nine states have legalized it, including Maine, Maryland and Washington. On Nov. 6 they became the first three states to authorize it by popular vote.
However, those votes invalidated the argument that gay activists have to bypass the polls and go to court to get what they want. We must pray that the Supreme Court will not be swayed by the winds and waves of public opinion in these same-sex marriage court cases. They should rule in favor of the physical and moral health of the nation, to which the traditional family is so essential. A decision against the traditional family would put all the more pressure on Belize and the world to slide down the same slippery slope.
PRAY WITH US: Father God, You are good, and what You have created is good. When you created man and woman to be fruitful and multiply, you declared it very good. You have made families the building blocks of nations. When families are broken and homosexuality exalted, nations collapse, as we have often seen in history. Out of Your concern and compassion You have warned us in Your Word against homosexuality. For it degrades people physically, morally and spiritually, to something much less than you created us to be. You have warned us that such people cannot enter the kingdom of God. And You have provided a way out for them, through the forgiveness and overcoming power bought by Your Son Jesus’ blood.
We ask for a radical restoration of family as you designed it in the US and the world. We ask that You turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the children to the fathers, that You not strike the land with a curse. Where there are same-sex marriage court cases, let the judges, fathers and mothers hear the heart cries of children who are being exposed prematurely to raw sex and perversion. Let them hear the heart cries of orphans who are trapped with “parents” legalized by same-sex marriages. Let them hear, beyond the hype, the deep heart cries of homosexuals themselves. So often their sexual identity was wounded in childhood because of abuse by predators.
Impress on each judge the seriousness of this decision on same-sex marriage court cases. For “It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.” We cannot make a wrong right by legalizing it. Instead we must forgive and heal it. Release great waves of conviction and healing across the land. Let Americans return to their senses, and uphold family values again. We also ask this for the sake of alll the nations which the US so powerfully influences. Show Your Fatherhood, and restore homosexuals to the true sexual identities you created them with, as men and women. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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