A news release from Liberty Counsel:
Santa Fe, NM—Yesterday, the New Mexico Supreme Court voted unanimously to redefine marriage to include two men or two women. New Mexico joins 16 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriage, after Hawaii and Illinois passed similar laws last month.
“Americans are just now waking up to the fact that homosexual rights are trumping religious rights,” says Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “As families are gathering together for Christmas, the kitchen table is abuzz about the Duck Dynasty controversy, the deterioration of our cultural values, and the impact this cultural deterioration is having on religious freedom,” Staver says.
“The Supreme Court decision on the federal Defense of Marriage Act is opening the floodgates to same-sex marriage. People of faith and moral values are waking up to the impending threats homosexual rights and same-sex marriage poses to religious freedom. This issue will deeply divide America and could be the end of freedom or the beginning of a new revolution,” says Staver.
“There are certain laws which judges, legislators, and even the people cannot change. They are called natural laws. The Declaration of Independence refers to these laws as the ‘laws of nature and of nature’s God.’ These natural laws transcend time, cultures, and political institutions. Sir William Blackstone said any earthly law which is contrary to the natural law is no law at all. This view of law has shaped Western law and government for over 2,000 years. St. Augustine and Martin Luther King, Jr. shared this view of law. If there is a Creator God, then there must be a higher law which cannot be transgressed. We easily accept this view when it comes to the laws of physics such as the law of gravity. But the same is true of certain moral laws, among which include the sanctity of human life, marriage between a man and a woman, and religious freedom. When judges, legislators, or the people have the hubris to deceive themselves into thinking they can violate these laws without consequences, they are blind to history and the Scriptures. Deconstructing marriage will be the end of freedom or the beginning of a new revolution,” concludes Staver.
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