Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick just signed a law allowing homosexual couples from other states to get "married" in Massachusetts. The Bay State now joins California in legalizing same-sex marriage" without restrictions.
The gay rights crowd is ecstatic over what they see as one more domino going down in their assault against traditional marriage in the U.S.
Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, said "With the protective barrier removed, out-of-state, same-sex couples who 'marry' here will sue to seek recognition in their home states … further eroding the people's right to define marriage," he said. This is "doing terrible harm to marriage laws across the country."
In California, gay activists are pulling out all the stops as the state prepares to vote on a marriage-protection amendment.
Will New York be next? Governor Paterson is already trying to impose same-sex marriage by executive decree. Our legal action against him is, at best, a temporary obstacle put in the path of the gay rights hordes advancing their conquest of American culture. If the Church does not rise to defend what God has called holy, our children will pay the price for our complacency as our nation -as Judge Robert Bork put it- continues its slouch toward Gomorrah. Remember the words inscribed on Thomas Jefferson’s memorial,
“I tremble when I reflect that God is just; that his justice will not sleep forever.”
It’s up to us, the people of God, to be stewards of that holy institution entrusted to His Church. It is time to do as Nehemiah told the Israelites,
“Remember the Lord who is great and awesome and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” (Nehemiah 4:14b)
Nehemiah traveled with a trumpeter whose mission was to sound the trumpet when danger approached so the people of God could rally to the place of the threat. We are sounding the trumpet! The people of God must rally around the issue of marriage. This is no time for excuses, theological or otherwise. I’m reminded of the words of E. Stanley Jones who taught that:
"An individual gospel without a social gospel is a soul without a body, and a social gospel without an individual gospel is a body without a soul. One is a ghost and the other a corpse."
We must have both. This is a time for born again, spirit-filled believers to rise up and take a stand for the institution of marriage. This not a time to be “complacent in Zion” or our children and generations to follow will pay the price for our sins of omission when judgment falls on our nation. Billy Graham reminded us that if God lets us get away with our sins he’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. I just don’t see that ever happening.
We’re calling on every believer to do something. Begin with prayer according to 1 Timothy 2.
Then call your legislative representatives on every level or write them a letter. Then write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Do not be silent!
Every member of the clergy must preach and teach concerning these issues and the responsibility of the Church to be the salt of the earth. Personal salvation first, but then works that reflect a faith based in the Word of God. Teach the difference between the “holy and the common.”
We stand ready to help. Just call or email us. We sound the trumpet knowing that if we will rally, our God will fight for us. The victory will be passed on to our children, and their children.