American Leadership Fund is a member of a national network of leaders and scholars that are speaking strongly in favor of Marriage between a man and a woman.
Please take time to watch this powerful address by one of the members of our network, the Dean of Liberty University Law School, Matthew Staver. He defends his premise that legalizing same-sex “marriage” is the beginning of the end of Western Civilization, Marriage and gender.
Then, at the end of this post, I’ve included a powerful and professionally-produced 90-minute video that explains in detail the history of this battle for Marriage. Share these videos with your family and neighbors.
Here is the background:
On December 20, 2013 a single federal judge – Robert Shelby – declared, without a hearing, that Utah’s law protecting Marriage between a man and a woman was “unconstitutional.” Why? Because he wanted to be “on the right side of history.”
The U.S. Supreme Court STAYED that motion while Utah and Oklahoma appealed. On June 25, 2014, a panel of three judges at the 10th Circuit Court declared that Utah’s and Oklahoma’s laws were unconstitutional, and both appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
American Leadership Fund raised the funds to file an amicus brief in the 10th Circuit as well as the 4th, using the Court’s own standard – a rational basis representing 19 historical scholars on the subject.
Utah is now appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, we must be very clear on what the battle we are waging is all about, who the enemy is, and how we are to respond as Christians and Orthodox Jews and any other faith that adheres to Biblical truth.
Let’s be very clear on what is really happening here with the gay rights movement. This is the 1960s sexual revolution on steroids. It has nothing to do with the well-being of children. It is entirely focused on adults’ selfish desires, redefining Marriage based on “love” and sex acts rather than the institution that procreates and protects children.
Let me reiterate: Throughout time, Marriage has always been defined for the procreation and protection of children. No rational basis exists to justify that we will be on the “right side of history” to declare Marriage to be anything other than what it was and always will be.
If there is any “civil rights” in this debate, it is the fabricated “right” to a sexual revolution without restraint. (I’ll be writing more on that in an upcoming post.) History shows that civilizations that condescend to legalizing immorality always implode and destroy themselves. That is the course upon which our judges have embarked.
As my friend Janet Boynes, of JanetBoynesMinistries.com says, “As Christians, we teach a loving compassion without compromise.”
George Santayana Reason in Common Sense, The Life of Reason, Vol.1, echoed Edmund Burke’s earlier warning when he wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here’s a bit of the past:
In the 1960’s during the start of the sexual revolution, eugenics (racist “survival of the fittest” population control) advocates from the United Nations under UNESCO, and specifically under SIECUS in the United States, began advocating mandatory sex education. For the first time in United States history, schools began teaching children and teenagers how to have sex – “safe” sex, simply because “they’re going to do it anyway.”
If these programs have been so effective, why then has the United States gone from single digits to 48% of all children being born out-of-wedlock during that same time frame?
The United States has not only abandoned the protection of children, these reckless, irrational judges are making it even worse for them simply because they selfishly want to be popular. They are saying that it’s not only okay to deliberately render a child either motherless or fatherless, it’s “constitutional” to place them in a home that has the highest statistics for abuse and dissolution of partners, especially lesbian relationships.
I have a message for Judge Bob Shelby: He and his colleagues in the federal court and at the 10th Circuit Court can’t claim “animus.” They may think their hands are washed of this entire affair, and that they will be seen as heroes in history. But we will all one day be judged by a Higher Judge and it’s only a matter of time that will tell how “right” they were on this side of history. The end of this road upon which they have propelled Utah and the rest of the nation is quite predictable, and they will go down in history among the infamous.
The campaign to redefine and “transform” marriage is not about children. It’s not about civil rights. It’s about legalizing lewdness and depravity and an in-your-face anything-goes environment to retaliate against organized religion, all at the expense of innocent children who simply deserve both a mom and a dad. #shameful
Why did we allow this to happen?
Times have changed for the American family. Frankly, today’s parents are challenged at every turn. It used to be that a football practice was once or twice a week. Now it’s not just every night, it’s most of the summer and late hours after school because today every parent wants their son or daughter to be an Olympic-standard athlete gold medalist or to play in the NFL or to be number one on the latest TV talent show.
Parents are running between giving up their prime time with their kids in schools, pre-schools and daycare centers that keep them away from home and their own parents – before and after hours, from infancy forward. Only time will tell what religious and emotional toll this takes on these little children who lack the nuturing and bonding with their own parents during the most critical, formative years of their lives, and the fallout from faith being in a secular environment rather than under the influence of their own parents.
This is a generation in which the parents are carpooling their school age children between soccer games and dance lessons, and rarely even have time to sit down around the family dinner table together any more, much less watch the news to know what is happening to destroy their future. This is no way to define “family.” It is more like the communal kibbutz where the village raises the child. Parents are abdicating their God-given responsibility.
We should all be alarmed. With three stair-step boys in school and two pre-schoolers, I remember being on this same tread mill. I finally said, “Enough.” We taught the kids at home. Each child chose one sport, and we turned off the TV. We ate dinner together every night. The home was peaceful and happy and calm, so much so that when the plumber arrived one day to fix a leak, he noticed the quiet classical music playing in the background and each of the children sitting quietly studying, and he said, “What is going on here?”
We had tuned out the world and its stresses just to spend time – quality and PRIME time – with our children. It was a moment in time I will always cherish.
Back to the World – and the Present: A Must-See Video on Homosexuality
Today, at every turn, our children and grandchildren are bombarded with the views of the world, especially with regard to the sexual revolution, the normalization of homosexuality being paramount. For those who are still confused about the debates surrounding homosexuality and gay “marriage,” this is an excellent, very professionally edited 90-minute video. It will help you and your family better understand the campaign to normalize an entire sexual revolution.
In addition I suggest an excellent book written by Michael Brown, PhD – Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding with LOVE & TRUTH to Questions About HOMOSEXUALITY.
Utah is now on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and American Leadership Fund has a goal to raise another $10,000 by the end of August. We are launching a radio show and also developing a media campaign to win in the Court of Public Opinion, and we need your help – today. While large corporations such as Overstock.com gave $50,000 or more to support “gay pride” in Salt Lake City, those of us who fight this controversial battle depend on the contributions of people such as you. Please support American Leadership Fund today with a generous donation of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.
Remember who this is really about. It’s not the adults.