By pastor Carl Gallups
Proof (in their own words) that the SCOTUS 2015 "Gay Marriage" ruling was illegal ...
I have laid out the facts below, many times, on my own radio show. I've begged for a legal authority to dispute or correct what you are about to read. Not only has no one been able to dispute it, but I have had several judges and lawyers call in to the show, or write me and say that my assessment is absolutely correct.
As you are reading the information below, ask yourself this question "How can a preacher from northwest Florida know this information, but your congressman apparently does not?" Once that sinks in, you'll see what's really happening to our nation. This has not been accomplished in a dark corner.
DOMA overview - The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a United States federal law which was signed by the then-President Bill Clinton on September 21, 1996. The law defines that marriage can only be between one man and one woman in regard to federal or inter state recognition purposes in the United States. Under this law, no U.S. State or political subdivision is required to recognize same-sex marriage from outside States.
The truth is, DOMA was passed not in a genuine governmental attempt to be restrictive in the defintion of marriage for the sake of history, or biblical principles, or to determine was is "right" or "natural." No. It was done solely for the sake of attempting to deny federal funding and federal benefits (military, retirement, Social Security, etc.) to "couples" who were of the same sex and claiming they were married. This is why it passed so easily back in 1996. It was all about protecting federal funding.
Mistakenly, much of America's population thought that this act was an ironclad law that would forever "protect" the definition of a true marriage, even though several individual states were already legalizing gay marriage within their own jurisdictions. As much as I agree with the definition of genuine marriage as being between one man and one woman only, the Windsor ruling truly was unconstitutional - simply because the Tenth Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." The Articles of Confederation, however, limited Congress to those powers "expressly" listed. There were no implied powers. There is nothing at all in the Constituion giving Congress or the SCOTUS the power to define what a marriage is, or is not. Nothing. Therefore, that decision legally belongs to each individual state.
In U.S. v. Windsor (The 2013 SCOTUS decision that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act), the five majority justices correctly ruled that the Federal Government and Supreme Court had no jurisdiction whatsoever over marriage laws. They ruled that those decisions rested only with the individual states, because the Constitution does not give them the authority to define marriage. Two years later they violated their own ruling - irrefutably proving that their 2015 ruling was illegal.
Below are a few excerpts from that opinion. They are "positions" that the SCOTUS took in order to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. Get ready to be shocked.
HERE is the Windsor 2013 ruling:
Or, you can get it on my own website HERE
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Excerpts from WINDSOR:
"Regulation of domestic relations is an area that has long been regarded as a virtually exclusive province of the States."
"Each state as a sovereign has a rightful and legitimate concern in the marital status of persons domiciled within its borders."
"The definition of marriage is the foundation of the State's broader authority to regulate the subject of domestic relations with respect to the protection of offspring, property interests, and the enforcement of marital responsibilities."
"The states, at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, possessed full power over the subject of marriage and divorce . . . [and] the Constitution delegated no authority to the Government of the United States on the subject of marriage and divorce."
"The whole subject of the domestic relations of husband and wife, parent and child, belongs to the laws of the States and not to the laws of the United States." "Consistent with this allocation of authority, the Federal Government, through our history, has deferred to state law policy decisions with respect to domestic relations."
"The significance of state responsibilities for the definition and regulation of marriage dates to the Nation's beginning; for when the Constitution was adopted the common understanding was that the domestic relations of husband and wife and parent and child were matters reserved to the States."
"Marriage laws vary in some respects from State to State."
"Federal intrusion on state power is a violation of the Constitution because it disrupts the federal balance."
Those are the words of the very same five Supreme Court justices in 2013, that ignored their own words in 2015 when they ruled that same-sex marriage was indeed a fundamental Constitutional right of all Americans, and that the federal courts could force all states to recognize that as a right. That ruling, by their own words, was illegal/unconstitutional....and of course - unbiblical.
So, what's next in our slide down the slippery slope into the cultural cesspool as we fundamentally transform the United States of America?
Can I simultaneously have more than one wife? Can I now marry my sister? Can I marry my brother? Can I marry my mom or dad? Can I marry my son? How about my dog, or my computer? These may seem like absurd questions.
But it was not long ago that another absurd question was asked, "Can a man marry a man - or a woman marry a woman?" That question was answered "YES" by the 2015 SCOTUS, in a ruling that the 2013 SCOTUS said would be blatantly illegal if it was ever made. Only two years later - it was done. Hardly a single pulpit in America protested the decision. Did your pastor address it from the pulpit? Is he addressing now? Or, has he "moved on?"
By the way - can someone please produce the Federal Law demanding and institutionalizing the fact that all 50 states MUST perform gay marriages? You can't do it. There is no such law.
Don't cite the 2015 SCOTUS ruling as that authority, because the 2013 SCOTUS ruling clearly says that what they did in 2015 was patently illegal, and thus, unconstitutional. And, most importantly, the SCOTUS cannot make and "pass" a law. Only Congress can do that. The SCOTUS can only render a ruling on whether or not that congressionally passed law passes constitutional scrutiny.
Yet - there has not even been a whimper from our "establishment, traitorous , and compromised" Congress. The Constitution says that Congress alone has the power to reign in a Supreme Court that has gone awry. Yet, YOUR congressman did nothing. Not one thing.
Prepared by Pastor Carl Gallups