Finally the US Bishops grow a set and speak up for something, late though it may be.
Obama's hair-brain scheme
The Obama administration will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman, Attorney General Eric Holder has announced.
He states While the President opposes DOMA and believes it should be repealed, the Department has defended it in court because we were able to advance reasonable arguments under that rational basis standard. The Justice Department traditionally defends all federal laws against court challenges. But Holder said that if no "reasonable" defense is available (Guess they have not read the Book of Leviticus, or decided to ignore it since the almighty O'bama knows all), his department does not offer such defense. In the case of the DOMA law, he said, no "reasonable" defense is possible.
In his February 23 announcement, Holder said that President Obama had changed his views on DOMA, and "concluded that given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny." He said that the President concluded the DOMA legislation "fails to meet that standards and is therefore unconstitutional." (Again, how about the documented history and instruction God reveals to us in the Bible? Not important?)
Consequently, the Department will not defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of DOMA as applied to same-sex married couples in the two cases filed in the Second Circuit. We will, however, remain parties to the cases and continue to represent the interests of the United States throughout the litigation. I have informed Members of Congress of this decision, so Members who wish to defend the statute may pursue that option (Must be their guilty conscience talking: hint to those with a moral backbone still intact, this can not slip quietly into the night). The Department will also work closely with the courts to ensure that Congress has a full and fair opportunity to participate in pending litigation.
The Department has a longstanding practice of defending the constitutionality of duly-enacted statutes if reasonable arguments can be made in their defense. At the same time, the Department in the past has declined to defend statutes despite the availability of professionally responsible arguments, in part because – as here – the Department does not consider every such argument to be a “reasonable” one. Moreover, the Department has declined to defend a statute in cases, like this one, where the President has concluded that the statute is unconstitutional. ( Aren't we glad to have a president that is smarter and knows more than God. We american's sure did pick a winner this time. Oh what a change indeed!)
Much of the legal landscape has changed in the 15 years since Congress passed DOMA. The Supreme Court has ruled that laws criminalizing homosexual conduct are unconstitutional. Congress has repealed the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Several lower courts have ruled DOMA itself to be unconstitutional. Section 3 of DOMA will continue to remain in effect unless Congress repeals it or there is a final judicial finding that strikes it down, and the President has informed me that the Executive Branch will continue to enforce the law. But while both the wisdom and the legality of Section 3 of DOMA will continue to be the subject of both extensive litigation and public debate, this Administration will no longer assert its constitutionality in court. (So God, All the Jewish clergy, Jesus, All the Roman Catholic Clergy, your grandparents and parents (or parent for most of the US) were all incorrect when they said "two wrongs, don't make a right".)
Bishops Denounce The Presidential Failure to Uphold Law
On Wednesday the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement from its Office of General Counsel noting:
"Today, the president has instructed the Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act. Marriage has been understood for millennia and across cultures as the union of one man and one woman.A federal law reiterating that definition of marriage, was passed by a Republican congress and signed by a Democratic president just fifteen years ago. The principal basis for today's decision is that the president considers the law a form of impermissible sexual orientation discrimination. This decision represents an abdication of the responsibility of the executive branch to carry out its constitutional obligation to ensure that the laws of the United States are faithfully executed.. It is also a grave affront to the millions of Americans who both reject unjust discrimination and affirm the unique and inestimable value of marriage as between one man and one woman. Support for actual marriage is not bigotry, but instead an eminently reasonable, common judgment affirming the foundational institution of civil society. Any suggestion by the government that such a judgment represents 'discrimination' is a serious threat to the religious liberty of marriage supporters nationwide." (I'll translate for the O' omniscient one: "Hey yo, playa! Check it, this s@#$ right here is lame, yo. You betta check yoseowf fo you wreck yoseowf fool, heard. You coming wit some weak game like this. U trippn, best chill wit that; u 'sposed to be the Prez and be slippn'. O.G. Biggun' in Heaben gon' turn the heat up on the microwave when he come back 'round this way. And trus' me playa, it's gon' get hot in heer fo ya! Best believe dat!)
God has already ruled on this issue
God's definition of marriage is clearly defined in the account of His creation of this basic human relationship in Genesis 2: 22-24:
"And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, "This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
A man and A woman are put together to make another human being. A man and a man can't; neither can a woman and a woman.
Catechism 2357 states: Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, 141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." 142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved. (141 Cf. Gen 19:1-29; Rom 1:24-27; I Cor 6:10; I Tim 1:10. 142 CDF, Persona humana 8.)
Scripture from Douay-Rheims version of the Holy Bible
If any one lie with a man as with a woman, both have committed an abomination, let them be put to death: their blood be upon them.
 Keep my laws and my judgments, and do them: lest the land into which you are to enter to dwell therein, vomit you also out.
 Walk not after the laws of the nations, which I will cast out before you. For they have done all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.
As Sodom and Gomorrah, and the neighbouring cities, in like manner, having given themselves to fornication, and going after other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.
I don't know about you, but I'd rather trust in the Word of the Lord than take my chances with the whims of the world, which are the devil's deceits. I know I'm not perfect, I am a sinner. But this just beats all I've ever seen. Especially from said office. For those Catholics who voted for him just one question? Feeling like the Iscariot yet? Hope those thirty pieces of silver were a plenty!
Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph; Pray for this nation. That God does not destroy us, but rather show us the way to Him who is all powerful and reigns over all of the world. That we should come to our senses and take a stand for that which is right!
Shame on Obama! Shame on America!
To the defeatists
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