Preserving BIBLICAL Marriage
Marriage Amendment &
Congressional Action Must Prevail!
Marriage should be honored by all,
and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer
and all the sexually immoral (Heb 13:4)
Last week the Canadian Parliament failed to uphold traditional
marriage and soon it is expected to classify public discourse
against homosexuality as criminal "hate speech." Yet
in Washington, a diverse coalition of religious and political
leaders met to pledge their support for a Federal Marriage
Amendment (FMA) to the U.S. Constitution that would bar the
practice and recognition of homosexual "marriage" throughout
the United States.
- At an impressive press conference organized by the Alliance
for Marriage: Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim leaders;
conservative and liberal activists; Republican and Democrat politicians,
declared their united support behind an effort to amend the U.S.
Constitution to define marriage as a union between "one
man and one woman."
- Rep. Marilyn Musgrave (R-CO) proposed such an amendment in
May. Her joint resolution (86 cosponsors) is awaiting action
in the House Subcommittee on the Constitution.
- Senators Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Jeff
Sessions (R-AL) will push the measure in the Senate. Santorum
said, "The courts make up their own constitution all
the time We need to amend [it] now instead of waiting for somebody
else to do it for us."
- Christian political activists are not united in their commitment
to the Amendment:
Leaders of several high profile Christian ministries firmly believe
an amendment is the only way to protect marriage from endless
attacks by determined homosexual activist judges.
Opponents point to the difficulty of passage (the process requires
a 2/3 majority vote in the House and Senate, then ratification
by 38 of the states). Instead, they want Congress to invoke Article
3, Section 2 of the Constitution and to reign in the courts with
laws limiting the courts' jurisdiction in this and other matters.
Amending the Constitution will take years, even if it can
and should be amended. Massachusetts and other states could recognize
homosexual marriage any day. Yet pro-FMA activists are moving
ahead. Christians need to unite behind them.
Also, we must also press Congress to invoke Article 3, Section
2 to reign in the courts. God ordained Marriage! He warns
of judgment for all who violate it. Our children and grandchildren
cannot endure God's poured-out judgments upon our nation
if we fail.
Please join us in Persistent, Prevailing
- Heavenly father, You CURSE those
who practice or approve homosexuality. Stir Your pastors &
churches! Stir Congress to ACT! May they PASS FMA AND ACT to
limit the jurisdiction of the courts! May Americans overwhelmingly
AFFIRM Biblical Marriage & REJECT any perversion of it. In
Jesus' Name, Amen (Gen 1:27-28; 13:13; 18:20-23; 19:24-25; Dt
29:21-17; Ps 94:20-23; 141:5; Pr 1:7; Is 1:9; Ez 3:9-11; 17-19;
Lk 13:3,5; Rom 1:18-32; 2 Tim 2:15; Heb 13:4).
set aside February 27 & 28, 2004, to attend the Washington
Insider Report's Pray for America Convocation
here in Washington, DC. Richard Owen Roberts will be our keynote
speaker both nights! Brother Roberts has been studying revival
for more than 50 years. Attendees will be able to hear from and
talk to "those-in-the-know" about the upcoming elections
and the workings of Washington from a Biblical worldview.
Stay "tuned" to find
out more about this history shaping event!