Ten States (20%) in America plus the national capital have legitimized sodomite coupling in some way
America has become a sick, sinful, wicked, fornicating, sodomizing, baby-killing, nation of immorality and perversion.
Genesis 19:24,25 (OT) - "Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
Jude verse 7 (NT) - "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves to fornication, and going after strange flesh [i.e., SODOMY] are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
Connecticut passed a civil union law in 2005. However, many sodomites and lesbians want the affirmation that their abominable perversion and sexual immorality is accepted, something it will never be in the Court of Heaven (e.g., Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26, 27; 1 Cor. 6:9,10). These sinners want what they can never have: God's approval of their sin and wickedness. The Saviour shed His precious Blood on the Cross to save sinners from their sin, not affirm them in their sin ! The Messiah came to set the captives free from our sin, not to re-define sin as "good."
"There's a world of understanding to the word marriage that simply doesn't exist with civil unions," [lesbian planning to "marry" lesbian partner in New Haven, location of Yale University] said. "The relationship feels validated by the external world."
On October 10, 2008, the Connecticut State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that sodomites and lesbians had the "right" to be "married," ruling unconstitutional "a civil union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples." This shows how successful sodomites and lesbians have been in casting their perverted behavior as a "civil rights" issue, instead of their choice to commit immoral ACTIONS by their BEHAVIOR. The decision to commit fornication, adultery, sodomy, or lesbian ACTS, is a CHOICE. It CAN be changed; and many, many, many people have CHANGED. Committing the ACTIONS of sodomy or lesbian BEHAVIOR is NOT unchangeable, as is being Black, Female, Asian, Latino, etc., etc.
Now two NE states, Connecticut and Massachusetts (2003), have "legalized" sodomite and lesbian coupling as "marriage." HOWEVER, EIGHT OTHER STATES (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New Jersey, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii) PLUS WASHINGTON D.C., have also legitimized sodomite couplings by either "civil unions" or "domestic partnerships."
Gay [sic] couples start to marry [sic] in Connecticut
Judge Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages
BY DANIELA ALTIMARI The Hartford Courant [Conn.]
10:24 AM EST, November 12, 2008
Conn. high court allows same-sex marriage [ Prior to Nov. 4 Election Day ]
October 10, 2008
By Fred Beckham, AP
Plaintiffs Janet Peck, left, and her partner of 33 years, Carol Conklin, said they were "thrilled" with the court's 4-3 decision.
The 4-3 ruling will make Connecticut the third state, behind Massachusetts and California, to allow same-sex marriages, decisions that in all cases were made by the highest state court. The decision marks the first time that a court rejected civil unions as an alternative to granting gay couples the right to marry.
In the majority opinion, Supreme Court Justice Richard N. Palmer wrote that denying marriage to same-sex couples would create separate standards.
"Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice," Palmer wrote.
Getting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on Connecticut's ballot would require the approval of three-quarters of the General Assembly a highly unlikely prospect, with both houses controlled by Democrats sympathetic to same-sex marriage.
"The vast majority of states do not allow gay marriage. Voters in 27 [now 30, with the addition of constitutional amendment bans on sodomite and lesbian "marriage" just passed on Nov. 4 in Arizona, California, and Florida] states have taken the extra step of approving constitutional amendments to reinforce that prohibition."
"Civil unions and a similar arrangement, known as domestic partnerships, are offered to same-sex couples in Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Oregon, Hawaii, Maine, Washington and the District of Columbia."
Sodomite "Rainbow" Flag
Almost all the States of New England (except Rhode Island), including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have legitimzed sodomite and lesbian perversion in one form or another; as have New Jersey, and Washington D.C. on the East Coast; Washington and Oregon and California on the West Coast; and the ocean island State of Hawaii - a total of ten states and Washington D.C., while now 30 States have passed State constitutional amendments to ban sodomite and lesbian "marriage." So, 20% of U.S. States and Washingfton D.C. have approved sodomite and lesbian coupling in some way, and 60% of U.S. States have banned sodomite and lesbian "marriage."
"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."
Psalm 9:17, KJB
"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [including fornication, adultery, sodomy, and abortion] is a reproach to any people."
Proverb 14:34, KJB
November 12, 2008
Gay [sic] couples start to marry [sic] in Connecticut
November 12, 2008
Updated approx. 1:00 PM [Excerpts, emphasis added]
[Photo changed with article update]
By George Ruhe, AP
Partners Heather Rumore, in red, and Leah Nicholas kiss on the dance floor after celebrating the Conn. high court's Oct. 10th ruling legalizing gay marriage.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) The New Haven city clerk's office issued its first gay marriage license just minutes after a new state law allowing the unions went into effect.
The license went to Barbara and Robin Levine-Ritterman of New Haven, who were one of the eight couples who successfully challenged a state law prohibiting gay marriage.
That legal challenge led to the state Supreme Court's historic ruling Oct. 10 that same-sex couples have the right to wed rather than accept a civil union law designed to give them the same rights as married couples.
City and town clerks began issuing gay marriage licenses immediately after a New Haven Superior Court judge issued the final ruling in the case Wednesday morning.
Connecticut is now the second state, after Massachusetts, to allow same-sex marriages.
It's unclear how many couples will wed. According to the state public health department, there have been 2,032 civil union licenses issued in Connecticut between Oct. 2005 and July 2008.
"Today is historic legally and culturally and socially," said Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who attended the hearing. "My office vigorously defended state law, including the civil unions statute, but we have to put aside our past positions and personal opinions to make sure the law is vigorously enforced and defended and the court's decision is implemented as smoothly as possible."
The unions were legal*** in California until a statewide referendum to ban gay marriage narrowly passed last week. The vote has sparked protests and several lawsuits asking that state's Supreme Court to overturn the prohibition.
*** [ CCL Note: This is only part of the story - sodomite "marriage" unions were re-affirmed as ILLEGAL when "Californians... voted..., in 2000, to reaffirm the 1977 state law that defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The 2000 initiative, Proposition 22, was not a constitutional amendment." http://michellemalkin.com/2008/05/15/court-watch-california-gay-marriage-ruling/ The California Supreme Court overturned the will of the people with its immoral decision by a vote of 4 - 3 on May 15, 2008, allowing sodomites and
lesbians to marry. Thankfully, this wicked decision was itself overturned by the constitutional amendment process when the people of California passed Proposition 8 on November 4, 2008 banning sodomite and lesbian "marriage." The current pro-sodomite California State Supreme Court has "a 6-1 majority of Republican appointees,..."
Constitutional amendments to ban gay marriage also passed last week in Arizona and Florida, and Arkansas voters approved a measure banning unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents.
"There's always that worry in the back of our head," Peg Oliveira said about the possibility of someday losing her marriage rights. "I don't see it going in that direction right now."
Oliveira, a 36-year-old yoga teacher and educational consultant, plans to marry Jennifer Vickery, a 44-year-old lawyer, on the New Haven green on Wednesday. Oliveira said marriage will make clear her spouse's rights to raise their 3-month-old baby if something should happen to her.
"We're thrilled and we don't want to wait one minute," she said. "I want to show the folks who worked so hard to make this possible that we are very grateful and we don't want to wait any longer to be able to say the words 'We are married."'
Oliveira and Vickery did not enter into a civil union, believing the arrangement would have signaled to lawmakers that they had done enough.
"There's a world of understanding to the word marriage that simply doesn't exist with civil unions," Oliveira said. "The relationship feels validated by the external world."
Connecticut state Rep. Beth Bye and her partner Tracey Wilson hope to make history on Wednesday by becoming the first gay couple to marry in their town of West Hartford.
For Wilson, it's not just a personal milestone, but a professional one as well. She's the town's historian.
"She'd love to be the first one in town," joked Bye, who spent hours as a lawmaker listening to testimony on the marriage issue in 2007. She was a member of the Judiciary Committee which approved a bill that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed.
In 2005, Bye and Wilson had a big "wedding" ceremony at their church, before more than 150 guests, when they got a civil union. On Wednesday, they plan to show up at town hall with their kids, dressed in street clothes, and have a friend who is a local state senator and justice of the peace make it all official.
"I think for us, we really were married three years ago in our church," Bye said. "But it feels different that our state is saying, 'now you're married. You have the same rights as everyone else."'
The Family Institute of Connecticut, a political action group that opposes gay marriage, still hopes to overturn the gay marriage law.
"Unlike California, we did not have a remedy," executive director Peter Wolfgang said. "It must be overturned with patience, determination and fortitude."
The state's 2005 civil union law will remain on the books, at least for now. Same-sex couples can continue to enter civil unions, which give them the same legal rights and privileges in Connecticut as married couples without the status of being married.
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
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Swearing-in Ceremony of the Honorable [sic] Mark Dybul as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
Enlarged photo of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice swearing-in sodomite Mark Dybul with Dybul's sodomite partner holding the Bible, while First Lady Laura Bush looks on approvingly.
Official Bush Administration Blasphemy:
US Secretary of State Condi Rice swears in sodomite Mark Dybul as U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, with Dybul's sodomite partner holding the Bible; First Lady Laura Bush present with approving comments of affirmation.
Contrary to the lying words of President-elect Barack Obama in his Nov. 4 speech, the Founding Fathers of America abhorred the disgraceful act of sodomy:
Obama's President-elect speech Nov. 4: The OBAMA-NATION has begun.. .
Barack Obama begins lying to the American people as President-elect beginning with the very first complete sentence of his speech in Chicago, Illinois Nov. 4
"Gay" [sic**] Soldiers in George Washington's Army?
Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 11
Head Quarters, V. Forge, Saturday, March 14, 1778.
At a General Court Martial whereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778) Lieutt. Enslin 28 of Colo. Malcom's Regiment tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false Accounts, found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and do sentence him to be dismiss'd the service with Infamy. His Excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with Abhorrence and Detestation of such Infamous Crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of Camp tomorrow morning by all the Drummers and Fifers in the Army never to return; The Drummers and Fifers to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose.
George Washington on the divine and moral basis for governance:
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
George Washington, "Father of the Country," Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Chairman of the Constitutional Convention,
First President of the United States (1789-1797)
God and the Bible on ACTS of sodomy:
Leviticus 18:22 - "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."
Romans 1:26,27 - "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet." __________________________________________________
"Wolf-in-sheep's clothing" Barack Obama on sodomites:
Barack Obama on gay civil rights - On same-sex marriage and civil unions
- Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., says on his Senate website that he personally believes marriage is between a man and woman. But he voted in 2006 against amending the Constitution to make that declaration. He said decisions about marriage should be left to the states. Obama said he supports civil unions that would give same-sex couples the same benefits as married couples, ...
- Obama has also said he would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which set a federal definition of marriage as between a man and a woman and said states don’t have to recognize same-sex marriages performed by another state. He was not in Congress when President Bill Clinton signed it into law.
ACTS of Sodomy are a Crime:
Against the Laws of God
Against the Laws of Nature
Against the Laws of South Carolina
President-elect Barack Obama's support of those who commit the abominable crime, and immoral acts, of buggery/sodomy, is a threat to the security, safety, morality, health, welfare, and prosperity of America.
Genesis 19:24,25 - "Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
Jude verse 7 - "Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves to fornication, and going after strange flesh [i.e., SODOMY] are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire."
SC Code of Laws
Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses
Offenses Against Morality and Decency
SECTION 16-15-120. Buggery. (includes acts of sodomy)
Whoever shall commit the abominable crime of buggery, whether with mankind or with beast, shall, on conviction, be guilty of felony and shall be imprisoned in the Penitentiary for five years or shall pay a fine of not less than five hundred dollars, or both, at the discretion of the court.
The founding fathers of America knew that only a moral and virtuous people were capable of liberty, and worthy of economic and political prosperity.
FORNICATION IS A THREAT TO AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY.
SODOMY IS A THREAT TO AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY.
ADULTERY IS A THREAT TO AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY.
ABORTION IS A THREAT TO AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY.
President-elect Barack Obama is a liar.
Founding Fathers quotes - only a moral people is capable of liberty:
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
John Adams, Second President of the United States, signer of the Declaration of Independence
"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when they lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internall invader... If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security."
Samuel Adams, "Father of the American Revolution," signer of the Declaration of Independence
(think of the multiple attacks on civil liberties by and during the GW Bush administration, e.g., the (so-called) "Patriot Act")
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capability of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern oursaelves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
James Madison, Fourth President of the United Sttaes, and chielf architect of the United States Constitution
"Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."
William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania
"... the happiness of a people and the good order and preservation of civil government essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality,..."
- quotation cited in Supreme Court decision from the 1780 Constitution of Massachusetts
"Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government, the preservation of liberty, and the happiness of mankind,..."
- quotation cited in Supreme Court decision from the 1832 Constitution of Mississippi
United States Supreme Court, "Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S.," February 29, 1892, Justice Josiah Brewster delivered the decision of the Court
"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws..."
Noah Webster, author of Webster's Dictionary; published first edition of his "American Dictionary of the English Language" in Nov. 1828
"It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
George Washington, "Father of the Country," Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens."
George Washington, "Father of the Country," Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, Chairman of the Constitutional Convention, First President of the United States [Farewell Address, September 19, 1796)
(those who undermine true (Christian) religion and (Bible-based) morality are NOT Patriots - Barack Obama is NOT a Patriot !!!)
"That he is the best friend to American liberty, who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion, and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down profanity and immorality of every kind. Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not [do not hesitate] to call him an enemy of his country."
Dr. John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence, president of Princeton College
"Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine... Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants."
James Wilson, United States Supreme Court Justice, signer of the Declaration of Independence, signer of the United States Constitution
AMERICA - A NATION UNDER DIVINE JUDGMENT.
Psalm 33:12; Proverb 14:34; Psalm 9:17; 2 Kings 24:1-4; Jeremiah 19:3-5; Psalm 106:37-42
George Mason, Virginia delegate to the Constitutional Convention, 1787:
"Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgment of heaven upon a country.
As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be in this. By an inevitable
chain of causes and effects, Providence punishes nation sins, by national calamites."
America lost over 600,000 American lives in the War Between Americans (1861-1865) as a result of God's divine judgment UPON BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH for the national sin of America's institutionalized chattel slavery system.
Will America have to lose 600,000 (or proportionally more) lives to war or terrorist attack before our eyes are opened to seeing the connection between national sin and national calamity ???
"If My people [Christians], which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways [sins of commission and omission]; then
will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land [America, or any nation]."
2 Chronicles 7:14
FIFTH ANNUAL "REPENTANCE FOR BLOODGUILT" OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE IN COLUMBIA, SC (since January 2003)
Sunday, January 21, 2007, South Steps, SC State House, Columbia, South Carolina
"America repent" (music video)
"Contemporary Christian Artist: Tim Juillet"
"But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it."
Psalm 94:15, KJB
No King but King Jesus! (Yeshua Messiah)
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 Years of American History: 1606 to 1982
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358
November 12, 2008