Gay marriage ‘earthquake’ in ’08?

A leading evangelical Christian group is telling supporters that a “cultural earthquake” rocked California earlier this month, which threatens “to permanently alter marriage and families in America.”

“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded. But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. ”
—Luk 17:26-30

Days of Noah

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.”
—Gen 6:11

Days of Lot

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
—Jude 1:7

Focus on the Family Action, the political offshoot of Dr. James Dobson’s Colorado-based Focus on the Family, is ramping up its coast-to-coast “battle to save marriage,” its senior vice president for government and public policy explained in a fundraising e-mail this week. The effort is a response to a California court ruling that legalized gay marriage in that state, and which Focus on the Family Action says “will be felt in every state that does not already have a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman” because California does not require residency for marriage.

“Homosexual activists across the nation will be emboldened to push their anti-family agenda (it’s happening this very moment in Colorado),” senior vice president Tom Minnery writes in the Focus letter. “The only recourse is for Californians to pass a state marriage-protection amendment on the ballot this November.”

Later, he adds: “The California homosexual marriage ‘earthquake’ could forever change the cultural landscape of our nation — unless pro-family citizens like you and me take a stand.”

A series of state initiatives banning gay marriage drew big attention in 2004. Republicans credited them for bolstering evangelical turnout at the polls and helping to push President Bush to re-election victory, particularly in battleground Ohio. Analysts wondered in the aftermath of the California ruling if the issue could once again factor heavily this year.

Both John McCain and Barack Obama oppose gay marriage, and, unlike Bush, both oppose a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Obama supports civil unions for gay couples.

  1. Ernest Gregoire, 01 June, 2008

    Eventually, speaking out against homosexuality will be a hate crime!

    I am a traveling evangelist. I meet lots of folks from various places. This past winter, I met a very nice couple from New Brunswick Canada.

    The husband did not believe that it was illegal to say anything, or to print anything, or in any way cause the feelings of homosexual people to be hurt.

    This includes printing verses from the bible in the newspaper.

    I looked up the Canadian hate crime bill on line, and gave this man the number and name of the bill. He still refused to believe it even after I told him that I got it from the Officilal Provincial web site.

    These kinds of bills were continuously being introduced by Ted Kennedy.

    Others are also trying to pass the same kind of legislation.

    How do you eat an elephant?

    One bite at a time!

    This is how the US has become so depraved. It has taken years, but the forces of evil will continue unabated.

  2. Jan, 11 June, 2008

    And California wonders why they are burnig, earthquakes and broke. The state of the United States is in peril as well, Our Heavenly Father is withdrawing His hand of Divine protection from this once great country. Forcing Isreal to divide its land for “peace”, folks we haven’t seen anything yet, unless there is repentance and a turning back to our Creator. Even so, Come King Jesus!

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