‘That’s a bridge too … we won’t obey. We’ll go to jail’
A team of prominent Christian leaders is preparing a statement that will inform the public – including justices on the U.S. Supreme Court – that they will engage in civil disobedience rather that follow a ruling that establishes homosexual “marriage” across the United States.
Among those leading the charge is James Dobson of Family Talk Radio, Rick Scarborough of Vision America Action, Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel and James Robison of Life Today, whose brand new publication called The Stream reported on a recent telephone conference call discussing the issue.
Stream Executive Editor Jay Richards told WND that there were probably 20 other Christian leaders on the call, and members of Congress have expressed an interest in the plan, which reportedly will make its goal public in the next few days with a statement regarding marriage and the U.S. Supreme Court.
However, Scarborough wasted no time in an interview with WND explaining what is, and is not, going to happen.
“We’re taking a very adamant stand,” he said. “If the court declares same-sex ‘marriage’ to be on the same par as a civil right, that’s a bridge too far. We won’t obey. We’ll go to jail.”
Dobson, who publicly challenged the Obama administration on the conflict with Christian faith built into Obamacare – he warned Obama he would not submit to mandatory payments for abortion and told Obama “come and get me if you must” – said Christians must stand together against the clearly unbiblical “gay marriage.”
“We will be attacked from every direction,” Dobson said in the report in the the Stream, “and critics will do all they can to weaken and embarrass us, but so what?
“Are we doing to sit on our reputations and go to our graves without having played a role? This is Roe v. Wade all over again. I am standing shoulder to shoulder with all who will stand up for God’s Word concerning marriage. We don’t know all of the steps that must be taken, but God will reveal His will. To the extent that I am able to influence anybody, I will do it with passion.”
Staver, whose legal organization has played a key role in the state Supreme Court decision in Alabama to affirm traditional marriage and prevent state judges from following a federal court ruling to impose “gay marriage,” warned Christians of what he sees coming.
“Immediately, when elevated to that level of a constitutionally protected category, [same-sex marriage] is given the same status as race. What you cannot legally do with respect to race, you will not be able to do legally with respect to same-sex unions and sexual immorality,” he said.
“Think of race in the context of religious expression or conscience expression and replace it with sexual immorality, transsexualism or so-called gender identity. For example, churches and other religious organizations are exempt from the religious discrimination provisions of federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws. But they are not exempted from the race provisions. So Catholics can hire Catholics, and Baptists can hire Baptists, but they cannot hire only ‘white’ Catholics or only ‘white’ Baptists. They would face significant penalties. You can’t have separate restrooms or drinking fountains for people of a different color. If a church did that they would be liable for a significant amount of damages because of discrimination on the basis of race.
“Same-sex marriage or laws including sexual orientation or gender identity as a non-discrimination category directly impact religious organizations and churches. If a man wants to use the women’s restroom and a church official told him he could not, then that act would be like telling people of color they cannot use the ‘white only’ restroom. You will also have the same issues with tax exemption over sexual preference as you have now over race,” he said.
Scarborough confirmed, “Congressmen are lining up to sign the document,” too.
“The undeniable case is that when same-sex “marriage’ becomes, declared by the Supreme Court, as the law of the land, they will begin to enforce it, like all civil rights laws.”
That is where the civil disobedience will loom large.
“We’re saying, before that, we will never obey that tyrannical law. It’s counter to natural law, and God’s higher law.
“We will simply refuse to comply with recognizing same-sex ‘marriage’ as legitimate,” he said. “The Supreme Court does not have the inherent right [to make that change.] We’ll going to continue doing what we’ve always done.”
He said the hope is that thousands of churches, millions of Americans will join.
Then those who are fixing to use the power of federal law enforcement to enforce “gay marriage, “better have a lot of prisons and jails.”
Written by BOB UNRUH
Read more at WND