Today is Moral Pearl Harbor. Supreme Court Likely to Pass Gay Marriage.

Today is Moral Pearl Harbor.  Supreme Court to hear gay marriage cases 

The Supreme Court and protestors are shown. | Reuters

By JOSH GERSTEIN  12/7/12 3:39 PM EST

The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will take up same-sex marriage, hearing both a case stemming from California’s Proposition 8 voter-approved ban on gay marriage and a case from New York challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

The pair of moves greatly increase the chances that the justices will rule this term on whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. However, it’s still possible the high court could dispose of both cases without squarely addressing that central issue.

 Pearl Harbor day: A day that lives in infamy not because of Japan but because it marks the end of a month of the most disastrous losses for freedom and morality in American History. Never has more good been replaced by so much evil and so short a time.  Today, fittingly, the final torpedo was fired.  The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will legalize gay marriage. If marriage goes, you can kiss good bye to semblance of the America you once knew.

Lets rehearse the attack that began November 6th.  Obama is reelected and will now push the economy over the cliff just so he can blame Republicans. (unemployment now 8.3%.  76% of new jobs were in government.)  Own it Obama voters.  States legalize Gay Marriage and Marijuana.  Children are forced to take the word God out of their poems.  Churches cancel Christmas events because of a handful of parents think Charlie Brown undermines freedom.  Then there is the hilariously absurd war on Christmas trees and Nativity Scenes. The White House calls the National Christmas Tree a “Holiday Tree.”  As one eloquent atheist said in Santa Monica, “I can’t be free unless we take these religious symbols down.”

The Church once a firewall against immorality and political tyranny, is not even a speed bump. We saw the church act with insanity and betrayal in what I call the Cirque de Sellout.  Key Pastors who could have stemmed the tide with a ground game went AWOL.  6 Million Christians crossed over to join with the anti-God forces to vote for Gay Marriage, Abortion, Obamacare, and economic, suicidal socialism by reelecting Obama.  An American celebrity Pastor announces that Homosexual sex “might be a sin,” and finally there are all the Christians in Seattle who emailed their celebrity pastor to ask, “is it okay for a Christian to smoke pot now that it is legal in Washington?”

Am I trying to scare you?  No!  I am trying to fire you up because it is not too late.  On Dec 7, 1941 America knew it had to fight the war of its life.  Now it is time for a sprirtual war to begin.  America is still home to millions upon millions of godly Christians who are working hard, raising children and faithfully paying their taxes and their mortgages.  They did not live above their means.  They did not take any bailout money.  They have not bowed their knee to the gods of abortion or gay marriage.  A child of three can see that if God would have spared Sodom and Gomorrah for twelve righteous people then how much more we can expect God to spare the vast number of righteous Americans who have remained innocent of all that led to this economic and moral disaster.

Millions of Americans are fervently praying for revival.  The promise of God is “if my people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  -2 Chronicles 7:14.  God will not ignore their cry or His promise.

It took 4 years for America to win World War 2.  Ironic isn’t it?  We have four years to get our brains, moral compass and God given fury back in time to save this nation.  We must seize the crisis for the Glory of God!  We must not hide, slow down or diminish our dreams.   Never forget that warnings of judgment always carry a promise of the wrath turning away through national repentance.  This should be our passion and our hope in  prayer.  There is still time my friend, but it is almost gone forever.

Part 2:  What should we do now.  Tomorrow.

Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage.

Supreme Court decides this week whether to rule on gay marriage.

Timing will be at issue as the justices confer. In the past, the court has been faulted for waiting too long or moving too quickly on recognizing constitutional rights.

Gay marriageA crowd celebrates at Los Angeles City Hall in February, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a ruling that struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage. (Ricardo DeAratanha, Los Angeles Times / November 25, 2012)

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
November 24, 2012, 9:16 p.m.
WASHINGTON — After two decades in which gay rights moved from the margin to capture the support of most Americans, the Supreme Court justices will go behind closed doors this week to decide whether now is the time to rule on whether gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry.

For justices, the issue is not just what to decide, but when to decide it. In times past, the court has been faulted for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights.

The justices did not strike down state bans on interracial marriage until 1967, 13 years after they had declared racial segregation unconstitutional. Yet in response to the growing women’s rights movement, the court in 1973 struck down all the state laws restricting abortion, triggering a national “right to life” movement and drawing criticism even from some supporters that the Roe vs. Wade ruling had gone too far too fast.

Now, the justices must decide whether to hear an appeal from the defenders of California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 voter initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman.

At the same session Friday, the court will sift through several appeals to decide whether legally married gay couples have a right to equal benefits under federal law. Appeals courts in Boston and New York have struck down the part of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies such a right, and the justices are almost certain to take up a case to resolve that question.

The Proposition 8 case, known as Hollingsworth vs. Perry, presents justices with the more profound “right to marry” question.

Opinion polls now show a majority of Americans favor marriage equality, and support for it has been growing about 4% per year. On Nov. 6, voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approved same-sex marriage, bringing the total to nine states.

Does the shift in public opinion suggest the court should uphold gay marriage now, or wait for more states, perhaps a majority, to legalize it?

Defenders of Proposition 8 say their case “raises the profoundly important question of whether the ancient and vital institution of marriage should be fundamentally redefined,” and in this instance, by federal judges.

A federal judge in San Francisco struck down Proposition 8 as discriminatory and irrational. In February, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that by a 2-1 vote, ruling the ban on gay marriage violated the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws. The majority relied heavily on a 1996 opinion by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy that had struck down an anti-gay initiative adopted by Colorado voters.

The decision on whether to hear the case could be a hard call for both the court’s conservatives and liberals.

Usually, the justices are inclined to vote to hear a case if they disagree with the lower court ruling. The most conservative justices — Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. — almost certainly think the 9th Circuit’s ruling was dubious. Scalia, for example, says the “equal protection” clause, added to the Constitution after the Civil War, aimed to stop racial discrimination and nothing more. He often insists the justices are not authorized to give a contemporary interpretation to phrases such as “equal protection.”

If Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. joins the other three, the conservatives would have the needed four votes to hear the Proposition 8 case.

They may hesitate. To form a majority, they would need Kennedy, the author of the court’s two strongest gay rights rulings. His 2003 opinion struck down a Texas anti-sodomy law and said the state could not “demean” gays by treating them as second-class citizens. Five months later, the Massachusetts high court, citing Kennedy’s opinion, became the first to rule that gays and lesbians had a right to marry.

If the court were to take up the Proposition 8 case, Kennedy, 76, would likely control the opinion.

“If you care about history and your legacy, that must be pretty tempting, to write the court’s opinion that could be the Brown vs. Board of Education of the gay rights movement,” said Michael J. Klarman, a Harvard legal historian, referring to the case that ordered school desegregation.

Still, the court’s liberals also may hesitate. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, though a leading women’s rights legal advocate, has said she thought the court made a mistake in the 1970s by moving too fast to declare a national right to abortion