Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pray for our Supreme Court

                         

Franklin Graham has requested that American pray for the Supreme Court members who are hearing arguments related to same-sex marriage.

Last month, I wrote about this issue HERE, and so  I join him in praying and encourage the readers of Gail-Friends to pray and to pass on this information.  The SCOTUS decision is expected to be handed down in early June. 

The following quotes are from Franklin Graham on his Facebook page.  

"An alarm was sounded in this USA TODAY opinion piece yesterday—You need to read about it in the link below. If same-sex marriage becomes the law of the land it could have a drastic impact on Christian universities, organizations, and churches. Those who operate by Christian principles could be severely impacted and even shut down. God hears our prayers, and we need to pray that He will work mightily in the hearts and minds of our Supreme Court justices right now as they consider this monumental issue. There are nine U.S. Supreme Court justices, and I would like to pray specifically for one each day. Today would you join me in praying for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. who leads the court? A Harvard graduate, he was nominated as Chief Justice by President George W. Bush and has served the court for ten years this September."

"Pray for Justice Clarence Thomas who has served on the court for over 23 years. I assure you this affects each and every one of us. There will be a storm of persecution against all people who follow God and His standards if this passes.   Justice Clarence Thomas was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush in 1991, and has been a wise jurist and consistent defender of the Constitution. In the past, he has voted to uphold the biblical definition of marriage and has indicated that he does not believe there is a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Let's pray especially for him today--that he will continue to stand as a voice of truth and wisdom in the face of vehement opposition from gay rights advocates."

"Pray for Justice Antonin Scalia, who was appointed to the court 29 years ago by President Reagan. Pray the Lord will speak to his heart regarding the profound impact this decision will have on Bible-believing Christians in this country."

"Pray for Justice Anthony Kennedy served on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals before being nominated by President Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1988. Some say that Justice Kennedy may likely be the swing vote in the ruling on same-sex marriage being considered now. In the oral arguments phase a few weeks ago, he seemed to understand the vast implications if the court were to "throw away a millennia of marriage..." Pray for him especially, that he will realize the folly in doing just that."

"Pray for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has served on the Court for over two decades. Those who support same-sex marriage consider her an ally in their fight to toss God's Holy Word aside. As the Supreme Court continues to deliberate over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, let's pray that Justice Ginsburg's eyes would be opened to the truth of Scripture and that she would not be deceived by the arguments of those who seek to impose their "new morality" on our nation."

"Pray for Justice Samuel Alito. As advocates of same-sex marriage made their case before the Supreme Court in April, Justice Samuel Alito asked a pointed question: "Suppose we rule in your favor in this case and then after that, a group consisting of 2 men and 2 women apply for a marriage license. Would there be any ground for denying them that license?" Justice Alito seems to understand that ruling in favor of same-sex marriage would have far reaching implications. Today join me in praying that Justice Alito will have wisdom and stand strong for what we know is God's unchanging truth-- Marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman."

"Pray for Justice Elena Kagan.  Last year, she officiated at a same-sex wedding for her former law clerk. In 2013, Kagan—who was appointed in 2010 by President Obama—voted to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act which stated that marriage is between one man and one woman. There seems to be no doubt about how she is leaning as the nation awaits the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Today please pray that she will see the danger of deciding to go against God's law and standards."

"Pray for Justice Sonia Sotomayor was born to a family of immigrants and grew up in public housing in the Bronx. She is a great example of someone who reached the American Dream through hard work and determination. Unfortunately, she is also an example of someone who seems to be very misguided on the issue of same-sex marriage. She voted to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act in 2014, and homosexual advocates consider her an ally in their fight to make same-sex marriage the law of the land. Let's pray for Justice Sotomayor to have the wisdom to know that as a society we cannot survive if we turn our back on God's standards and His definition of marriage."

Pray for Justice Stephen G. Breyer.  I could not find information about his voting record on Rev. Graham's Facebook page.  I did find that he was appointed by President Bill Clinton, who has well-known liberal and anti-Biblical views.  Please pray that Justice Breyer will maintain common sense and the wise standard of Biblical marriage for our country. 

This quote from Rev. Graham says it all:

"I commend Barronelle Stutzman for living by the Biblical principles of her Christian faith, no matter the cost. She says in the Washington Post, "We've always heard that same-sex marriage would never affect anyone aside from the same-sex couples who wanted to be married. But a judge recently told me that my freedom to live and work according to my beliefs about marriage expired the day same-sex marriage became the law in my state."


I often hear quotes in the media to the effect that the "majority of Americans" agree with same-sex marriage.  It is interesting to note, however, that I've observed states vote on the issue and defeat it.  Appeals courts have then over-ruled the will of the people.  

This issue has immense and far-reaching effects on so many areas of our lives as Americans. For more information about how this issue will affect you, read this POST.  Also, we must pray for the homosexuals to accept G-d's view and to be set free from their bondage. 

We must pray, and add feet to our prayers. Contact your Supreme Court and your state and national representatives and let your voice be heard.  Tell them you stand for G-d's command on marriage - only between 1 man and 1 woman. 


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2 comments:

  1. I follow Franklin Graham and support all his efforts. God bless him and those who work with him. Prayer works, and we need to lift our voices in honesty and ernest prayer at this time. Thanks for re-posting his message.

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  2. I'm glad to know you are praying. G-d will bless you for standing for His righteousness. I pray for His mercy on America.

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