Many are celebrating the Governor of Texas’ recently issued exemption for Christians whose religious conscience won’t allow them to take part in so called same-sex unions. Ironically, in his statement, Republican Governor Greg Abbott acknowledges that the Obergefell opinion isn’t law and doesn’t trump the 1st Amendment.
But what he flagrantly failed to mention was that the immoral, illegal, and unconstitutional Obergefell opinion (that there is a Constitutional right to so-called same-sex marriage) is not “the law of the land” and doesn’t trump or invalidate in any way the Texas marriage statutes, Texas Constitution, and God’s Immutable and Infallible Word (which ALL define marriage as the exclusive union of one man and one woman).
Allowing marriage licenses to be illegally altered and issued to same-sex couples in Texas is not a “victory for religious liberty.” It’s a massive defeat for the Constitutional Rule of Law and what remains of our Republican form of Civil Government.
If Americans truly want to restore Constitutional Checks and Balances and the Rule of Law, we must demolish the toxic liberal lie of Judicial Supremacy (that Rule of Judges equal the Rule of Law). And that has the best chance of occurring at the state level.
Here is what Governor Abbott should have said:
The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being. As governor I have a solemn obligation to enforce the laws and statutes of the state of Texas in obedience to the Texas and U.S. Constitutions. The marriage statutes in Texas and our Constitution limit marriage to one man and one woman in accordance with God’s Word and can never be amended or altered in any way.
Therefore, I will not enforce the immoral and unconstitutional Obergefell opinion and will not authorize any alterations to or issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Texas. This is not as much an issue of religious liberty as it is an issue of the preservation of the Rule of Law. And here in Texas, Constitutional oaths and the Rule of Law still matter and I will not violate my oath.
And in addition to not authorizing the issuance of marriage licenses to same sex couples in Texas, I will also be shutting down all Planned Parenthood Abortuaries in Texas since killing pre-born babies blatantly violates the 5th and 14th amendments which both guarantee that all innocent human persons not be deprived of due process and equal protection of the laws. Neither Roe nor Obergefell are the “law of the land”; and here in Texas, I as governor will protect marriage and life and reject them both as the legal nullities they are. Period!
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