Judge Strikes Down California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

COGwriter By Michael

In 2008, 52% of Californian voters approved Proposition 8 ban on homosexual marriage. Even though a majority of Californians do not want to change the definition of marriage, a judge opposed that decision.

Gay Marriage Foes Lose Bid for Review of Ruling Voiding Ban

June 5 (Bloomberg) — A judge’s ruling striking down California’s Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional will stand after a federal appeals court in San Francisco refused to reconsider the decision….

A majority of the 25 active judges at the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco voted against rehearing the case. In February, a three-judge panel of the court voted 2-1 to uphold a federal judge’s 2010 ruling that Proposition 8 violates equal protection rights of gay and lesbian couples. Three judges dissented from the majority’s decision today.

Circuit Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain stated: “We have overruled the will of 7 million California Proposition 8 voters…. We should not have so roundly trumped California’s democratic process.”

As written on COGwriter recently, regarding North Carolina’s ban on homosexual marriage, these state decisions on banning homosexual marriage are likely be changed:

Of course, no matter how the voters in NC decide this issue tomorrow, there is always the possibility that the US Supreme Court or some other government institution will decide something differently.

This is not a matter of homosexuals having less “rights.” Already, everyone has equal marriage rights; everyone has the right to marry the opposite sex. Marriage has had the same definition in countless cultures for thousands of years. God only states that a man and a woman should be together:

and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Matthew 19:5-6)

God never endorses homosexuality. In fact, homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God:

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)

Read more Bible Scriptures against homosexuality in this article.

Most homosexuals do not feel they should change. Instead, they would rather redefine marriage to be considered “normal.” We live in a society that wants to feel that every decision they make is morally right.

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20)

There are countless reasons why homosexuality is wrong and why God is against it. Homosexuality is not a good family unit, they cannot reproduce more people to be in God’s family, and homosexuals have an extremely high promiscuity rate. Encouraging a promiscuous lifestyle is wrong.

In a study of 2,583 older homosexuals published in the Journal of Sex Research, Paul Van de Ven et al. found that “the modal range for number of sexual partners ever [of homosexuals] was 101-500.” In addition, 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent had between 501 and 1,000 partners. A further 10.2 percent to 15.7 percent reported having had more than one thousand lifetime sexual partners. (From FRC.org)

There are health reasons to consider also. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, MSM (homosexual and bisexual men) have significant health problems. Here’s just a few facts from CDC.gov:

  • By the end of 2009, an estimated 296,222 MSM with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the US since the beginning of the epidemic.
  • In 2007, MSM were 44 to 86 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV compared with other men, and 40 to 77 times as likely as women.

The amount of deaths that are caused by homosexual practices is horrendous. How can this be a “happy” lifestyle when it’s filled with promiscuity, poor health, and death?

There has been research into helping homosexuals become straight again — through therapy. There’s been successful cases of this. However, California even wants to ban this type of therapy. Now, this banning would actually infringe on many Californian’s rights.

Supporting homosexual marriage is harmful. Encouraging people to repent and change is God’s will. God has a plan for people to be part of His family. His commandments teach a way of love and commitment to one another. Obedience to God leads to blessings.


Some items of possibly related interest may include:

What Did Jesus Teach About the Ten Commandments? This article quotes what Jesus actually said about them (His words are in red).
The Ten Commandments Reflect Love, Breaking them is Evil Some feel that the ten commandments are a burden. Is that what Jesus, Paul, Peter, James, and John taught?
Was the Commandment to Love the Only Command?
Some have stated that John’s writings teach this, but is that what the Bible really says?
The Ten Commandments and the Early Church
Did Jesus and the Early Church keep the ten commandments? What order were they in? Here are quotes from the Bible and early writings.
Is God’s Existence Logical? Some say it is not logical to believe in God. Is that true?
Is Evolution Probable or Impossible or Is God’s Existence Logical? Part II This short article clearly answers what ‘pseudo-scientists’ refuse to acknowledge.
What is the Meaning of Life? Who does God say is happy? What is your ultimate destiny? Do you really know? Does God actually have a plan for YOU personally?

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