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North Carolina Lawmakers Present Bill Declaring Supreme Court ‘Gay Marriage’ Ruling ‘Null and Void’

By Heather Clark - Posted at Christian News Network : RALEIGH, N.C. — Four Republican lawmakers in North Carolina recently presented a bill that would declare the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on “gay marriage” to be “null and void,” but the House speaker has considered it dead and won’t bring it up for a hearing. Reps. Larry Pittman of Concord, Michael Speciale of New Bern, Carl Ford of Rowan County and Mike Clampitt of Bryson City filed House Bill 780 , also known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act,” on April 11th. It notes that the U.S. Constitution does not give power to the federal government to create laws surrounding the institution of marriage, and that the issue is rather reserved to the states. The bill also outlines that the courts have no right to overrule the laws of God. “[T]he ruling of the United States Supreme Court … also exceeds the authority of the court relative to the decree of Almighty God that ‘a man shall leave his father and his mother and

States Lining Up With North Carolina – AGAINST Barack Obama

By Robert Gehl - Posted at The Federalist Papers : So far 13 states have condemned Barack Obama’s unconstitutional overreach in attempting to require transgender-friendly restrooms, showers and locker rooms in all public places. Most of the fracas began in North Carolina, where the state’s new HB2 law – requiring people to use restrooms consistent with their biological sex – was immediately challenged by the Justice Department. North Carolina immediately filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department for executive overreach. In the same week, Obama issued a “guidance letter,” (a threat, really) to all public schools that they must allow transgender students and staff to use whichever restroom they please. Read more...


By Pastor Shawn Mathis - Posted at BarbWire : As deep as the Mariana Trench, so is the hypocrisy of the Second Sexual Revolution . They want Christians to serve that which they deem deplorable but are not willing to apply the same standard to themselves. This dark pit of duplicity was illuminated these last seven days by the brazen threats from Disney, Apple and Hollywood against the Georgia bill—the bill that reiterated the already-existing constitutional freedom for pastors and churches. Not to be outdone by last week’s threat to pull business from Georgia, New York and others have banned public employee travel to North Carolina. Why? They want to support their people, businesses, institutions and states and not others. Read more...

Renewed gay marriage ban in Ala. debated

By David Roach - Posted at Baptist Press : MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) -- A Southern Baptist judge in Alabama is among the supporters of state chief justice Roy Moore's renewed order that probate judges stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. "I absolutely agree with his reasoning behind why [Moore] is doing what he's doing," said Nick Williams, probate judge in rural Washington County and a former Southern Baptist pastor. Moore "has every right to issue administrative orders when the court system seems to be in chaos." Moore issued an order Jan. 6 stating Alabama's 68 probate judges "have a ministerial duty not to issue any marriage license contrary to" the state's ban on same-sex marriage. In his order, Moore implied the U.S. Supreme Court's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling in June, which declared same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, applied only to Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee -- the jurisdiction where the case orig

Rise Up, O County Clerks!

By Jesse Johnson - Posted at The Cripplegate : "Let me explain why I think Davis is in the right to refuse: As a Christian, she believes SSM to be sinful, and she does not want to support something that is sinful. And in this case, it is not tacit support but she is being asked to literally sign off on the license. She, as the clerk, must sing the certificate saying, 'Yep, this is a legit wedding, and I approve.'" Flashback: the year is 2004, and same sex marriage is illegal in California (by a law approved by voters in 2000 and affirmed by the State Legislature—this was the “everything but marriage” approach to the SSM issue, allowing same-sex couples the same legal rights as married couples, just without the word “marriage”). San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom, ordered the county clerk to illegally start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. The California Supreme Court stepped in, ordering the process stopped. Eventually the Federal Courts stepped in

Planned Parenthood and Federal Threats

By Al Benson Jr. - Posted at The Copperhead Chronicle: It's not unusual to see the federal government doing what it does best, threatening the states if they refuse to comply with federal edicts. This is, after all, what the centralizers and collectivists in Washington, the District of Corruption, live for. It makes their day if they can find some way, somehow, to stomp on states rights today. Thus, when two states, Louisiana and Alabama, have sought to defund Planned Parenthood, this is something the feds can't afford to let pass. Notice these two states are both in the South. In an article on for August 12th it was stated that: The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women's health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said Wednesday." The article reiterated this same line a couple paragraphs later with commentary from the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS). Reuters noted that

13 States vs. ACLU: Rowan County, NC Prayer Battle

Posted at Culture News: Even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that Christians have a Constitutional right to pray in Jesus' name at government meetings, one federal judge apparently "didn't get the memo" as U.S. District Judge James Beaty ruled in May that it's unconstitutional for Rowan County Commissioners to pray in opening public meetings. The Commission filed its appeal to the 4th Circuit Court two weeks ago, and since then over a dozen states have filed to support the appeal. For background, read Praying Crowds vs. ACLU in Rowan County North Carolina as well as U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allows Christian Prayer in Civic Meetings Also read Most States Tell Supreme Court: We Pray in Jesus' Name Read the entire report here...

The case for secession; an Obama Legacy

By Mark Vogl - Posted at The Nolan Chart: It is vitally important to recall that each of the thirteen colonies were a nation-state unto themselves. England had addressed the Peace Treaty to each of the thirteen, not to one centralized government. This is vital to understanding the concepts of consent of the governed, and secession, along with state sovereignty. The question placed before each state was; are we better off united to the other colonies, subordinating ourselves to a limited federal government? When the thirteen colonies first united in the late 18th century, the arguments for surrendering a portion of each states’ sovereignty to a federal government were relatively straight forward; defense, commerce, resolution of disputes between the colonies, international relations and trade. In terms of defense, the colonies had to look at the larger world, the threat of Amerindians on their frontier, and disputes within and between the colonies. The world was full of bull

Will Alabama buck marriage ruling?

By Charlie Butts - Posted at One News Now: A reaction to the Supreme Court ruling on homosexual "marriage" could be forthcoming soon from the Alabama Supreme Court Liberty Counsel has filed a reply brief with the Alabama court in response to the opinion issued by "five lawyers" on the U.S. Supreme Court. Founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow the brief asks the state court to recognize the ruling as only an opinion that isn't grounded in the Constitution, the constitutional precedence, or the rule of law. "In fact there's precedent for state supreme courts not following bogus United States Supreme Court opinions," Staver explains. "The infamous Dred Scott decision, [which] said that blacks were not entitled to full citizenship, was not followed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court – and history pointed out that the Wisconsin Supreme Court was right and the Supreme Court was wrong." Read more here...

Is “Being Offended” Over Confederate Symbols the New National Pastime?

By Al Benson Jr. - Posted at RevisedHistory: As my wife and I pulled into the parking lot of the grocery store where we do our shopping this morning I noticed a pickup truck parked in the lot with a Confederate Naval Jack on a pole, stuck in the back of the truck. The flag had a yellow smiley face on it, and around the smiley face was written: “If this flag offends you then you have made my day.” While I probably would not have said it quite that way, I can understand the sentiment of the flag owner. I might have said “If this flag offends you then you need a history lesson” or something to that effect, which would have been a true statement. As a Christian, I don’t intentionally set out to “offend” anyone, but I will, to the best of my ability, seek to tell the truth and if that offends someone, then that’s just the way it is. Speaking the truth in love still offends those who don’t want the truth or who don’t want others to have it. I have watched this past couple weeks (no

Louisiana Supremes Slam US Supremes—'Gay Marriage'

Posted at Culture News: In setting aside a state homosexual lawsuit now moot after the recent blessing of the Gay Agenda by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Louisiana Supreme Court took the occasion to blast the highest court of the land for its "complete and unnecessary insult to the people of Louisiana" and for making "a mockery" of the Bill of Rights. "It is a sad day in America when five lawyers beholden to none and appointed for life can rob the people of their democratic process, forcing so-called civil liberties regarding who can marry on all Americans when the issue was decided by the states as solemn expressions of the will of the people. I wholeheartedly disagree and find that, rather than a triumph of constitutionalism, the opinion of these five lawyers is an utter travesty as is my constrained adherence to the 'law of the land' enacted not by the will of American people but by five judicial activists." -- Justice Jeannette Theriol K