Thursday, September 24, 2015
After the Ruling, part 4
This is the fourth and final article in a series of articles about what to do in the wake of the wicked decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to force states to recognize same-sex unions as if they were marriages. It’s time to stop compromising and get back to doing what is right. It’s time to stop getting hung up on things that don’t matter and to prepare for what is likely to be a great persecution.
What can a godly statesman or political activist do in these times?
The states can combat the gay marriage ruling by simply refusing to obey it. If a state chooses to abolish marriage licenses altogether, they might not have to recognize any marriage licenses, including those issued to sodomites. There are also efforts to call into question the eligibility of two SCOTUS justices Kagan and Ginsburg from the case on the basis of a conflict of interest. But in the current political climate these are unlikely to succeed.
Short of that, the best thing to do is to support legislation which reduces the benefits that government hands out as an incentive for marriage. Get rid of all tax breaks for marriage. In Ohio, I was part of a successful effort to get rid of our state inheritance tax. If you have it in your state, urge your representatives to get rid out it or start a ballot initiative to repeal it if that is an option in your state. If that can’t be done, then support the elimination all exemptions, especially the spousal exemption or allow one to choose any one heir (not necessarily a spouse) to be exempted from the tax. The only benefit that a married couple needs to receive from the government is the recognition that they have joint custody of their children and that only at the local level. Try to reduce or get rid of child tax credits, since these now can be had by sodomites. Support legislation to block same-sex couples from having joint custody of children. Support state legislation which effectively nullifies unjust federal tax incentives and penalties, by refunding the state’s citizens of their federal income taxes or appropriate portions thereof.
Support legislation to protect parental rights from being taken away by the federal government.
Do not vote for any candidates unless they refuse to have anything to do with taxpayer funding of sinful behavior. Do not vote for any candidates for county clerk unless they refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Do not vote for any judges unless they refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies and refuse to participate in awarding same-sex couples joint custody of children. They should not even have custody of children at all if they are in a same-sex relationship. It is very harmful to children. It warps their minds.
I have reached the point where I think that most of my time would be best spent building up the church and forming biblical congregations as God intended rather than wasting my time trying to convince those in power who do not know God to do what is just and right. If you do decide to get involved in politics, don’t bother with the federal government. Try to reverse the damage at the state and local levels.
We are in the world, but we are not of the world. Avoid situations where people can coerce you into participating in sinful behavior. Avoid any dealing with the government, especially the federal government. Be prepared for persecution. Learn to depend on other Christians and on God and try not to be dependent on the wicked for your livelihood or allow them to have any other hold on you. Be patient with sodomites and other sinners when witnessing to them realizing that past experiences may have led them into their wicked lifestyle. But also realize that if they don’t repent, they will be damned. Rid yourself of all hypocrisy which includes condoning unbiblical remarriage after divorce.