WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) –– On the fourth anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s much disputed Obergefell decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” across the land, pro-family activists spoke out against the disastrous decision which has imperiled religious liberty, faith, and the family.
“Four years ago today, the Supreme Court of the United States imposed homosexual so-called ‘marriage’ on the nation,” said Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH) founder Peter LaBarbera, who hosted the event. “The Supreme Court did something that it did not have the authority to do, which is to redefine marriage.”
“This tragic ruling is immoral, unconstitutional, and imperious,” said LaBarbera.
“We want to make Obergefell as notorious as Roe v. Wade,” declared the AFTAH head.
“The Supreme Court said that homosexuality is immutible, but that was a lie,” said LaBarbera. “Just like Roe v. Wade was built on a lie, the Obergefell v. Hodges decision was built on the lie of immutability. And we’ve seen that lie debunked.”
LaBarbera said that since the Stonewall riots, the country has endured fifty years of “‘in-your-face homosexual activism’ which then morphed into transgender activism, which we’re seeing today.”
A “powerful revolution has taken hold and now dominates the United States,” he added. “Now we see the war to remake Christianity to accomodate the sin of homosexuality.”
According to LaBarbera, there are forces at work that seek to erase the truth about active homosexuality being a sin and to replace it with the converse. Increasingly, opposing either homosexuality or transgenderism is now viewed as a sin.
A challenge to mainstream media: “Come on, Oprah! Come on, Fox News!”
After Grace Harley told her inspiring story about finding freedom in Christ after having lived as a transgender “man” for over twenty years, LaBarbera issued a challenge to the mainstream media.
“Come on, Oprah! Why don’t you feature Grace Harley on your show?” exclaimed LaBarbera. “Come on, Fox News — tell the story of Grace Harley!”
He wondered why Fox News features so many gay conservatives and yet never tells the stories of ex-gays and ex-transgender men and women.
“I thought news people were supposed to be curious,” said LaBarbera, “but as it turns out, they just follow the herd.”
“Right now, it’s all about conformity to LGBTQ” for all the TV news networks, including those that claim to be conservative, asserted LaBarbera. “Whatever the LGBTQ movement says, the media follows.”
If the LGBTQ movement says “there’s a pregnant man, the media says, ‘Hey, a man just gave birth,’” said LaBarbera. “The media have become conformist tools of the [LGBTQ] agenda.”
A call for the nullification of the court’s Obergefell ruling
“We are in a spiritual conflict,” said Pastor Stephen Broden — “one of a magnitude which does not fully present itself because of fake news.”
“There is nothing in the Constitution that gives legitimacy” to same-sex “marriage,” said Broden, who traveled from Texas for the event. “We are embracing an unconstitutional act.”
“Where are the statesmen? Where are the citizens who will stand up and say ‘this is unconstitutional?’ and demand that their Governor nullify Obergefell?” wondered Broden.
“We need to recognize that there is a deliberate attempt on the part of the liberal left to radically change America into an immoral Sodom and Gomorrah,” said the Texas pastor.
Broden reminded listeners of what Supreme Court justices who disagreed with the Court’s now four-year-old decision said.
Justice Antonin Scalia:
This practice of constitutional revision by an unelected committee of nine, always accompanied (as it is today) by extravagant praise of liberty, robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.
Justice Clarence Thomas:
The Court’s decision today is at odds not only with the Constitution, but with the principles upon which our Nation was built[.] … This distortion of our Constitution not only ignores the text, it inverts the relationship between the individual and the state in our Republic.
And Broden said there was a prophetic element in Justice Samual Alito’s dissenting opinion:
Today’s decision usurps the constitutional rights of the people to decide whether to keep or to alter the traditional understanding understanding of marriage. The decision will also have other important consequences. It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.
“If we don’t stop this now, our grandchildren will believe homosexuality is an option, that sodomy is an option for them,” concluded Broden, who encouraged listeners to “stand up and push back now.”