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Sodomites have been recently emboldened as lower courts lawlessly have been ruling in their favor and as more of them get in positions of power. Recently, the city of Houston has pushed a “bathroom bill,” which was spearheaded by their queer mayor, Annise Parker, to allow men who are gender confused to use women’s bathrooms. Now, the city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is skipping towards Gomorrah in a move that would force Christian pastors to perform same-sex “marriages” or face a violation of unlawful non-discrimination laws.
The Hitching Post wedding chapel, owned by Donald and Evelyn Knapp, who oppose redefining marriage to include same sex couples have a religious exemption, but they are a for-profit business. So what is the issue?In 2014, a federal judge in Idaho ruled that the same-sex “marriage” ban was unconstitutional. Upon the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the case, the earlier ruling stood.
However, as I pointed out at that time, this is not a federal issue and so anything ruled by the federal judge or the Supreme Court is irrelevant. It is a state issue and on top of that it is a Biblical one in the fact that it is about the defining of marriage. Thus, the governor of Idaho, as well as Scott Walker of Wisconsin and other governors of states that took this issue to the Supreme Court should stand up and say we aren’t following that ruling. It’s unlawful to do so and that court is not the final authority when it comes to this issue.
Donald Knapp has stated openly the real issue. In May, he told KXLY, “I think the Bible is pretty clear that homosexuality is not his way, and therefore I cannot unite people in a way that I believe would conflict with what the Bible teaches.”
Amen! That is the way all Christian people should think.
On Friday, the Knapps were faced with a 180-day jail term and $1000 for every day they decline to perform the “wedding” of sodomite couple.
Alliance Defending Freedom, the same organization that has stepped into the midst of the lawlessness in Houston, filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and federal lawsuit on the Knapps’ behalf.
Written By: TIM BROWN, continue at FREEDOM OUTPOST