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Gohmert on Supreme Court Ruling of Same-Sex Marriage

Rep. Louie Gohmert released the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court of the United States ruling on same-sex marriage:

“It is a tragic and ominous day for the United States when a decision by five unelected justices of the U.S. Supreme Court blatantly violates the law in order to destroy the foundational building block for society provided by Nature and Nature’s God – that was stated as divine law by Moses and Jesus. Our nation has been blessed with liberty, opportunity, power, and individual prosperity beyond any other nation in history. Both Moses and Jesus stated that it was God’s law that ‘a man will leave his father and mother and a woman will leave her home and the two will come together as one.’ That defined marriage. Jesus even added that the defined marriage that God brought together should not be divided by anyone. The Supreme Court ruling is heartbreaking for the turmoil it will mean for our nation’s future. 

"The U.S. Constitution gives neither Congress nor federal Courts any authority over marriage. Now, the Supreme Court majority flaunts the law, the U.S. Constitution, and makes its mark in history sealing our fate unless America makes a dramatic turn. Though Chief Justice Roberts was part of the minority today, he has previously and again yesterday established for the Court his example that what the law and Constitution says is of no consequence when his Court has an agenda.

"The law governing all federal justices, 28 United States Code section 455, states:

        ‘Any justice, judge or magistrate judge of the United States shall             

         disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might 

         reasonably be questioned.’

"It is clear beyond any doubt that Justices Kagan and Ginsberg have held exceedingly strong opinions that same-sex marriages were constitutional by virtue of their having performed them. When Justices of the highest court in the country believe they do not have to comply with essential laws governing courts themselves, then there is no overriding legitimate law of the land, which action standing alone is enough to substantiate tyranny. 

"Founders and leaders including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and most all of the Presidents have noted that it is God who has been the source of this nation’s unfathomable blessings. But if Moses, Jesus, and contributors to the Bible were correct, God’s hand of protection will be withdrawn as future actions from external and internal forces will soon make clear. I will do all I can to prevent such harm, but I am gravely fearful that the stage has now been set.

"Our situation evokes the situation noted by Thomas Jefferson in Virginia. Part of Jefferson’s observation is even inscribed inside his D.C. memorial: 

'And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference!'

"Thank God there was a second great awakening or revival in America which fostered and drove an abolitionist movement, and an end to slavery, followed by America’s explosion of individual affluence and world influence. 

"A major question now looming is whether a nation has to comply with law that was promulgated by a Supreme Court majority that included two justices who were legally barred from participating in the new court-legislated, civilization-changing decision that destroys our nation’s heritage of Biblical marriage. May God forgive our Supreme Court majority for its arrogance and its self-apotheosis.”