Are We Too Far Off The Right Path To Find It Again?
Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – “We have a story today about the State of Alabama saying to the Supreme Court of the United States, one judge standing up, being a man and being counted, being a Christian man and being counted, says: No, I am not going to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals. I’m not going to do it. I won’t do it. He should hold the line on this.” Check out today’s transcript for the rest….
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Mike: We have a story today about the State of Alabama saying to the Supreme Court of the United States, one judge standing up, being a man and being counted, being a Christian man and being counted, says: No, I am not going to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals. I’m not going to do it. I won’t do it. He should hold the line on this. Here’s the story:
At least 51 of 67 Alabama counties were not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today in defiance of a federal ruling to do so, according to an ABC News count.
Among the Alabamans affected today were Joe Baker and Russell Wilson, who said their excitement turned to disappointment as they headed to the Mobile, Alabama, courthouse to get a marriage license and found the office window closed.
“We thought the windows were going to open at 8 [a.m.],” Baker said. “They just [kept] delaying it and delaying it.”
Instead of signing marriage licenses, Baker and Wilson gathered with several other same-sex couples today in a law office to file new petitions.
“No windows open. No marriage license,” Wilson said. “We waited 33 years for this. … It’s a big disappointment.” [Mike: Now, listen to this. I want you to listen to how this is worded by ABC News. I’m going to quote this to you directly.]
It was a chaotic day for same-sex couples as a U.S. Supreme Court decision made Alabama the 37th state today to allow same-sex marriages.
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Mike: Again, a federal charter entered into for the benefit of the citizens living in states of the union is now being used against those same citizens to force feed to them things that they do not wish to accept, that they, as a matter of faith, will not accept. This is another reason why the story of those priests, those bishops, those nuns, and those peasants in France who refused to take Robespierre and the radical republican revolutionistas in France’s oaths to deny their God, to renounce their baptismal vows, those people are heroic. They would have told the Supreme Court to go pound sand. We’ll mobilize an army against you, which is what they did in the Vendée in France. They knew that an army was coming for them if they chose to not accept the atheist edicts of the state.
The citizens of the Vendée in France said: Guess what? If we’re going to become martyrs, we might as well become martyrs protecting our land and our women and our children and our churches and our priests whom we love and who have refused to take the oath. French authorities tried to force the clergy to take an oath that was written by and made the priests swear an oath to the State of France, not to God. In Vendée, five out of six priests refused. They said: No way, not going to do it. They were supported by their largely peasant but peaceful parishioners, nearby citizens. They finally fielded an army. There’s a movie made about the Vendée. I never saw it. Some of you told me that you’ve seen it. I haven’t seen it, but just listening to the story tells me that it’s, again, something else, a little part of history that is just not understood by Americans. The fact that Americans at the time were supporting this, until they learned of the atrocities of the September Massacres in Paris, many Americans were cheering this on, as if it was the same as the one that happened here. A cautionary tale, I think.
My point is, there were thousands, tens of thousands in France that refused. All they were told was: Look, all you’ve got to do is take this vow, dude. They didn’t tell them they had to marry homosexuals or anything of the sort. They just said: You have to take this vow. The vow was very similar to the one that the priests took. They just replaced some of the references to God with the State of France. They refused. Many of them were executed as a result of this. People ask me all the time: Mike, what can we do about it? Resist. Those people resisted as a Christian / Catholic population.
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