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While, in my opinion, the rulings on affirmative action and voting rights can be worked out in the particulars between the Federal Government and the states, the ruling of 5-4 against DOMA was wrong. Many of us in America hold convictions and principles affirming the tradition of marriage between one man and one woman only. Many of us believe it is immoral and unnatural to allow two men or two women to become "married" in the same way as two heterosexuals. It is reprehensible that this court, affected by the liberal members, has sought to redefine an institution thousands of years held as historically and morally absolute. As for the argument that those of us who oppose homosexual marriage simply need not attend gay weddings, this is an absolute lie. We who oppose this arrangement on moral and religious grounds are regularly attacked and belittled by supporters in our society who are viciously intolerant and disrespectful of our freedom of speech and viewpoint expression. Those Christian ministries and individuals opposed to affirming this unnatural lifestyle are subject to continuous harassment, discrimination lawsuits, boycotts, and job loss when one's conscience and values conflict with the homosexual agenda. No, it is not so simple as to state those opposed to gay marriage just get out of the way of this new socially engineered view of progress. That is not enough for the often hostile and aggressive gay militants and their comrades. They want nothing less than total victory, free speech oppression, crushing all peaceful but certain opposition from all quarters, from churches, to academia, to media, to political and social life in America. The tools of anti-discrimination laws, boycotts, career destruction, are part of the arsenal. This newspaper reported on the Chick-Fil-A incident and how the pro-homosexual and gay marriage advocates desired to destroy a business in our country merely because the owner, who denied services to no one, simply stated his religious conviction and support of traditional marriage. Many came out to support this business, and I was one of millions. Editorials may be written in support of gay marriage, and almost none of the liberally slanted news media in America really want to affirm the rights of those who oppose it. In the process of catering to homosexuals, the rights of others are being trampled on. With conviction and determination, those who will not change their views to satisfy an amoral cultural decline, I for one predict continued conflict for years to come. The decision of the Supreme Court can rule in favor of abominations like abortion and in favor of same sex marriage, but this does not settle the issue. There is a court higher than the Supreme Court, and believing Christians will always consider God's word as the final word. Is God really opposed to abortion and same sex marriage? The answer is unequivocal and it is yes.
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