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Black pastors Denounce Gay Marriage. Call on U.S. 6th Circuit Court to honor America’s Judeo-Christian values!
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled today to hear six cases from four states — Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio — where pro LGBT, activist federal judges have, in recent months, overturned voter approved marriage protection amendments in favor of redefining marriage.
This is the highest number of marriage protection cases ever heard in circuit court at one time.
Attorneys Representing the State of Michigan are scheduled to argue their case first and shall be allotted the most time to do so, in light of the fact that Judge Bernard Friedman of the Michigan based Federal District Court held a full trial before deciding to arbitrarily over rule the ballot results of the 2004 Michigan voter approved Marriage Protection Amendment.
A group of black pastors and Christian leaders , who have formed a National Christian Leadership Council on Family Values are calling on the U.S. 6th Circuit Court to honor America’s Judeo-Christian values and to protect traditional marriage in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.
“Judge Bernard Friedman of the U.S. Federal District Court in Detroit, Michigan ruled that it is illogical for anyone to vote based upon their moral values. We are calling on the U.S. 6th Circuit Court to recognize the voting rights of the 2.7 million voters in Michigan who absolutely decided that our moral values are and should be the basis of every decision we make, including our support of the 2004 voter approved Marriage Protection Amendment.”- Bishop Samuel Smith, The Apostolic World Christian Fellowship, Evansville, Indiana
Pastor Danny Holliday, Victory Baptist Church, says that the Constitution should be followed by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, “Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it indicate that equal justice under the law is related to sexual orientation! Marriage , furthermore, was defined by God. Not by government. Therefore, the constitution provides us our civil, political, and religious freedom, in accordance with our God given rights. The Court must uphold these God given rights and the constitution.”
Minister Stacy Swimp, Founder of Revive Alive Missional Ministry, Michigan “Research on human sexuality and sexual orientation has overwhelmingly concluded that both homosexual and heterosexual behaviors are conducts. This is true because, no matter who we are attracted to, we have the option to conduct ourselves contrary to what we feel. It is called free will.” Swimp concluded, “Through their will to believe God, many homosexuals and lesbians have converted to Christianity and are now born again, many even marrying someone of the opposite sex and having children. It is clear that homosexuality is not a birth right or permanent condition. Hence, no Federal judge should redefine marriage under the false guise of sexual conduct being a civil right.”
“We pray that the panel of Judges in the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals shall not only uphold the rule of law, but will exercise common sense in denouncing the false narrative which says that marriage redefinition has any association with the historical struggle of Black Americans for social equality. There is no comparison of so called gay rights to the carnage of chattel slavery and the humiliation of Jim Crow which millions of Black Americans suffered from for over three centuries., ” states Darrell D. Mayfield, Kingdom Come Ministries, of Vineland, N.J
Council Nedd, II, Bishop of the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Hillsdale, Michigan, summed up the attitude and long term determination of the Council, “God ordained the sacrament of marriage to be a holy bond between one man and one woman. It cannot be defiled by the laws of man. We will fight and never surrender!”
The Christian Council report that they represent over 33,000 Churches and 3.2 million members.