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Newsom:’God forbid’ Prop. 8 be upheld

Friday, June 14, 2013, 2:31 pm | Randy Thomasson

In the biblical context, blasphemy is an attitude of disrespect
that finds expression in an act directed against the character of God
Holman Bible Dictionary (1991)

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat and the former mayor of San Francisco, is an immoral and blasphemous man.

The latest is — in his support of unnatural, unhealthy, unbiblical, and tyrannical homosexual “marriages,” and his desire that the U.S. Supreme Court will this month strike down California’s Proposition 8 reserving marriage licenses for only “a man and a woman” — Newsom has told the PBS NewsHour “God forbid they do the wrong thing” by upholding Prop. 8.

“God forbid”? Mr. Newsom, haven’t you heard that Creator God is clearly against homosexuality and against any marriage not between a man and a woman? From Genesis to Revelation, homosexuality is called a sin by the King of the Universe.

No person who believes in the Bible should put up with Newsom’s blasphemy. Replacing God’s word with his self-styled Catholicism, Newsom holds that Holy God actually likes homosexuality. Isn’t it time to put his claims to the test?

What the Bible says against homosexuality | Why homosexuality is not a “civil right”

But Newsom has put himself on the throne for years. In 2004, when the then-San Francisco mayor printed up homosexual “marriage” licenses, he was on Larry King Live opposite Pastor John MacArthur, who challenged Newsom, “Do you believe the Bible is the word of God?” Admitting “I guess I do,” Newsom then blasted the word of God as “old constructs” that have “held back society,” despite acknowledging that his homosexual agenda is “inconsistent…with your faith.” Transcript | Video

NEWSOM: The point is some of these arguments, they’re reminiscent. With respect to the pastor, I just, you know, I’m a practicing Catholic. I got married in the church two plus years. I don’t see what we’re doing in terms of advancing the bond of love and monogamy and extending that to family, families of same-sex in any way, shape or form takes away anything from the church or the sanctity of the union that my wife and I have.

MACARTHUR: I would just like to ask the mayor as a practicing Catholic, do you believe the Bible is the word of God?

NEWSOM: Pastor, I’m not going to get into a theological debate with you.

MACARTHUR: That’s not a theological debate. That’s just a straight question, do you believe the Bible is the authoritative word of God?

NEWSOM: With respect, I guess I do. Now the response.

MACARTHUR: Then the Bible says when God created man, he said one man, one woman, cleave together, for life. That’s a family. Jesus in the New Testament reaffirms that, all of the writers of the Old and New Testament affirm it. Adultery, bestiality, homosexuality was punishable by death according to the Old Testament law because it was so serious in those early years because it literally shattered the hope of civilization. The New Testament us, of course, grace, those sins, our sins, they are forgivable. Jesus died to redeem us from those sins. We’re all sinners.

KING: What does the state have to do with it?

MACARTHUR: But the point at this juncture is he’s representing the state, he’s coming back and saying I’m a Catholic, and I’m a Catholic and somehow this fits into my Catholicism and I’m saying what’s your authority then?

NEWSOM: I guess the bottom line is we’re living and advancing together across all kinds of differences, pastor. It is an extraordinary, miraculous thing to come out here in San Francisco and I think the world looks to us to see that it’s possible to live together and advance together across our differences, and I’m proud to represent a city that has diverse points of view, open points of view, that doesn’t believe in discrimination and has evolved from the old constructs that I think have frankly held back society and many that are inconsistent, yes, with your faith and I respect the difference of opinion.

“Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men.  Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man, it will be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it will not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come.”
Jesus Christ in Matthew 12:31-32 NKJV

The shaky future of Prop. 8 may depend on one judge

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7:09 am | Randy Thomasson

In the past 24 hours, I’ve defended natural, man-woman marriage on all 4 English-language TV stations in Sacramento, including this good interview on Fox40. SaveCalifornia.com’s strong voice for real marriage, natural genders, and what’s best for children was also seen and heard in Los Angeles, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, and in various national media outlets.

After reading the U.S. Supreme Court transcript of the March 26 oral arguments, my strong belief is Proposition 8, California’s Marriage Amendment, will be decided by one man on the divided court — Anthony Kennedy.

The high court’s “swing vote” is a non-constructionist who believes in the notion of homosexual “rights,” not realizing that  homosexuality is a behavior and not an immutable characteristic, which is required to be considered as a “suspect class” with “civil rights” protection.

Still, Kennedy seems to be a traditionalist in support of a married father and mother being in a child’s best interest, calls homosexual marriages “uncharted waters,” and doesn’t like the “odd rationale” of the Ninth Circuit, which deemed Prop. 8 “unconstitutional.”

See my statement to the media after the hearing

Hear the audio, read the transcript of the oral arguments

Our Republic is on very shaky ground when judges don’t follow the plain words and original intent of the written Constitution. This is why I’ve been telling people that the Prop. 8 case, as much as it matters as a role model for children, is more about our Republic than about marriage.

For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue is preservd. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauchd in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders.
Samuel Adams, the “Father of the American Revolution,” writing in 1775

Prop. 8 at the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday

Monday, March 25, 2013, 10:46 am | Randy Thomasson

It’s good, not bad, that Proposition 8, the 2008 California Marriage Amendment, will be decided by the Supreme Court of the United States.

The homosexual activists and their attorneys and unconstitutional, liberal judges defeated Prop. 8 in San Francisco federal court in August 2010 and at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in February 2012. So our side appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court, and being granted the March 26, 2013 hearing, is the only way to save Prop. 8 from being killed off.

This is a severe crisis. Marriage and our Republic sometimes seem to be hanging by a thread. However, if I were a betting man, I would bet Prop. 8 is upheld, even by one vote. That would likely come from the nine-member high court’s “swing vote,” Anthony Kennedy of California. Kennedy, who believes in homosexual “rights” (but you can’t award rights based on non-immutable or changeable behavior), still might uphold traditional marriage.

You see, in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas case, which struck down all laws prohibiting sodomy, Kennedy wrote three times that legalizing homosexuality does not mean the government must give formal recognition to these relationships.

What’s more, for Kennedy and the four more conservative justices on the high court, the Prop. 8 case is coming to them with a big bull’s eye painted on it. “Liberal of liberals” Stephen Reinhardt, who “struck down” Prop. 8 at the appeals court level, is the most overturned judge in America by the nation’s high court.

Prop. 8 reserved marriage licenses in California for “a man and a woman.” But the legal issues in the Prop. 8 case are more about our republic than about marriage.

Where is marriage in the U.S. Constitution? Nowhere. But the Constitution in Article IV, Section 4 says that each state is guaranteed ‘a republican form of government’ — a government under the written law, not government run by the unconstitutional prejudices of some judges.

And the Tenth Amendment says what are not federal powers, and what is not denied the states, are powers that belong to individual states. What is the supreme law of California? The California Constitution, which, because of Prop. 8, reads, in Article 1, Section 7.5, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

Therefore, the U.S. Supreme Court should uphold Prop. 8 and reserve marriage licenses exclusively for a man and a woman, not only for the sake of children and families, but for the sake of our Republic.

See the amicus brief of Liberty Counsel and Campaign for Children and Families (SaveCalifornia.com)

And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Jesus Christ in Matthew 19:4-6 NKJV