The Supreme Court’s ruling in June 2015, legalizing gay marriage for the entire country (ruling by a slim majority that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage), puts Churches in a position where they must clarify (in detail) their views on marriage and sexuality to protect them from the threat of wrongful government intrusion on the practice of their faith.
First two audio messages
Dissenting comments to the June 2015 ruling
- Justice Roberts said, “as a judge, I find the majority’s position indefensible as a matter of constitutional law.”
- Justice Roberts stated that the five justices are, “engaging in policymaking free of Constitutional foundation.” he also said, “Celebrate the decision if you favor it. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”
- Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. – “Today’s decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage.”
- Justice Scalia – “A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.” Scalia added that, “Today’s decree says that the Ruler of 320 million Americans coast-to-coast, is a majority of the nine lawyers on the Supreme Court.”
- Justice Thomas took issue with the comparison of same-sex marriage bans to laws banning mixed-race marriage calling such a comparison, “both offensive and inaccurate.”