I altered the heading of the article below. Its original title was “When Clinton, Biden, and Schumer Defended Marriage Against Ted Kennedy.” It needed altering. Because the overwhelming majority of people refuse to pay any attention to history, they live as if everyone has dementia or Alzheimer’s and no memory. 1996 wasn’t that long ago in the timeline of history. Everyone wants and demands a sign or signs, yet they can’t distinguish them or see them when they are flashing right in front of them.

The following is proof that what we are all witnessing and living in is not liberal politics, left-wing policies, socialism, and all ills in our society laid at the feet of democrats, so-called progressives and leftists. No, the following is proof none of what is taking place, the erosion, the increased sin and evil, the lawlessness being made lawful, the perverted and corrupt being made normal has anything whatsoever to do with politics or the American system of manmade government. No, this all has its roots in evil. Pure and simple and plain to see if anyone would really care to. But no, people can’t do that. They might actually have to admit there is a God. and might actually turn to the Scriptures. Might actually have to change their tune and dialog. And we could never have that now, could we, as almost all repeat and sing the chorus taught them by that Old Dragon the devil that’s it’s all political, it’s all those terrible leftists, and if only…

I have a lifelong friend that is not a believer in the Bible, thus nor in Jesus as Christ and Saviour. He is conservative and always votes Republican. When I’ve discussed elections, politics, and political issues with him he always, faithfully replies he votes as he does because… “it’s the lesser of two evils.” His words, not mine.

A worldly man sees and knows this and admits this yet those professing faith cannot see it or acknowledge it nor can all those in the world write and speak about what is taking place in America today. Incredible the level of blindness and ignorance in this land!

Wise up. Grow up. See and know the truth. Deal in and live in reality. It’s all about, only about the spiritual war taking place that every person is enjoined in. No exception. And are you going to continue to look for the Enemy on a front where he isn’t dug into one flank or another? Or are you going to recognize the Enemy right in front of you attacking as he and his ministers, his relentless loud soldiers have been and continue?

No, people such as the always left-leaning liberals such as Clinton, Biden, Schumer, and all the rest, along with many professing to be conservative, or professing to be Christian “have been given over” to their reprobate minds as the last day draws ever closer and the return of the Lord Jesus Christ draws ever near. Satan is desperate. And active. Everywhere. And the majority of people are his slaves and soldiers. Not democrats or republicans, or leftists or liberals. They are the soldiers of the devil in the escalating and ongoing spiritual war. When will people finally acknowledge that truth and stop with all the — “it’s political if we get this guy, this woman into office if the next election goes our way it’ll all get better!’

It never has gotten better. It never will. Because it isn’t all about America. Or elections or politicians. It’s about sin. It’s about evil in this fallen world. It’s about the true natures of human beings. It’s about the fulfillment of every word within the inerrant infallible living word of God!

It’s about the “people being given over.” It’s about the last of the last days. It’s about we’re all living the Biblical times of Romans 1.

Proof of this, a clear sign is the article below. Yes, as the author writes under the heading [which I altered] “How times have changed.”

Most certainly! Because the PEOPLE HAVE BEEN GIVEN OVER BY GOD TO THEIR EVIL, UNRIGHTEOUS, WICKED MINDS…nothing to do at all about political parties, elections. All and only regarding the escalating spiritual war every person is engaged in. Continually. Relentlessly.

One time high profile people who have never changed political parties or ideologies have radically changed. Just as the nation has. As the world has. Back in 1996 more than 8 out of 10 people in America were opposed to homosexual marriage. No matter their political leanings or if they even believed in God or what is written in God’s Word.

This radical sea change did not happen because of leftist politics. Come on! Really? That’s where you’re going to go and reside there stubbornly? Without acknowledging the truth and reality?

But who is paying attention to the signs clearly given?

So much easier to just begin pointing fingers and keep blathering on, babbling on about it all being political and those stinkin’ leftists, and if only…or so you think?

No, in truth much easier to go to the foundations. The root cause. To address the sin and evil. To recognize things as they truly are and to call them what they clearly are!

Satan, evil has worn people down. Caused them to become lax. To have their hearts and eyes even dimmed further than they already were. Not even being aware of the rapid decline and having no memory of how things were only about 30 years ago.

Leftist American politics? No, dear ones, friends, brothers, sisters, and enemies of God refusing to believe. Not at all about leftist American politics or any election or politician. Only about the increase of evil and the “people being given over.” 

Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Monday, August 1st, 2022

 

You want a sign? Here you go. Now what are you going to do with it? When Clinton, Biden and Schumer Defended Marriage Against Ted Kennedy

How times have changed.

 

Monday, August 1, 2022

By Terrence P. Jeffrey

Reprinted from FrontPageMag

 

When Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts led the fight in 1996 to stop a federal law that would define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, he faced some prominent opponents in his own party.

They included then-Rep. Chuck Schumer of New York, then-Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware and then-President Bill Clinton.

The marriage issue came up that year because of a case working its way through the state courts in Hawaii. The issue there was whether the Hawaiian constitution protected a right to same-sex marriage.

If Hawaii’s Supreme Court were to rule that this was the case, the other 49 states could have been forced by Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution to recognize those marriages. That section says: “Full faith and credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.”

To stop a few state judges from effectively legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, Republican Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia introduced the Defense of Marriage Act.

This bill was simple and straightforward. It would amend “the Federal judicial code to provide that no State, territory, or possession of the United States or Indian tribe shall be required to give effect to any marriage between persons of the same sex under the laws of any other such jurisdiction or to any right or claim arising from such relationship,” said its official congressional summary.

It would establish, said the summary, “a Federal definition of: (1) ‘marriage’ as only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife; and (2) ‘spouse’ as only a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.”

On July 9, 1996, the House Judiciary Committee submitted its report on the Defense of Marriage Act to the full House.

“The effort to redefine ‘marriage’ to extend to homosexual couples is a truly radical proposal that would fundamentally alter the institution of marriage,” said the committee’s report. “To understand why marriage should be preserved in its current form, one need only ask why it is that society recognizes the institution of marriage and grants married persons preferred legal status.”

“Simply put,” it said, “government has an interest in marriage because it has an interest in children.”

Nor did the committee ignore the moral significance of the debate.

“Civil laws that permit only heterosexual marriage reflect and honor a collective moral judgment about human sexuality,” said the committee report.

“It is both inevitable and entirely appropriate that the law should reflect such moral judgments,” it said. “H.R. 3396 serves the government’s legitimate interest in protecting the traditional moral teachings reflected in heterosexual-only marriage laws.”

“The issue of homosexual marriage is a major concern to many Americans, and I feel that the time has come for Congress to take a stand,” said Lipinski. “What we say today and how we vote on this bill (will) have both legal and moral ramifications for years to come. We cannot sit by and do nothing.”

“Marriage is the foundation of our society; families are built on it and values are passed on through it,” said Lipinski.

“Our Nation’s moral fabric is based on this sacred institution,” he said. “Homosexual marriages would destroy thousands of years of tradition which has upheld our society. Marriage has already been undermined by no-fault divorce, pregnancies out of wedlock, and sexual promiscuity. Allowing for gay marriages would be the final straw, it would devalue the love between a man and a woman and weaken us as a Nation.”

One of those 118 Democrats voting for it was Schumer, who two years later would win a seat in the Senate.

When the Senate took up the Defense of Marriage Act on Sept. 10, 1996, Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts led the opposition.

“I oppose the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, and I regret that the Senate is allocating scarce time at the end of this Congress to consider this unconstitutional, unnecessary, and divisive legislation,” Kennedy said.

“We all know what is going on here,” said Kennedy. “I regard this bill as a mean-spirited form of Republican legislative gay-bashing cynically calculated to try to inflame the public 8 weeks before the November 5 election.”

Kennedy was unpersuasive. The Senate voted 85-14 to approve the act. One of the 85 who voted for it was Biden.

Clinton signed the bill at almost 1 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, 1996. Then his reelection campaign began broadcasting a radio ad.

The Associated Press reported that “the Clinton campaign in its radio ad lists Clinton’s signing of the Defense of Marriage Act as evidence that ‘President Clinton has fought for our values and America is better for it.”

In the 2015 case of Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote an absurd 5-4 Supreme Court opinion arguing that the 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, had created a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

It essentially repeals the Defense of Marriage Act, removing “provisions that define, for purposes of federal law, marriage as between a man and a woman” and “provisions that do not require states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.”

It has now been sent to the Senate, whose Democratic leader is Schumer — and, who like Clinton and Biden, once acted to defend traditional marriage.