JAMES DOBSON: CHRISTIANS SOON TO BE ‘HATED MINORITY’
New warning of fallout from Supreme Court
Published: 12 hours ago
James Dobson hosted a panel of Christian leaders on his “Family Talk” radio show Wednesday and warned that Christians are about to face a new status in America as a “hated minority” if the U.S. Supreme Court decides, as many expect, to mandate same-sex “marriage.”
“The heart of what’s happening is an attempt to impose a new morality on all of America,” said Maggie Gallagher, a traditional-marriage advocate for 25 years.
The author of “The Case for Marriage,” Gallagher is co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project.
Homosexual advocates have no interest in a “live and let live tolerance,” she said. “After redefining marriage, the next thing on their agenda is to redefine Christianity.”
Under the new regimen, there will be no difference between man and woman, husband and wife, she said.
The attitude is that if you “see something different, there’s something morally wrong with you.”
Christianity, she said, “will enter a new phase, as a hated minority group.”
She and several others joined Dobson to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court case in which justices, including Elena Kagan and Ruth Ginsburg, who already publicly have endorsed same-sex marriage, will hear arguments April 28.
The interview is available online.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled states have a right to define marriage.
Also visiting with Dobson, who recently clashed with the Obama administration over its abortion mandates, were Jim Garlow, senior pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego, and Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage.
Dobson noted that marriage has been defined as the union of a man and a woman since God created the institution thousands of years ago, predating any government.
And he detailed how in 31 state elections, 31 times voters adopted the traditional definition.
A petition has been created in support of ordinances that allow Christian business owners to live by their faith.
The courts, however, Dobson said, “have steadily been ruling that traditional marriage is unconstitutional and discriminatory and those decisions have found their way now into the Supreme Court.”
“Almost all the court watchers are predicting the highest court in the land is about to redefine marriage.”
If that happens, he said, it “will change everything in the culture,” including churches, schools, businesses, the military and family.
“Who knows where it will end?”
Brown said the judiciary doesn’t have a right to rule on the issue.
“All of us can see there’s nothing in the U.S. Constitution that says anything about the redefinition of marriage,” he said.
But, he said, “We’re at a point in history where ideology trumps all, the notion that judges should be bound at all by what the Constitution or what precedent says.”
He noted that in 1971, the Supreme Court dismissed a case regarding redefining marriage, saying there was no federal question there.
He said Christians are going to have to stand up for their beliefs.
Garlow continued, “If I were the evil one, I would set out to destroy marriage.”
And he warned that the attacks by homosexuals now on businesses will expand.
“What we’re seeing happen to businesses today will happen to churches tomorrow,” he said. “[They may] lose their buildings, or keep their buildings and agree they’re going to perform same-sex marriages.”
He cited existing cases stemming from attacks on Christians who run the Ocean Grove camp in New Jersey, a wedding chapel in Idaho and Houston pastors who opposed a transgender-rights ordinance.
WND has compiled a “Big List of Christian Coercion” with dozens of cases in which Christians have been fined, threatened or penalized for recognizing the biblical definition of marriage.
“It’s evidence of what’s’ going to come to the church,” he said.