Monday, June 29, 2015

They have no standard of right and wrong - and do not speak for the masses!


Archbishop Fulton Sheen:
“The millions of the world who keep their fingers on the pulse of public opinion and follow every theory, every vogue, every panacea, every popular immorality, and who approve the appointment of every anti-moral educator, have no standard of right and wrong.

A thing cannot measure itself: A tape measure must be outside the cloth; a speedometer must not be a brick in the roadway; a judge must not be a shareholder in the corporation whose cause he judges.

In like manner the judgment of the world must be from outside the world. Such a standard is the need of the hour — an authority that does not, like some politician, find out what the people want and then give it to them, but which gives them what is true and good whether it is popular or not.

We need someone to be healthy when the world is sick; someone to be a stretcher-bearer when the battlefields are freighted with wounded; someone to be calm when the house is burning; someone to be right when the world is wrong, as on Easter when they who slew the Foe lost the day.”


“Although the policy arguments for extending marriage to same-sex couples may be compelling, the legal arguments for requiring such an extension are not. The fundamental right to marry does not include a right to make a State change its definition of marriage. And a State’s decision to maintain the meaning of marriage that has persisted in every culture throughout human history can hardly be called irrational.”
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS

“Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us. Under the Constitution, judges have power to say what the law is, not what it should be.”
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS

“The Constitution itself says nothing about marriage, and the Framers thereby entrusted the States with “[t]he whole subject of the domestic relations of husband and wife.”
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS

Marriage was defined by God. No man can redefine it. We will defend our religious liberties
Greg Abbott

Official statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling. It reads as follows:
“The Supreme Court has abandoned its role as an impartial judicial arbiter and has become an unelected nine-member legislature. Five justices on the Supreme Court have imposed on the entire country their personal views on an issue that the Constitution and the Court’s previous decisions reserve to the people of the States.
Despite the Supreme Court’s rulings, Texans’ fundamental right to religious liberty remains protected. No Texan is required by the Supreme Court’s decision to act contrary to his or her religious beliefs regarding marriage.
The Texas Constitution guarantees that ‘[n]o human authority ought, in any case whatsoever, to control or interfere with the rights of conscience in matters of religion.’ The FirstAmendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion; and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, combined with the newly enacted Pastor Protection Act, provide robust legal protections to Texans whose faith commands them to adhere to the traditional understanding of marriage.

…. I will be issuing a directive to state agencies instructing them to prioritize the protection of Texans’ religious liberties.”

2 comments:

Peter J. said...

The wiser statement I have seen is the courts majority decision. It has been ignored but speaks well for itself.

Anonymous said...

Bishop Fulton Sheen was the first TV evangelist. I will never forget the program one evening when at the end he said;"I and my writers want to thank you - Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John".