July 22, 2004
For Immediate Release
For More Information Contact: Don Feder (508)
AMERICA OVERJOYED AT PASSAGE OF MARRIAGE PROTECTION ACT
Vision America President Dr. Rick Scarborough praised
the House of Representatives for passing The Marriage Protection Act today.
“Finally – finally – there’s a legislative body with the
courage to stand up to judicial tyranny,” Scarborough said. “While the U.S.
Senate disgraced itself by failing to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment (not
even a simple majority voted for it), the House heaped glory on itself today.
This proves, once again, that the House of Representatives is more
representative of the will of the people than the upper chamber.”
The Marriage Protection Act limits the jurisdiction of the
federal courts. Specifically, the legislation bars federal judges from ordering
states to recognize homosexual marriages performed in other states. The act
passed the House by a decisive vote of 233 to 194.
“Now that the high court of Massachusetts has forced gay
marriage on an entire state, there’s a danger that this decision will go
national,” Scarborough warned.
If a federal court decides to compel Ohio or Michigan to
grant “full faith and credit” to Massachusetts’ same-sex unions, then we’ll have
gay marriage on a national scale.
It will be interested to see what the Senate does with this
legislation. Scarborough noted: “In rejecting the Federal Marriage Amendment,
the rallying cry of liberal Senators was ‘leave it up to the states.’ That’s
exactly what The Marriage Protection Act does – it says the federal courts can’t
interfere. Liberal Senators will have to change their tune once again, making
manifest their hypocrisy.”
Vision America has long advocated limiting the jurisdiction
of the federal courts on both marriage and public expressions of faith.
JULY 15, 2004
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TEN COMMANDMENTS AND MARRIAGE WILL RISE OR FALL
America expressed dismay at yesterday’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for
the 9th. Circuit, which held that a Ten Commandments poster in an
Ohio courtroom is unconstitutional.
court ruled that James DeWeese, a judge of the Common Pleas Court of Richland
County, could not display the Decalogue in his courtroom.
America, which has waged an unrelenting struggle for the right to acknowledge
God publicly, said the ruling was another chapter in the federal judiciary’s war
on America’s Biblical heritage.
America President Rick Scarborough: “It’s hardly possible to walk into a
government building in Washington, D.C., without seeing some reference to the
Ten Commandments or the Bible.”
noted: “Above the main entrance to the Supreme Court Building is a relief of
Moses holding The Ten Commandments. Tablets, with the Roman numerals 1 through
10, are engraved on the oak door leading to the courtroom. According to the 6th.
Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court is violating the Constitution on a daily basis.”
courts have tortured and twisted the meaning of First Amendment to such an
extent that it would be unrecognizable to the Founding Fathers – who were,
almost to a man, devout Christians,” Scarborough charged.
America president said it’s significant that on the same day the 6th
Circuit Court issued its edict against the Ten Commandments, the United States
Senate voted against the family, by failing to pass the Federal Marriage
Amendment to the Constitution.
family will stand or fall together,” Scarborough declared. “The God who gave us
The Ten Commandments established marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The
left – including the judicial left – is dedicated to eradicating America’s
Judeo-Christian heritage to pave the way for the brave new world of secular
humanism, including homosexual marriage.”
America has been actively involved in defense of public displays of The Ten
Commandments and in fighting to preserve marriage. For more information, visit
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