Only Justice Devine Stands for Traditional Marriage
The Remaining Texas Supreme Court Justices
Force You to Pay for Homosexual Marriage Benefits
On Friday, September 2, eight of the nine members of the Texas Supreme Court refused to hear the case Parker v. Pidgeon on appeal, thus choosing to abandon traditional marriage and force taxpayers to fund homosexual marriage benefits. All Texas Supreme Court Justices are Republicans.
Justice John Devine stood alone for traditional marriage and opposed the efforts of the homosexual political movement to radically transform our country by creating moral anarchy through judicial activism.
The eight other members of the Texas Supreme Court, Justices Nathan Hecht, Jeff Brown, Eva Guzman, Debra Lehrmann, Don Willett, Phil Johnson, Jeffrey Boyd and Paul Green abandoned Constitutional principles and Biblical values. Only Justice Devine had the courage to stand for states’ rights and for the fundamental right of Texas taxpayers to oppose paying for homosexual marriage benefits. The other members of the Texas Supreme Court are requiring the state of Texas to fund homosexual marriage benefits. Only the legislature has the power of the purse, not the courts.
These justices need to hear from you today! Let them know how disappointed you are that they refused to review this case. Their contact information may be found at the end of this editorial.
The lawsuit, Parker v. Pidgeon, was the case brought against the City of Houston by Jared Woodfill, while he was chairman of the Republican Party of Harris County, for providing taxpayer funded benefits to homosexual partners of city employees.
In his dissent, Justice Devine wrote: “I disagree [with the other eight Texas Supremes]. Marriage is a fundamental right. Spousal benefits are not. Thus, the two issues are distinct, with sharply contrasting standards for review. Because the Court of Appeals’ decision blurs these distinctions and threatens constitutional standards long etched in our nation’s jurisprudence, I would grant review…”
Yes, in 2015 the U. S. Supreme Court did decide in Obergefell v. Hodges that “same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States,” and “there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the grounds of its same-sex character.”
However, Justice Devine argued that the Obergefell decision “concerned marriage, not an Equal Protection challenge…and not spousal employment benefits.”
This Obergefell decision was created out of thin air. That decision violates God’s moral standards which are clearly written in the Bible. Homosexual marriage is a mirage because it does not really exist. It is a perversion. It is a lie.
The practice of sodomy has been and continues to be a criminal offense in Texas, and for good reasons. It is a violation of God’s moral standards and is a perversion of the Natural Law.
Haven’t these eight Texas Supreme Court Justices read the Bible, so that they can know what God thinks about those who approve, promote and practice homosexual activities and fornication? They should read Genesis 18-19 about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which tells the story of God’s complete judgment of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, having destroyed them with fire and brimstone. (Also read Isaiah 3:9, Deuteronomy 29:23, Jeremiah 23:14, Amos 4:11, Luke 17:28-30, Romans 1:18-32 and 2 Peter 2:6-9.)
The men of these cities were participating in perverse acts of sodomy and other sexual immoralities. God’s judgment on these cities should be very sobering to those who think that homosexual and other sexually immoral activity should be accepted, affirmed and celebrated.
Dr. Rick Scarborough, Founder and President of Vision America, has written forcefully about the cowardly actions of the eight Texas Supreme Court Justices who sided with the homosexual political movement in this decision.
“Every member of the illustrious Texas Supreme Court, with the exception of Justice John Devine, elected to hide behind the long black robes of “five unelected lawyers,” (U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ words) who comprised a majority of United States Supreme Court, when they legislated same-sex marriage as the law of the land in Obergefell v. Hodges. In denying review of the case recently before the Texas Supreme Court, known as Parker v. Pidgeon, the court allowed the granting of benefits to same-sex marriage spouses in Texas. They avoided the more difficult and courageous path of standing with Biblical revelation and God’s Natural Law. Instead, these eight justices affiliated themselves with thousands of cowards in the field of law and theology who lack the moral fortitude to do what is right, leaving ordinary citizens defenseless against the aggressive Cultural Marxism that denies religious liberty to those who oppose them.”
Dr. Scarborough has my wholehearted support of his analysis.
Do these eight Texas Supreme Court justices really think that you can separate society’s laws from God’s moral standard, His Law Word? The Ten Commandments and the Bible have been the basis of English Common Law for over a thousand years. Homosexuality is the ultimate sexual perversion which raises God’s wrath and which destroys any society that embraces it. Look at what happened to Greece, Rome and Germany when homosexuality was tolerated and then embraced. Sodom and Gomorrah are a warning to you and me. We cannot allow people to hold office who tolerate, promote or practice this perversion.
Texas has a special interest in encouraging procreation.
Justice Devine stated, “…offering certain benefits to opposite-sex couples would encourage procreation within marriage. After all, benefits such as health insurance provide financial security as couples decide whether to have a child. An opposite-sex marriage is the only marital relationship where children are raised by their biological parents. In any other relationship, the child must be removed from at least one natural parent, perhaps two, before being adopted by her new parent(s).”
The same situation exists with the killing of unborn babies. Although the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the killing of unborn babies in 1973 in the Roe v. Wade decision, the Court has upheld the right of the Federal and State governments not to fund the killing of unborn babies.
Just because the Court grants special rights to groups based upon their activities, no matter how wrong this is, it does not mean that the taxpayers have to fund that activity. This is not rocket science. What were the eight Republican justices thinking?
When you have your next opportunity to vote for members of the Texas Supreme Court, in the 2018 Republican Primary, you need to remember that Justice John Devine was the only Texas Supreme Court Justice who demonstrated the courage of his convictions. Justice Devine rightly opposed allowing the U. S. Supreme Court ruling on homosexual mirage to be extrapolated into forcing Texas cities to provide homosexual benefits to their employees.
It is outrageous that the other eight Republican Justices, Nathan Hecht, Jeff Brown, Eva Guzman, Debra Lehrmann, Don Willett, Phil Johnson, Jeffrey Boyd and Paul Green bowed to the homosexual political agenda. Now you and other taxpayers will be forced to pay for the benefits of homosexual partners which directly violates our First Amendment rights of freedom of religion.
Here is the link to Justice John Devine’s dissent to the Court’s decision:
Email and call Justices Nathan Hecht, Jeff Brown, Eva Guzman, Debra Lehrmann, Don Willett, Phil Johnson, Jeffrey Boyd and Paul Green and let them know how terribly disappointed you are about their refusal to review this case. Tell them that we elected them to stand up for our religious liberties and our Tenth Amendment Constitutional States’ Rights, rather than caving into the homosexual political movement. We, the taxpayers, should not have to subsidize someone’s immoral behavior. Let them know that you will remember this decision the next time they come up for election. Let them know that their actions have consequences.
Ask these justices to grant a motion for rehearing for the lawsuit, Parker v. Pidgeon which would give them a chance to redeem themselves. These justices can be reached by phone at:
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Thanking you for taking action on this urgent matter today, I remain, as always,
Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
Steven F. Hotze, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Conservative Republicans of Texas
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