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CWA of North Dakota’s Response to SCOTUS Decision – Marriage Cannot be Redefined

By July 1, 2015North Dakota
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Concerned Women for America of North Dakota (CWA) deeply grieves the June 26, 2015, decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states. Marriage cannot be redefined; marriage is defined by God’s inspired Word of Truth as the union of one man and one woman.

The Court’s ill decision on marriage, brings to mind Romans 1:21, 25, “For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God, but they became futile in their speculations and their foolish heart was darkened…. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie …”

The Supreme Court believes the lie that humanism, not the Christian worldview, is the bedrock of Western values and law. We should not be surprised. For decades much of our justice system has been set against God’s law of life, marriage and religious liberty. It appears to the world that the Judeo-Christian values as established in America’s constitution are crumbling.

Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of CWA, stated, “What happens next must land squarely on the shoulders of the church of the living God. If pastors choose to ignore this attack on God’s earthly symbol of His relationship to His bride, the church, then marriage in America, as God created it, is finished … The next court cases coming will push for polygamy … the orientation toward creating children provided a basis for male-female marriage, but the new definition has no such foundation and, therefore, creates no argument against state recognition of any other arrangement among amorous, consenting adults.”

View CWA’s National press release issued on June 26 in response to the SCOTUS decision.

CWA is committed to the principles of Biblical marriage and the idea that it is “We the People” who should decide what marriage is, not unelected judges. North Dakota remembers the referendum approved by 73% of the voters in November of 2004 which states,

Marriage consists only of the legal union between a man and a woman. No other domestic union, however denominated, may be recognized as a marriage or given the same or substantially equivalent legal effect.

Today, those voices for truth will not be silenced as we honor God’s law and definition of marriage.

So what do we do now? We no longer have the luxury of keeping our faith private. We must engage in the frontlines of the culture wars and not confine our faith to the walls of our churches.

CWA of North Dakota calls you to PRAY for we are told, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Healing in our land will begin when we repent and turn from the ungodly view of marriage demonstrated by the brokenness in Christian marriages. We need to preserve our marriage relationships and faithfully fight the battles for life, Biblical marriage, and religious liberty!

Please PRAY that those suffering under the sin of disobedience will come to know Jesus Christ and come to honor God’s original design for marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

We must act. Our long term goal is to overturn the Supreme Court’s overreach in Obergefell and restore states’ rights. This will happen only if believers commit to participate in elections. Our immediate priority is to protect the religious freedom of those who will continue to regard marriage as only the union between one man and one woman. The First Amendment Defense Act (S. 1598, H.R. 2802) introduced by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) clarifies and strengthens religious liberty protections in federal law to safeguard from government retaliation those individuals and institutions that promote traditional marriage.

“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near … Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered.” James 5:7, 8, 10, 11

Your faithful prayers and support are greatly appreciated, as together we make a difference to support Biblical marriage, pro-life and religious liberty legislation in our great state and nation.

“I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:13, 14

CWA of North Dakota will continue to lead in the fight for the sanctity of marriage here in North Dakota. It will take time, energy and resources. Will you donate today to help CWA of North Dakota stay on the front lines at this critical crossroads for America?

We are not defeated! We have already won because He Lives! “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” I Corinthians 15:3-5