Jeffress: U.S. will cheer same-sex ruling

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

A prominent pastor, author, and radio host predicts that the U.S. Supreme Court will favor homosexual "marriage" over natural marriage in coming days, and a majority of Americans will support the court ruling.

"The Supreme Court has never set trends. It has always followed trends," observes Dr. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas.

The court historically "puts its finger in the air" to see which way the wind is blowing, says the pastor, "and the wind is certainly blowing in favor of same-sex marriage."

Jeffress, Rev. Robert (FBC Dallas)The Washington Post seemed to echo that observation in April. In a story about oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, the newspaper reported that many states are legally recognizing same-sex marriages, "offering the kind of cultural shift the court often likes to see before approving a fundamental change."

A recent Quinnipiac University Poll revealed that 56 percent of American voters would support making same-gender marriage a constitutional right. 

Meanwhile, a Pew Research Center survey released last week found that 57 percent of Americans are now in favor of redefining marriage. 

How will a "fundamental change" to marriage affect churches in the United States?

A lengthy story in The Weekly Standard predicts that homosexual activists will come after churches and their pastors if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage.

Those activists "will tolerate religious liberty only so long," the story's author, Jonathan Last, predicts, using their own stated plans and admissions to make his case. 

wedding rings on Bible 620x300Last points out that homosexuals forced Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla, to quit the company he founded because he had donated $1,000 to Proposition 8 six years earlier.

After stepping down, Eich was ridiculed on Twitter a year later by a homosexual who had demanded he resign for the $1,000 donation. That ridicule led Last to write: 

It’s a small thing, to be sure. But telling. Because it shows that the same-sex marriage movement is interested in a great deal more than just the freedom to form marital unions. It is also interested, quite keenly, in punishing dissenters. 

"One suspects," Last writes, "this isn’t exactly the same-sex marriage future that Americans bargained for."

According to the polls, however, it's what most Americans say they favor. 

"I think in one sense these polls are an indictment of the Christian church and its failure to present God's truth in a compelling way," Jeffress tells OneNewsNow. 

Many people who favor same-sex marriage identify as evangelicals, says the pastor, and their beliefs are the result of pastors remaining silent in the pulpit.  

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