Delegate Bob Marshall sent out email today. He announced an Op-Ed posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Friday, July 4, 2014. Of course, that was a holiday, and almost nobody read the newspaper that day. I wonder if the paper decided to bury his Op-Ed.
What did Marshall have to say?
In February, a federal judge in Norfolk misused her position to force homosexual “marriage” on Virginia, which embraces traditional marriage in its constitution. She has done violence to children and also to government by the people.
Now, three more judges are also considering whether they know better than 1.3 million Virginia voters.
She asserts her decision was required by the 14th Amendment. But this amendment, a constitutional provision written in the blood of 600,000-plus Americans, had a wholly unrelated purpose. As Justice William O. Douglas explained succinctly, “The 14th Amendment was passed to give blacks first-class citizenship.”
The Equal Protection Clause had and has no bearing whatsoever on homosexual “marriage,” except in the vain imagination of activist judges. Congressional debates and documents show that no part of marriage or family law was altered by its passage. The same state legislatures that ratified the 14th Amendment overwhelmingly also enacted laws criminalizing sodomy in their states. (continued here)
Not too long ago Marshall announced he had introduced two resolutions in the Virginia House of Delegates designed to begin the process of impeaching Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (here). Instead of enforcing the laws of Virginia, Herring is representing his own agenda.
Herring announced in January that he found the 2006 amendment to the state constitution that defines marriage as between a man and a woman to be in violation of the U.S. Constitution. He also decided to side with the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning the law. (from here)
Speaker Bill Howell said he did not support Marshall’s resolutions.
Marshall’s latest inquiry is unlikely to find much support from House Republican leaders, who have repeatedly stated that impeachment is not an option.
“The Speaker has expressed his concerns regarding the Attorney General’s actions, but does not believe impeachment is an appropriate or practical recourse at the moment,” said Matt Moran, a spokesman for Howell.
“An impeachment process requires two-thirds of the Senate to convict,” Del. C. Todd Gilbert, R-Shenandoah, said in March at a Clergy and Christian Leaders Summit in Richmond. (from here)
Unless we offer victory up to them upon a silver platter — unless we give them no other choice — Republican leaders will not fight. In fact, Republican leaders usually show more ferocity to those who would fight to defend our nation’s traditions and republican form of government. Therefore, even though the majority of the people still support traditional marriage, in state after state such weak men and women have stood by as devious judges have overthrown traditional marriage.
James 4:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
These judges tell us the Law says what it clearly does not. These judges calmly explain that what is good is evil and what is evil is good. With outright lies, these judges have foisted same-sex “marriage” upon us as a “right.” In fact, they insist that to believe otherwise is the worst sort of bigotry.
Such judges — and the men and women who chose them — will have Hell to pay.
Isaiah 5:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Of course, there is plenty of blame to go around. We each must consider who we voted for, and we must ask ourselves why.
May our Lord have mercy on us all.