More than 30 magistrates in North Carolina have refused to perform weddings. But thanks to a new state law, they were able to do so legally.
Right after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, the state passed a law allowing officials to opt out of performing all marriages.
The law exempts court officials with a “sincerely held religious objection” and is designed for those opposing gay marriage.
The law’s original sponsor, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, said it’s probably preventing situations like the one in Kentucky.
“It’s keeping folks from having to choose between their job and their religious beliefs. I think that’s important,” he said.
Berger said so far the law hasn’t caused any problems.
“I think the law is working very well,” he said.
Only Utah has a similar law.
Kim Davis has been jailed by the American government for refusing to submit to the homosexual agenda. This only shows that the time is now coming when Christians are going to have to fight. The time is now coming when God is using persecution to sift out the saints from the hirelings. Carly Fiorina, the “conservative” whom so many are praising, has proven herself to be a Jezebel, slamming Kim Davis for her righteous decision, saying:
Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion.
I did a very distinct video, explaining the nature of what is happening, what will happen in America, and why this is happening in America:
This Christian woman refused to submit to the delusions of the sodomites, and now she is behind bars. Now can she hold up the title of St. Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:1), and now must we say with St. Paul, “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.” (Hebrews 13:3)
Indeed, let us remember this woman; let our minds be aware of her noble actions of sacrifice. The heathens told her to offer her soul for the gain of her occupation, but she instead offered the sacrifices of righteousness (Psalm 4:5). She affronted the invasion of Sodom, and resisted with all tenacity the horrid onslaught of the reprobate. She could have saved her own self, she could have kept her attachment to her money, and could have looked back like Lot’s wife (Genesis 19:26); but instead she followed the words of Christ:
Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. (Luke 17:32-33)
She did not save herself, and even when the acolytes of antichrist offered her the deal of allowing her employees to give the licenses to the sodomites for her release, she refused. Surely, a sacrifice cannot be done without endurance, without losing something dear to our fleshy hearts. Solomon tells us, “To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” (Proverbs 21:3) Because a righteous action requires far more tenacity and valor than sacrificing animals, and thus the offering of self and carnal attachments is of the greatest sacrifice. St. Odo of Cluny wrote that “it is almost always happens that when anything pleasing is offered to God, it is carried with difficulty.” (1) To refuse to submit to the sodomites, at the cost of one’s freedom, most definitely is a sacrifice.
Look to the beautiful pillars of the Faith — how they raise high the virtues of Heaven! —; gaze with the eyes of your souls, to the basins of the Faith — how they shield against the arrows of the devil! —; look to the holy saints of Christendom, and you will see resistance against the tyranny of abysmal demons who now possess the enemies of the Cross. Resistance against evil is of the essence of the Faith. As Benjamin Franklin said:
Moses standing on the shore, and extending His Hand over the sea, thereby causing the same to overwhelm Pharaoh who is sitting in an open Chariot, a crown on His Head and a sword in His Hand. Rays from the Pillar of Fire in the clouds reaching to Moses, to express that he acts by command of the Deity. Motto, Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
Read the life of the saints and you will see rebellion against the tyrant Satan. The devils take possession of the souls of men, and through them they attack the saints. And so God uses His saints, and the one who are joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17), to fight those being used as instruments for the demonic.
Throughout sacred history, this can be witnessed; through time did the sons of light battle against the spawn of darkness. In Maccabees, it says: “Elijah, for that he was exceeding zealous for the Law, was taken up into heaven.” (1 Maccabees 2:58) All those who have zeal will be united with God, and will come “to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem” (Hebrews 12:22).
Before the righteous Maccabeans revolted against pagan tyranny, the traitorous Jews “built a gymnasium in Jerusalem according to the manner of the Gentiles.” (1 Maccabees 1:14) And what would be included in this manners? No one can deny that it would be homosexuality. The Jews “sold themselves to do evil.” (1 Maccabees 1:15) Homosexuality is definitely amongst the most evil of things. The gymnasium was a place where the pagans would exalt the male body to not only partake in homosexual attraction, but also to honor the pagan gods, (2) by whom homosexuality was justified.
It was, therefore, not against mere tyranny that Judas Maccabees revolted, but homosexual tyranny. Paganism and homosexuality are very much intricate and interconnected. They are both part of antichrist doctrine. St. Paul tells us that those who “changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man” (Romans 1:23), also “exchanged the natural use for what is against nature.” (Romans 1:26)
Since God is the Creator of nature, those who hate Him will inevitably go against nature and try to redefine reality itself. To equate homosexuality with the love between a man and a woman—to call a man a woman and a woman a man, is to attempt to redefine nature, and those who want to redefine reality will also try to redefine life, to thus dictate who is worthy of living and who of dying, in their sight. This is why there are so many homosexual serial killers, and why, when homosexuality and perversion sink their claws into the fabric of society, they will commence tyranny against those who live for “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) The pagan sodomites invaded Judea and wanted to uproot the Faith from the land; and against this despotism did Judas Maccabees revolt. In the words of the Scripture:
And he extended the glory of his people,
And put on a breastplate as a giant,
And girt on his weapons of war.
He set battles in array,
He protected the army with the sword,
And he was like a lion in his deeds:
And as a lion’s whelp roaring for prey
He pursued the lawless, seeking them out,
And burnt up those that troubled his people.
And the lawless lost heart for fear of him,
And all workers of lawlessness were sore troubled,
And deliverance prospered in his hand.
And he angered many kings,
And made Jacob glad with his acts.
And his memorial is blessed for ever.” (1 Maccabees 3-7)
And what must Christians do against such a repulsive oppression and tyranny, but revolt, if the sodomites continue their onslaughts? In the most militant words of the holy Apostles: “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) When the pagans wanted to afflict the Hebrews as they were trying to rebuild the Temple, the prophet Nehemiah armed his people and told them:
Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses. (Nehemiah 4:14)
In Christianity, mysticism and war become one. The prophet tells us to remember the Lord, this is contemplation; he tells us to fight for your brethren, this is war. The unity between contemplation and militancy is the essence of the Faith; to remember God in perpetual awareness, and being joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him, becoming the weapon of God and an advancer of His justice, praying to God with Maccabees, “Strike them down with the sword of those who love thee” (1 Maccabees 4:33). The warrior strikes the wicked, but it is God Who strikes through the arms of His servant.
This is theosis and the manifestation of love. Judas Maccabees reached theosis because of his zeal, being one with God and thus being the instrument of the divine justice. One becomes unified with God through love; for having love, by laying down one’s life for the brethren (which is the greatest love), one unites with Love — that is, God. And so Maccabees declares, “Fight this day for your brethren.” (1 Maccabees 5:33) And in another place he says, “let us die manfully for our brethren’s sake” (Maccabees 9:10). Christ told St. Peter, “strengthen your brethren.” (Luke 22:32) To strengthen the brethren is to fortify their hearts, and even to fight for them against the tyrants. St. Gregory VII, referencing this very verse, wrote:
And because our fathers, in whose footsteps we, though unworthy, desire to walk, often went to those regions for the strengthening of the Catholic faith, we also, aided by the prayers of all Christian men, are under compulsion to go over there for the same faith and for the defense of Christians — provided that the way shall be opened with Christ as our guide — for the way of man is not in his own hand, and the steps of a man are ordered by the Lord. (3)
The command of Christ to strengthen the brethren is applied to warfare against the forces of darkness in the cosmic war between good and evil. Bishop Bonizo of Sutri—writing on the valorous feats of the crusader, Herlembald—praised his protecting of the brethren through faith and the sword:
He realized that there was nothing more important for him to do than to take up arms like the mighty Judas to defend himself and the people of God who wished to fight for righteousness. (4)
Holiness does not remain idle: it expands; and, in expanding, it destroys evil. Goodness does not remain static: it conquers. Only God is good, and so to expand goodness is to be united with God and to flood the world with His ever-glorious light. To shine the candle of zeal is to dissipate the darkness, and thus to be a witness of God is to scatter the wicked. St. Chrysostom said that Christ “hath made us His own body.” (5) Thus when Christendom, under the governance of the divine sword, slays the wicked tyrants and obliterates the enemies of God, it is Christ Who destroys them through His beloved children.
You may say that to affirm that the sodomites and their advancers deserve destruction is against Christian meekness. But those who bring up such objections do not understand the Christian concept of being meek. In the words of Bishop Fulton Sheen:
The meek person is not one who refuses to fight, nor someone who will never become angry. A meek person is someone who will never do one thing: he will never fight when his conceit is attacked, but only when a principle is at stake. And there is the keynote to the difference of the anger of the violent and the anger of the meek person. (6)
It is the homosexual who is violent; it is these sodomites who ceaselessly make war upon us and the holy laws. Thus, as Christ was angry when He saw His House being harloted, and as Moses was enraged when he saw God mocked by the people and their calf idol, Christians must get angry against the homosexuals and their wickedness.
The Christian does not revolt in anger for the sake of the ego, but, rather, for the denial of ego and self. The maliciousness of the enemy is all the result of his indulgence in the flesh; he is drunk off his own ego. But the Christian, not remembering self, but being in God, wars against the slaves of the flesh. St. John of Damascus wrote that the man who turned his attachment from God and became attached to the things of the flesh, “was also to transfer his anger from the real enemy of his salvation to his own kind.” (7) Thus those who are slaves to ego hate their fellow man, despise humanity, and war against mankind. Amongst these are the sodomites, who wish to abolish marriage and abolish the order by which God has man to be fruitful and multiply.
Truly, it is the sodomites who wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12), and it is the Christians who war “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12) The sodomites hate humanity, and so to fight them is to fight against the enemies of mankind, and for the triumph of the Spirit. The Scripture says:
The wicked shall be turned into hell and all the nations that forget God. (Psalm 9:17)
Notice that it does not refer to individuals, but to nations. And I say to you, O Christians, will you allow your nation to be perverted by the haters of God?
Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies. (Psalm 139:21-22)
Will you allow civilization to be swallowed up by these Canaanites, who, in antiquity, participated in all their abominations? Did not Joshua destroy them? Where, then, is our Joshua? The warriors of Heaven “through faith subdued kingdoms” (Hebrews 11:33), and Joshua was amongst those warriors, subduing the kingdoms of the Canaanites, which were filled with wickedness and homosexuality. The poor sons of Abraham, abandoned by all men, subdued such violent and vicious nations. And where are you, O Christendom, to subdue the savage invaders, who “come unto us in fullness of insolence and lawlessness” (1 Maccabees 3:20)? Let the nation say with Maccabees, “we fight for our lives and our laws.” (1 Maccabees 1:21) Not secular laws, but the laws of Heaven, against which no enemy can prevail. Let the governments take up the Holy Cross, and destroy the works of the devil. (1 John 3:8) Let it destroy the advancers of antichrist, and utterly annihilate the acolytes of the evil doctrines of Sodom. Christus vincit!
Theodore Shoebat is the Communications Director for Rescue Christians, an organization that is on the ground in Muslim lands, rescuing Christians from persecution. He is the author of two book, For God or For Tyranny and In Satan’s Footsteps: The Source and Interconnections of all Evil , he also has a DVD series called “Christian Militancy,” which is on Christian warfare and our fight against evil and tyranny.
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