As many expected, the U.S. Supreme Court today handed down its decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, deciding 5-4 that homosexuals have a constitutionally-protected 14th amendment equal right to marry. The decision requires that as of today, all 50 states must permit gay marriage and must recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
What does this mean for Christians?
America’s government was intended by our founders to rest on the stable support of a three-legged stool. One of America’s first laws as a new nation, passed in Congress at the exact time the Bill of Rights was being enacted, identified these three legs as religion, morality, and knowledge (education). This law, the Northwest Ordinance of 1789, was adopted to assist in the formation of new states and territories in the west. It declared that “religion, morality, and knowledge” were “necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind.”
Every day, the attorneys and staff at the NCLL deal with legal issues facing Christians, churches, homeschool families, and Bible-believing ministries all across the country. Yet we know full well that many of the issues facing you—and facing us—are not just legal in nature. They are personal. They are spiritual. They are emotional. And because of this, we have made it our mission to help real people with real problems. We believe that if you give people good information, they can make good decisions.