California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has told the state Supreme Court the term "marriage" can be terminated, because registered "domestic partners" already have all of the same legal rights, benefits, duties and obligations as married couples.
The warning comes from Vote Yes Marriage.com, an organization promoting a state constitutional amendment that would restrict marriage – and its benefits and obligations – to a man and a woman.
Schwarzenegger, as well as Attorney General Jerry Brown, recently submitted briefs to the state Supreme Court, which is considering a lawsuit that could result in "marriage" being granted to same-sex duos.
Brown, former governor of California and mayor of Oakland, unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president three times.
As part of its deliberations, the court asked for the response from the attorney general and governor on the impact the decision could have on the state....
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: So this is what it's coming to? The homosexual lobby is so close to pressuring California into allowing gay-marriage, that the state's only recourse it to ban all marriage entirely -- turning everything into "domestic partnerships." Sorry, but this is a little creepy, and reminiscent of the old Biblical prophecy about the last days...
1st Timothy 4:1-2
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry...
Let's dissect this passage...
1.) "in later times some will abandon the faith"
We saw the beginning of this in the so-called "Enlightenment" period (1700s), followed by the militant atheism after the industrial revolution (1880-1920).
2.) "whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron"
Hmm. What could Paul mean by this? When something is seared with heat, it becomes scar tissue, without feeling, having the nerves deadened. What could this describe better than homosexuality? A condition in which those who practice it claim they are "born that way," and there is "nothing wrong with it."
3.) "They forbid people to marry"
This has been a troubling passage to many Bible scholars. Throughout history, there has never been any civilization that has attempted to "forbid" marriage. So what could it mean? Many Protestant theologians have speculated that this has something to do with the celibacy rule in the Roman Catholic priesthood. That's a nice guess, an incorrect guess, but a good one nonetheless. This guess cannot be right because in actuality, the Roman Catholic priesthood does not forbid marriage at all. Forbidding means to eliminate entirely. Such is not the case with Roman Catholic priests. They can leave the priesthood anytime they want and get married. Furthermore, the Catholic priesthood also makes exceptions, allowing priests to marry in the eastern Byzantine Rite, and in the Anglican Use (emerging Anglican Rite). Actually, as flawed as that guess is, it merely demonstrates that up until now, we haven't had anything in history to measure up to the prediction of this prophecy. Now we have a glimpse of what this prophecy could mean in the future, with this legal drama unfolding in the California Supreme Court. If such a ban were to ever be put in force, either in California or somewhere else, it would create the sweeping elimination alluded to in this prophecy.
It doesn't stop there. The prophecy goes on...
1st Timothy 4:3
...and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.
I suppose this will be the next thing to come down the river. Perhaps within a generation or so, the wacky animal rights advocates will gain as much political clout as the homosexual lobby has today. "Impossible!" you may say. We'll I'm sure they would have said the same thing about "gay rights" back in 1955.