Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cynthia Davis compares gay marriage ruling to Dred Scott decision

(From former Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O'Fallon, now an internet radio host)

As we prepare to celebrate our Independence Day, it may seem hard to maintain our optimism when we consider how much of our independence we have given away.

You may ask, "How have we have given it away?" By giving the power to govern to the Supreme Court, and by giving so much power to the national government, and by giving away jurisdiction over education to state and federal governments. Yet there are some reasons for optimism.

Can good come out of bad? YES!

Many of you may be wondering about how we can understand the impact of the latest opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are some positive lessons that have emerged from the US Supreme Court OPINION on marriage.

Some of the efforts of the homosexuals were aimed at passing laws that will allow them to feel better. They will find out that no man-made law can replace natural laws or God's laws. Those who worked so hard to seek legal affirmation will find that their consciences still feel guilty.

Just like the Dred Scott decision, history will prove that the US Supreme Court is wrong again. The five justices who crafted the majority opinion cost the court a lot of credibility and turned the court into a legislative body without an election by the people.

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops calls the Obergefell decision a “tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, especially children.”

“Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable,” said USCCB president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. ”Just as Roe v. Wade did not settle the question of abortion over forty years ago, Obergefell v. Hodges does not settle the question of marriage today. Neither decision is rooted in the truth, and, as a result, both will eventually fail. Today the Court is wrong again. It is profoundly immoral and unjust for the government to declare that two people of the same sex can constitute a marriage.”

In many Archdioceses across the country, I'm very thankful for Bishops and priests. I wish we knew how many protestant pastors made a statement on the wrongness of homosexuality from their pulpits Sunday morning. Let me know if your pastor guided your church in the correct understanding of this Supreme Court decision. If he was a faithful shepherd, name names. These pastors deserve our applause.

Here is a comment one of my Facebook friends wrote on Sunday:

"Hallelujah! This morning, every Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Palm Beach was required to read a letter from the Bishop unequivocally stating that homosexual marriage and homosexuality, in general, is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic Church and that they can never be reconciled with Catholic Belief."

The American churches would have had a whole lot more credibility in their stance against homosexuality if they had not softened the Biblical stance on divorce, re-marriage, fornication, or adultery.

God has a plan. He is not surprised by our Supreme Court. We will stay the course and see what He does next.


Anonymous said...

Note to conservatives: Don't invoke Dred Scott in response to gay marriage decision
BY PHILIP KLEIN | JUNE 28, 2015 | 12:46 AM

Invoking Dred Scott to describe the gay marriage ruling is a double whammy. It reinforces the idea that conservatives are intolerant, and it suggests they are insufficiently sympathetic to the history of racism in this country.

Anonymous said...

How did this ignorant person ever get elected?

Anonymous said...

It's Godwin's Law with respect to introducing Nazis.

Is there a separate law for using Dred Scott and gay marriage? Or is there just a corollary to Godwin's Law that covers this?

Cynthia needs to add a few layers of tinfoil to her hat to block out the world.

Anonymous said...


Cynthia Davis already used Nazis and Dred Scott in the same post. At least once. (30 seconds with google is all this deluded woman is worth.) Nazis (Germany gassing Jews = Nazis imo) and Dred Scott in the same paragraph with the post titled "Celebration of Life."


"This week marks a lamentable chapter in America when our Supreme Court made a decision as unjust as abetting slavery. (The Dred Scott Decision) A day will come when the supreme court justices, ruling that human life is not protected under the Constitution, will be embarrassed by their jurisprudence. Until that day, it is appropriate for us to continue being a conscience for others and to use this anniversary as a reminder of how nefarious a country can become, with this decision only less than 30 years after Germany was gassing to death the Jews, the handicapped and those who attempted to protect them."

Anonymous said...

To make such a comparison,takes a huge stretch of the imagination to make the connection. I don't think it's right to but such an emphasis on one sin more than another. A sin is a sin in God's eyes. Society may put more focus on a certain sin over another and that's wrong,in my opinion. God only has the right to judge,period. I do feel she has done a huge disservice to conservatives & republicans. Not to mention Christians and anyone with strong religious valves. Clearly,I don't agree with gay marriage but,in the same breath, it's not my place to judge. I'm only stating I don't agree with gay marriage. Those of you that agree,great. That's your right. Gay or straight, we all sin.

Anonymous said...

Of course the Church should not have softened it's stance on adultery, divorce and other "sins". The Bible suggests that the offending (or, sometimes non-offending) party be stoned to death. That's a SUPER idea! Let's all advocate for a strict adherence and enforcement of Old Testament law! How about this instead... "let those without sin be the first to cast stones". That one I can support.

Anonymous said...

This woman is the true colors of the new rebiblicans shining through.

Stone age idiots, except they don't even accept there was a stone age. The earth is 6000 years old and Noah's Ark on all that nonsense.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to church and state being SEPARATE

Give me three good, logical, NON-RELIGIOUS reasons against same-sex marriage. Go on. I dare you. Though you probably won't be able to, since there are NONE.

Anonymous said...

Other than not being able to make legible sentences & use proper grammar, your argument is weak,to say the least. Your attempt to group all republicans,in a little bubble, isn't a fair assessment. I'm assuming, by the way you singled out republicans,your a liberal? So, would it be fair if the readers,of this Blog,grouped all Lib's by your comments? Just because one radical Republican used very poor judgement,in my opinion,and made such comments,doesn't mean ALL Republicans feel the same way. As one or two readers stated above, we all sin. A sin is a sin,in God's eyes. We feel,as any normal human being would feel,that murder is far worse than divorce. I know I'm going to the extreme but, I'm just trying to point out,no one sin is greater than another , according to the Bible.

Anonymous said...

That's the entire problem with the world today! Everybody is taking the God & the Bible out of everything! This country was founded on religion. Have you forgotten the constitution? The whole "In God we trust" part? Our forefathers found it important enough to begin a nation with those words. Men & women have died defending our rights & this great country. That way every one here can have freedom of speech without fear. So, why would you want to take "religion" out of the gay marriage debate? Religion is what gave you the freedoms & rights you have every day. If your not happy living in a free country,that was founded on religion,feel free to move.

GodGivesHeadInHeaven said...

"In god We Trust" meant nothing until the 1950's, everyone was freaking out over the threat of "godless" Communism. Same with "Under god" in the Pledge. You people want to claim that marriage is for procreation? Well how about people who can't have kids (which is something you believe your god did)? Do you think that marriage is strictly a religious thing? My wife and I have been married for 3 years and we're both atheists. Young people are leaving organized religion at a startling pace, and it's because of the intolerance and bigotry it represents.

Learn your history and maybe you won't sound so ignorant next time.