Evangelical Leaders Vow Civil Disobedience If Supreme Court Redefines Marriage

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Christian leaders have vowed they will not remain silent – as they did following the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision – on the topic of gay marriage, promising to take nonviolent direct action if the High Court votes to redefine marriage, states crossmap.com.

The Supreme Court is deciding two separate issues: Whether the 14th Amendment guarantees same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, and whether states must honor the same-sex marriage contracted in states that have voted to or allowed the redefinition of marriage.

“We believe that the majority of the Court will rule in favor of elevating what we have always taught to be a sinful lifestyle to the stature of a civil right – forcing us to choose between their ruling and our religious convictions that are based on Scripture,” said Rick Scarborough, a former Southern Baptist minister who now heads Vision America Action.



150th Anniversary Of End Of Civil War Coming Soon

The end of the Civil War was roughly 150 years ago, in the spring of 1865.  The end of the war is generally accepted to be April 9th.  Other sources state the war ended in “Spring, 1865.”

Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant in the town of Appomattox Court House in Virginia on April 9, 1865, states civilwar.org.  The surrender took place in a private home owned by the McLean family.

In Virginia many of the towns which were county seats were called “Court House,” states nps.gov.  So, the full name of the town is Appomattox Court House.

“The building is spelled courthouse (one word), and the town is Court House (two words),” according to nps.gov.

However, the last battle was fought at Palmito Ranch, Texas, on May 13, 1865.

McLean House in Appomattox, Virginia.
McLean House in the village Appomattox Court House.

“It would be useless and therefore cruel, to provoke the further effusion of blood,” said Confederate General Robert E. Lee, “and I have arranged to meet with General Grant with a view to surrender.”

However, a treaty was never signed between the northern states and the southern states.

The surrender was a military surrender of an army on the battlefield, but not an actual treaty, states nps.gov.

According to sources, the North would likely have refused to sign a treaty, because treaties are between nations, and that would have given the Confederate States a certain legitimacy internationally.

After four years of fighting the Civil War, Lee apparently knew it was time to put an end to the fighting.  What a sinking feeling he must have had that day.



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Police Confirm Hit-And-Run At Protest In Riverside, CA

Police confirmed that there was a hit-and-run accident outside the Mission Inn’s annual Festival of Lights in Riverside, California.  Witnesses said 3-4 people were hit by what appeared to be a BMW, but none were seriously injured. No one was taken to a hospital, it was reported.

Witnesses said the people who were struck were taking part in a protest against police brutality.

Social media exploded with reports from the scene mentioning “chaos.”

Jose Negrete tweeted, “Just saw some protesters get run over in Mission Inn avenue Downtown Riverside is crazy right now.”

Protesters said they were doing nothing but being peaceful when the car came rushing through.



Does Alex Jones Pour Gasoline On The Fire?

Alex Jones recently claimed a race war and civil war is coming, and blames the U.N.

If/when his prediction doesn’t come true, will he take it back and apologize?

Also, commentators like Jones like to believe there is a conspiracy in regards to U.N. Agenda 21. What is Agenda 21?

According to Wikipedia:

“Agenda 21 is a non-binding, voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development. It is a product of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992. It is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels. The ’21’ in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st Century.

“It has been affirmed and modified at subsequent UN conferences. Agenda 21’s goal is to help the environment and was agreed at Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Local Agenda 21 is Agenda 21 on a local scale, a saying is ‘think globally act locally.'”

So, agenda 21 is not dangerous and is a set of guidelines for environmental regulation.

It was created in 1992, and is non-binding – meaning that a country doesn’t have to do it. Also, the U.N. does not have the authority to force a country to implement it.

Secular Talk video.