Important Message from the National Organization for Marriage

National Organization for MarriageThe National Organization for Marriage (NOM) issued the following statement on June 26, 2015, following the US Supreme Court decision on marriage:

[Excerpt] The US Supreme Court does not have the authority to redefine something it did not create. Marriage was created long before the United States and our constitution came into existence. Our constitution says nothing about marriage. The majority who issued today’s ruling have simply made it up out of thin air with no constitutional authority.

In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Dr. Martin Luther King discussed the moral importance of disobeying unjust laws, which we submit applies equally to unjust Supreme Court decisions. Dr. King evoked the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas that an unjust law or decision is one that is “a human law that is not rooted in eternal law or natural law.”

Today’s decision of the Supreme Court lacks both constitutional and moral authority. There is no eternal or natural law that allows for marriage to be redefined.

This is not the first time that the Supreme Court has issued an immoral and unjust ruling. In 1857, the Court ruled in the infamous Dred Scott v Sandford case that African Americans could not become citizens of the United States and determined that the government was powerless to reject slavery. In 1927 the Court effectively endorsed eugenics by ruling that people with mental illness and other “defectives” could be sterilized against their will, saying “three generations of imbeciles are enough.” And in Roe v Wade, the Court invented a constitutional right to abortion by claiming it was an integral element of the right to privacy. Over 55 million unborn babies have died as a result.

We urge the American people and future presidents to regard today’s decision just as President Abraham Lincoln regarded the Dred Scott ruling when he said in his first inaugural address that “if the policy of the government upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made…the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.” [End excerpt]


  • Emily Berend

    While I am deeply saddened by the Court’s ruling, I am not at all surprised. The strong gay agenda seems to be supported by the many whose families have been affected by a close relative in a homosexual relationship. Instead of grieving for the sin of a family member, they move to the side of moral relativism and want to deny the sin so they can accept the behavior. We have all sinned in one way or another, but if we are not kidding ourselves, we recognize the sin; repent, confess and promise to sin no more. This is dividing my own family of origin, as now I see rainbows replacing profile pictures; statements of many having tears of joy and “love has won.” Anyone who disagrees is judgmental and mean spirited. I am deeply saddened by this division and moral decline and am dedicated to praying for and defending Christian Marriage as the sacred sacrament that God created it to be between one man and one woman.

    1. Terry Modica Post author

      Thank you, Emily, for your very compassionate comment. I hope that all who read it will see the compassion, which as Christ showed, comes also with standing on the side of moral truths. Our world now calls good evil and evil good. Those of us who stand with Christ and recognize our own sins and repent of them to grow in holiness are better equipped to call good as good and sin as sin.

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