Wednesday, July 8, 2015

State Senator Lee Bright: Time "to make our stand" against Same-Sex "Marriage"

South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright recently said this to his fellow SC senators:

Members of the Senate, I heard our President sign a religious hymn and then Friday night I watched the White House be lit up in the abomination colors. It’s time. We’ve got Amazing Grace, we’ve got people in the stands here of faith.  It’s time for the church to rise up. It’s time for the state of South Carolina to rise up. Romans chapter one is clear. The Bible is clear. This country was founded on Judeo Christian principles and they are under assault by the men in black robes who were not elected by you. We better make a stand. What I’d like to see is these folks that are working in the position of dealing with these marriage certificates not to have to betray their faith or have to compromise their faith in order to subject themselves to the tyranny of five judges. What we need to do is to debate this on the floor.

Our governor called us in to deal with the flag that sits out front. Let’s deal with the nation of sin that we face today. We talk about abortion but this gay marriage thing, I believe we will be one nation gone under. Like President Reagan said ‘If we’re not one nation under God, we will be one nation gone under.’ And to sanctify deviant behavior from five judges. It’s time for us to make our stand. It’s time to make our stand and we’re not doing it. We can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the Devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him. It’s time to make our stand. Let South Carolina discuss it. If the state’s got to get out of the business of marriage then let’s get out of the business of marriage because we cannot succumb to what’s to come of the future of this nation.

Now I believe that Christ teaches us to love the homosexual but He also teaches us to stand in the gap against sin and we need to make our stand. I know how people feel, of all colors, about this. I know that we need to respect our brother and love our brother but we cannot respect this sin in the state of South Carolina so I’m asking you to open up the signing dye and let’s deal with marriage. If we’re not going to find some way to push back against the Federal Government like our forefathers did or push back against a tyrannical government like the founders of this nation did, let’s at least not put these citizens of South Carolina in a position where they’ve got to choose between their faith and their jobs.

(citation from Fox Carolina; bolded emphasis ours)


Dave Mason said...


I am so frustrated that Liberty groups like the tea parties and Campaign for Liberty content themselves with arguing public policy (mere opinion, one as good as another) instead of finding standing in the body of Law which supports the maintenance of Liberty. No only that, groups like tea parties and Campaign for Liberty openly consent to government to enslavement through government registration (i.e, consent to incorporation, 501C type privilege, and the like).

And so, in light of the above, it is totally refreshing to come across an article and a site with an understanding basic of Law principles as are appropriate to American system of government.

Again, thanks for for this article and for the fine content of this site.

Dave Mason
Stuanton, Virginia

Steve C. Halbrook said...

Thanks for the kind words. Soli Deo Gloria.

The problem with the humanistic liberty groups is that they are more concerned with their checkbook and/or liberty from state coercion than they are with righteousness. This is why they'll fail ...

Dave Mason said...


Thanks for writing.

You are correct in what you say, to which my addition is:

A concern with 'righteousness' would demand a look at first principles necessary to the rendering Justice. In process thereof, a distinction drawn between the Law of 'Thou Shalt Not' and the law of 'Thou shall not discriminate' would of consequence be necessitated. Would this distinction be understood, multiple charges of maladministration of government could be brought against the civil magistrates for acts of judicial and legislative corruption, malfeasance and the like. (Kindly remember that civil magistrates are bonded, an indication that they, in the present scheme of things, bear commercial liability. This fact and the ensuing implications are seldom thought of.)

Your Soli Deo Gloria is noted, most appreciated, and much welcomed for the saying.

My best to you,

Dave Mason
Staunton, Virginia