"In 1996, Congress adopted the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Pub. L. 104-199, 100 Stat. 2419 (Sept. 21, 1996). Congress passed DOMA because of a decades-long assault on marriage, and particularly in response to a Hawaii court decision that suggested there is a right to same-sex “marriage” in the Hawaii Constitution. The legislative history reflects a congressional concern about the effect that legalizing same-sex “marriage” in Hawaii would have on other states, federal laws, the institution of marriage, traditional notions of morality, and state sovereignty."
I copied this paragraph from another website. President Obama's decision to ignore this law has been weighing on my mind lately.
I have always contended that the original sin in the Garden of Eden is easily defined. Adam and Eve said, quite simply, "Listen God, you can't tell us what to do." That is pretty much what all sin boils down to....a rebellious heart toward God.
So it is no surprise that when a law is passed in a country that wants to preserve its Judeo-Christian beliefs there are going to be folks who raise their fists to heaven in defiance; folks who have a better idea; folks who dislike the law and take themselves to be the authority over themselves.
But, when the President of the United States, who has sworn on the very Word of God to uphold the laws of the land, is the one to raise that fist, it is a shameful time in our country's history.
"Why do You get to make the rules? Listen, God you can't tell ME what to do!!" Sound familiar? You've said it yourself as have I...many times.
Still, men and women of courage and faith stand firm upon the Word of God on which DOMA is founded.
There is good reason for that law:
"We must obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29)