PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS Takes Power from the People — Redefines Marriage

OLYMPIA, WA – Today, under the case filed Obergefell vs. Hodges, the Supreme Court of the United States imposed its will on the people when they mandated that all states re-define marriage directly and make their own marriage ruling.

Family Policy Institute of Washington (FPIW) Executive Director Joseph Backholm made the following comments about the decision: 

“The freedom to democratically address the most pressing social issues of the day is the heart of liberty. Today, the Court stripped the people of that freedom. Government should not impose their beliefs on the people.

“Democracy matters and the vote of the people matters. The Court overrode the will of tens of millions of Americans in 31 states who successfully voted to preserve the millennia-old definition of marriage.”

Backholm also expressed concern about how this issue will affect religious liberty in America:

“People of faith should be able to live out their beliefs in the public square without being silenced to the four walls of their homes and churches. This decision poses a tremendous threat to religious liberties and will have future ramifications on schools, churches, non-profits, and private businesses.

“Today’s decision offers an opportunity to work together to advocate for strong marriage policy in the states and to ensure that the Government never penalizes a citizen or an institution who believes that marriage is the union between one man and one woman” concluded Backholm.

4 replies
  1. Arthur
    Arthur says:

    I’m curious if Mr. Backholm is aware that the 1967 ruling of Loving v. Virginia, which voided laws against interracial marriage in 16 states, also overruled the will of the majority of Americans. Those Americans were wrong. The Americans against yesterday’s ruling are also wrong.

    • remember alamo
      remember alamo says:

      I truly enjoy being wrong. If being righteous is wrong. The Bible speaks of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

      • Arthur
        Arthur says:

        I’m sure you feel just as righteous as those who were against interracial marriage. As to what the bible speaks of; it doesn’t matter. Nothing in the bible has any place in our government or laws.

  2. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    Man made laws can never bypass the first laws of God. We have depraved minds in our governmental positions. It is getting worse everyday. Yet we are called to pray for our leaders. How can so few people have so much power? It perplexes me.


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