Our next meeting is Saturday 30 May at 9 AM in the Colorado Springs Christian School. During our Saturday meetings, we take on the difficult issues we face as a society and as individuals. We do it in order to get a better understanding of not just what others think, but to solidify our own beliefs based on basic foundational truths which, in our founding as a nation, are Biblical in nature. We move beyond the superficial talking points to the foundational core of the issue. We look to better articulate positions and arguments for and against to better make our case to others. These discussions have changed minds. It also helps formulate our position as a 912 organization when a collective voice is necessary. It is not a debate or a “talk”, but a forum to enable action to be taken.
So far, we have taken on whether people of faith should be politically active, religious freedom and free speech in an increasingly hostile environment, and the politics of abortion. This Saturday, we take on another issue of great importance; gay marriage.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court will pass a ruling on the power of the states to ban same-sex marriages and to refuse to recognize such marriages performed in another state. We’ll discuss these and more:
1. Is gay marriage a Constitutional right in Colorado? Why or why not?
2. Is the Colorado Constitution defining marriage as “only a union of one man and one woman” (Colo. Const. art. II, § 31.) meaningless or is the State Constitution only for defending legalized pot? Colorado legalizing Pot via a State Constitutional provision violates federal law, but Colorado defends it in defiance of the Feds. How is NOT defending the State Constitution on traditional marriage in defiance of the Feds then justified?
3. What happens if the Court decides it has the power to dictate what marriage is to the 50 states? Are you bound to accept it? Are there unintended consequences?
4. What happens if the Court rules it to be a state issue? Does the Colorado Constitution then trump the ruling made by Adams County District Court judge in July of 2014 declaring Colorado’s ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional, even as he immediately stayed his ruling. Was former AG Suthers too quick in abandoning defense of the Colorado Constitution by reversing course allowing marriages licenses for gays to be processed in Colorado?
5. What are the real Biblical/traditional foundations in defining marriage? Why are they important? Are they?
6. Politically, if the Court decides it has the power to change the traditional definition of marriage, what happens when the Party’s abandon the traditional definition of marriage?
We look forward to another honest and open two hours.