Supreme Court Opens the Door to an Uninvited Gay Agenda
Statesman, July 16, 2003
P. O. Box 40, Boise, ID 83707
By Dennis Mansfield
Welcome to the first month of Sodom America. ...
For those whose early Sunday school memories are a little vague . Sodom was
one of many cities located in ancient Jewish times on the shores of a
beautifully huge body of fresh water that is now the Dead Sea. Its citizenry
accepted gays and, ultimately, encouraged and participated in an aggressive
brand of sexuality, soon called sodomy. All who entered its city gates were
targets of this chaos, much of which was sexual and violent. Men breaking down
a door to rape them accosted two visiting angels. The angels blinded the gays
and an exit strategy was implemented, to help rescue a few souls who were
strategic to God. The rescue was successful and God released destruction from
above that, in today’s language, “nuked” the several cities of that
formerly beautiful valley. Today, four thousand years later, the area is still
virtually uninhabitable. The “sea” is, in fact, “dead.” The term
sodomy, however, lives.
Or does it? How long this legal term will live is now questionable. In the
Supreme Court’s recent decision in Lawrence
v. Texas, six members of the court struck down a Texas statute that
outlawed “sodomy.” The reasoning was similar to abortion: Americans, it
now seems, have “a right to privacy” in all things sexual. Justice Anthony
Kennedy wrote: “Our obligation is to define the liberty of all, not to
mandate our own moral code.” Five American justices joined him in striking
down Bowers v. Hardwick, a
previous decision by the Supreme Court that supported outlawing sodomy. In one
day, the Supreme Court broke down a similar door in America.
The blinding is equally evident. Justice Antonin Scalia brilliantly
dissented: “This effectively decrees the end of all morals legislation. If.
the court asserts that the promotion of majoritarian sexual morality is not
even a legitimate state interest, none of the above-mentioned laws
(prohibiting fornication, bigamy, adultery, adult incest, bestiality and
obscenity) can survive rational basis-review.”
Cal Thomas put it this way: “Has the end of the world arrived because the
Supreme Court ruled no state may prohibit private, consensual homosexual
conduct? No, the end of the world is being handled by the Supreme Judge. But
the end of the Constitution has arrived .”
Bill Murchison opined, “In rushes the court at this point, creating that
which the social peace hates—uncertainty, fear and distrust. We are likely
as a people to end up hating and despising each other in ways we cannot now
Is this sounding like an ancient-future musing? Possibly. Prior to this
decision, most Americans have had a “live-and-let-live” attitude about
gays. Although most citizens have not favored same-sex marriage, many
Americans have been kind and compassionate towards men and women in this
Now what? Like an uninvited, self-centered and self-important guest at a
family’s private wedding, the Gay Agenda will force itself into every part
of our new life. The court’s decision to overturn Bowers v. Hardwick
has now certainly opened the door for a stronghold for gays as they advance
their agenda for marriage.
The decision has, possibly even more importantly, begun the full scale
eroding of other key legal precedents that must, in light of the overturning,
be revisited in the courts. Bowers was the foundation to many of these other
court decisions. Now it is no more.
Idaho will see an advancement of the Gay Agenda in public education. The
accepted and beneficial logic accorded to the introduction of Black History
month will now be erroneously applied to a “Gay History” month. “Gay is
OK,” regardless of how moms and dads feel. Employees will begin testing the
courts on discrimination issues based on being gay. Lawsuits will increase ad
nauseam. Homosexual influence in corporate Idaho will continue to rise, only
at a more rapid rate. Last but not least, the pulpits of Idaho will either be
silenced on the sin of Sodom or their pastors will be prosecuted for “hate
Canada’s legal embracing of homosexuality has demanded this prosecution.
We will share more than a border with them. All very chic, all very wise and
all very legal. This is what we face. However, that Supreme Judge that Cal
Thomas mentioned (the one who sent angels to Sodom four millenniums ago) spoke
through the Apostle Paul: “For even though they knew God, they did not honor
Him as God, or give thanks; but they became futile in their speculations and
their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.”
God forgive us as we enter into this ancient-future territory.
Dennis Mansfield, founder of the Idaho Family Forum and a former candidate
for U.S. Congress, is a writer, speaker and consultant on issues with Israel.
He is a co-commentator with Andy Hedden-Nicely on “Point2Point” each
Thursday during the 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. news on KBCI-TV Channel 2.
Statesman, July 22, 2003
P. O. Box 40, Boise, ID 83707
Letter: Laws and Morality
The Supreme Court has put a
roadblock in front of our bedroom doors. Dennis Mansfield exploits Bible
stories to justify discrimination against our neighbors and friends.
Sodomy laws have always been silly things by nature. They have always been
easy to pass because elected politicians will vote for them for fear that they
be marked as favoring sodomy. These are impossible laws to enforce, short of
assigning peeping Toms to report what goes on behind closed doors.
Back to Bible stories. I seem to recall two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah. The
cities were very corrupt and not nice places to live. God offered Abraham a
couple of chances to find good people to save but Abe came up empty-handed.
It doesn’t go into detail as to how Abraham looked for these good people,
but does Mr. Mansfield really think Abe did it by barging into bedrooms to see
what people were up to? Or does he believe that if Sodom had the right laws on
the books about how people should behave the city wouldn’t have been
—Greg Duffy, Boise
Letter: Time to Repent
I appreciate both the wisdom
and the candor of Dennis Mansfield in speaking out on the Supreme Court’s
role in advancing the gay agenda. He is a brave man to take a public stand for
righteousness in exposing the vile and manipulative force that is about to
threaten the safety and honor of all Americans.
Truly, the only option that we have left is to spend time on our faces
before God repenting for our individual sins, and our corporate sins as a
nation. It would not have ultimately spared Sodom, as it will not ultimately
Our judgment as a nation is racing towards us. However, like Nineveh,
perhaps we could be spared for just one or two more generations. Lot was not
able to save Sodom by being an elder at the gate of his city; Sodom had
deteriorated too much spiritually for them to accept his political leadership.
What we need at this point is a generation of Jonahs who will continue to
preach in unfavorable and dangerous conditions. Maybe our hearts will turn.
—Mindi Wilhelm, Boise
Letter: Court Makes the Law
Is America independent, or do
others lead us? Are Americans self-governing, or are we under the heel of an
Tyranny is the centralization of legislative, executive, and judicial
powers in one source. Our founders fought for freedom from tyranny of judges.
They separated legislative, executive and judicial powers, intending the
judicial be the weakest.
Today liberal judges are assuming legislative powers. They are nearly
running our society. Since 1947, with no legal precedent, they have overridden
legislation, even reversing previous decisions (e.g., the Texas sodomy
decision). They are not interpreting and applying law, they are making it
Justice Breyer believes there is no justification for interpreting the
Constitution based on language, history, tradition and precedent. The
Constitution means what the court says it means. Even worse, Justices Kennedy
and Breyer said it was appropriate for the court to cite European Union and
U.N. precedents to strike down a law passed by the elected officials of Texas.
What about future decisions? Are we a self-governing people? To be an
independent nation with a government of the people, by the people, and for the
people, we must have judges who will follow the Constitution. Insist on judges
who are constitutionalists.
—Allen Marsh, Nampa
Letter: Justifying Hatred
Can Dennis Mansfield really
believe that the Dead Sea region of Israel is like it is today because of what
gay men did 4,000 years ago? (Op-ed piece, Sunday, July 13.) Or is he
clutching at (imaginary) straws to justify his hatred of people who are
different from him and his values? Remember Dennis, hatred is not a family
—Bob Smith, Boise
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