Skip to comments.Newark Mayor Cory Booker Told Gay Marriage 'Unlawful in Eyes of God and Jesus Christ'
Posted on 10/22/2013 12:00:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker, recently elected to the U.S. Senate and a keynote speaker at the Christian Catalyst conference in Atlanta earlier this month, had a protester removed from City Hall Monday after the man responded to his call for objections to a gay wedding ceremony by yelling that the marriage was "unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ."
"OK, ladies and gentlemen, it is officially past midnight. Marriage is equal in New Jersey," Booker bellowed to a crowd of spectators, civic officials, and gay and lesbian couples waiting to tie the knot while gathered early Monday morning at Newark's City Hall.
Booker noted the "great privilege" he felt in being able to participate in the first same-sex marriage ceremonies in the state since "marriage" was legally redefined to include gay and lesbian couples.
The Newark mayor called up, among a total of nine couples to be married just after midnight, Joseph Panessidi and Orville Bell, whom he called his longstanding friends.
As NJ.com reports:
Booker had asked if anyone had reason to object to the marriage and a protester screamed, "This is unlawful in the eyes of God and Jesus Christ."
Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate last week, called for the person to be removed and police dragged him out.
As Booker continued speaking, "...not hearing any substantive and worthy objections," thunderous applause erupted.
Booker, who identifies as Christian, was also featured via video as a keynote speaker at the Catalyst Atlanta conference held Oct. 2-4, which featured notable evangelical Christian leaders like John Piper, Andy Stanley, Priscilla Shirer, and several others. He reportedly shared how "The Golden Rule" guides his decisions, and his belief that purpose is more important than position.
The 44-year-old Democratic mayor stands among the 32 percent of black Protestant Americans who are in favor of same-sex marriage, according to the Pew Research Center, and in opposition to the 58 percent who believe abortion is morally wrong.
The Newark mayor, New Jersey's first African-American U.S. Senator, attends Metropolitan Baptist Church. The church is led by Pastor David Jefferson, who reportedly is conservative in his views on social issues, such as marriage.
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Well he’s cruising for a divine bruising.
Or just cruising?
The issue is constitution vs religion. Courts decide with the constitution. We need amendments since the Courts can’t find any penumbras.
FROM THE ARTICLE: 32 percent of black Protestant Americans who are in favor of same-sex marriage,
This tells me all I need to know about black Protestant Americans... Almost a third of black “Christians” (note the quotes) practice UNBIBLICAL Christianity.
RE: Courts decide with the constitution.
Does the New Jersey constitution or our own constitution for that matter, say anything about gay marriage?
I don’t know a lot about Pew so can’t evaluate how fair or representative their stats are. The problem of non- or nominal believers in local congregations — who will drift with the world, and boy is this world drifting wildly now — is age old.
"Identifying" as something means nothing. Being something means everything.
If nothing else, this has forced the awareness that expecting an unbelieving Caesar to keep godly things godly is a fool’s errand. Of course it’s an abomination. But it hasn’t forced God off the throne or forced His plan into confusion. God lets evil strut, WITHIN LIMITS that He has determined in wisdom. He’s hoping we get the hint that He’s better than all this evil, and turn back to Him. Personally. Not to idols, not even idol-governments.
Not as far as I know. But Courts seem to include gay marriage as a civil right. Who knows what else they will include. Civil rights will cover a multitude of sins.
yup, an apparent cino (or at the best, one living very unworthily at the moment).
“Booker, who identifies as Christian,”
Just a slight difference between ‘identifies’ and ‘is’.
Like all the difference in the world.
In another recent article, 53% of Catholics who attend Mass weekly, and 65% of Catholics who attend less frequently, are in favor as well.
Support is highest among Catholics age 18-49 (64%), and among Catholic women (72%). Support is lowest among Catholics age 65 and up (46%) and among Catholic men (49%).
>But Courts seem to include gay marriage as a civil right.<
Won’t be long before Courts will include “marriage” between man or woman with the animal they own as a civil “right”.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
— John Adams, to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts, October 11, 1798
I would say MOST of them do...voting for Barack Obama, a known advocate for partial birth abortion (and worse); is NOT the act of a Christian.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of God shall stand forever. Jesus is Risen!
Predictably, even "marriage" won't be good enough. The reprobates get ever angrier with every step of "progress" that they make. Tells you and I, and it should tell them, everything we should know about this abominable lifestyle.
Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s.
If any state or even the federal government wants to pretend that these marriages have a real meaning beyond grubbing for benefits, we cannot stop them, perhaps, but that does not change their meaning in the eyes of God or our duty regarding such relationships.
If God is looking for a place to give the world an enema New Jersey would be a good place to plug it in.
***He reportedly shared how “The Golden Rule” guides his decisions, and his belief that purpose is more important than position.***
Taking people to Hell with you is living out the Golden rule?
He’s gay, Jim!
> Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesars and unto God the things that are Gods.
I wonder if Jesus would say that in today’s age. Caesar takes a lot bigger portion nowadays...
I suspect He would say it today - and that He would smile knowingly. Which things are government's and which are God's? Since everything is God's, what we owe Caesar is a very short list. It includes any taxes we are required to pay and unable to avoid legally (and we should avoid taxes where legal so that we can spend our money in a more Godly and wise manner than government would), and defending a government that is on God's side when we have one, but almost nothing else.
you are right, they are not Catholic.
you are right, they are not Catholic.
“Booker, who was elected to the U.S. Senate last week, called for the person to be removed and police dragged him out. “
Ah, Democrat fascism at work.
So much for requesting any objections.
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