During his Presidential Campaign, Donald Trump consistently reaffirmed the promise to Christian Conservative voters that he would appoint a Supreme Court Justice who would “OVERTURN Roe vs. Wade”. Apparently, given the responses to questions he received on the subject in this week’s Confirmation Hearing, Trump’s nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch didn’t get the Memo. Gorsuch told Senators at his Hearing on Tuesday that he would be RELUCTANT to overturn any decision a previous Supreme Court body has made, speaking specifically to the 1973 Roe vs. Wade case that essentially legalized abortion in America. When the Republican Senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham, questioned Gorsuch if Trump had asked him to overturn Roe vs. Wade, Gorsuch answered, “I would have WALKED OUT THE DOOR”.
As if that statement wasn’t disturbing enough, during his Wednesday Hearing, Democrat Senator Dick Durbin asked if he personally accepts the Roe SCOTUS Ruling. Gorsuch answered that he accepts Roe vs. Wade “as the law of the land.” What a huge disappointment. Donald Trump made a vow to Christians in this nation that, if he was elected President, he would nominate a “pro-Life” Judge who would overturn the abominable 1973 ruling. Yet, now that he is in Office, and after propping up Gorsuch as a “strong Conservative Judge like the late Antonin Scalia”, Trump appears to have broken yet ANOTHER Campaign Promise to Christians.
Either the President does a poor job at vetting, or he never intended to keep his “overturn Roe” promise. Gorsuch has sure made clear that it is not on his agenda to reverse the abortion ruling which has led to the murder of 60 MILLION babies. When pressed by Senators as to his thoughts on the 1973 decision, Gorsuch said that Roe is “a PRECEDENT of the United States Supreme Court.” He added that the ruling “has been reaffirmed” several times by other cases. “A good judge will consider (Roe vs. Wade) as precedent of the United States Supreme Court, worthy as treatment of precedent, like any other,” he said.
For those of you unfamiliar with the legal language, a “precedent” in the SCOTUS is defined as “an AUTHORITATIVE pattern in future similar cases”. So, if Gorsuch views any Supreme Court rulings connected to Roe vs. Wade as “authoritative patterns”, then sadly, it does not appear that he would be a Judge who would overrule that “authority”.
Candidate Trump promised up and down the Campaign Trail that he would appoint someone who would overturn the bloodstained ruling and that was reason enough, he said, to give him your vote. Well, like I said in a previous article, the Republicrat President DUPED Christian Conservatives who elected him President. Obviously, Hillary would have been much worse, but for Christians to not be holding Trump accountable for all of the Campaign Promises which he is breaking, is just like allowing a watered-down Clinton Presidency to take shape.
Trump promised to move Israel’s Embassy to their eternal Capital of Jerusalem “on DAY ONE”. We are now over 60 days into his Presidency, and still no Embassy relocation. He promised to put in place laws to protect the Religious Freedom of Christians who were long persecuted by the Obama Administration. Meanwhile, he scrapped a Religious Freedom draft, while renewing Obama-era legislation that favours the LGBT community over Christians.
He promised to overturn the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage ruling, yet now Trump says that he is “fine with it”, and obviously Gorsuch doesn’t appear to be the “Conservative Judge”, which Christians were promised, who would fight to overturn the Godless decision. Gorsuch was asked about his views on Gay Marriage during his Hearing, and he responded that “the Supreme Court of the United States has held that same-sex marriage is PROTECTED by the Constitution”, and said Gay Marriage is the “law of the land”. Neil Gorsuch is NO Conservative, no, not by any stretch of the imagination.
Obviously, Trump either has a short memory, or he never intended to keep the many promises which he made to Conservative Christians, in order to garner their votes and to assume the most powerful position in the land. Not knowing much about Trump’s Supreme Court nominee when he was first announced, I did my best to study Gorsuch’s past rulings and his personal beliefs to determine whether or not he would be the “staunch Conservative” Judge which the President had promised. In my research I found reasons for both cautious optimism, and legitimate concern.
I discovered that he sided with Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor when they felt that their Faith was under attack by the Obama Administration, as Obamacare was forcing them to offer their employees access to contraceptives. In 2009, Gorsuch opposed the removal of a Ten Commandments monument on public property. Also, in cases related to gender ideology and transsexualism, Gorsuch shot down claims that transsexuals were a protected class under the law, and rejected arguments that male-to-female transsexuals had a right to gender discrimination protection as “women,” given that their bodies are biologically male.
All of this made Gorsuch appear to be a very favourable candidate for the next Supreme Court Justice, and a worthy replacement of the Conservative firebrand Justice Scalia. Yet, with every plus side, comes a downside. With every pro, there is usually a con. I found that Gorsuch and his family attend an uber-liberal Episcopalian Church, St. John’s in Boulder, Colorado. The Church’s female pastor is known to champion far-left ideological causes.
According to an exposé published by the Daily Mail, she openly supports Gay Marriage, and conducts blessings of same-sex couples. She attended the recent pro-abortion, pro-Islam, anti-Conservative “Women’s March on Washington”. She has been known to be a strong advocate for Islam. Now, if Gorsuch and his family weren’t loyal churchgoers at this Parish, and simply held a membership but did not faithfully attend services ran by this false Christian pastor, I’d say it wasn’t too much to be worried about.
Unfortunately, Gorsuch and his family are apparently very active in the Parish. Gorsuch himself regularly serves as an usher, his wife as a lector, and his two daughters have served in the worship services. On top of that, as a member of the Episcopal Church, St. John Parish adheres to resolutions passed by the body’s General Assembly. Some of these resolutions include “allowing practicing homosexuals to become priests and bishops”, “ceremonies for celebrating homosexual marriages”, and “opposing legal restrictions on abortion”.
If Gorsuch has no problem regularly attending a Church that holds to such unGodly demonic doctrines, then how in the world can we trust him to stand on the right side of these issues in the Supreme Court? If he is fine with such abominable practices in a House of God, then why should we think that he would oppose such things in our Nation as a whole? These revelations raised serious concerns in my mind about Judge Gorsuch, and his comments this week, regarding Roe vs. Wade, just reinforced my misgivings.
When President Trump spoke to Christian groups on the Campaign Trail, he said, “Let me state this right up front: In a Trump Administration, our Christian heritage will be cherished, protected, defended. Because if I’m there, you’re going to have plenty of power. You don’t need anybody else. You’re going to have somebody representing you very, very well. Remember that.” Well, if Trump’s first 60 days as President are any indicator of how he represents Christians “very, very well”, then I shudder to think what representing us “poorly” would look like.
As to Roe vs. Wade, and the cancer of abortion that has plagued this nation for decades, God is crystal clear in His Holy Word of Truth, that the fruit of the womb is a GIFT. Sadly, many women today are unappreciative, unthankful, and ungrateful recipients, quick to throw His precious gifts in the trash. Many women reading this may have had abortions through ignorance, and now regret the error of your ways. God will freely forgive you if you repent and get washed in the sin-cleansing Blood of Lord Jesus.
To all of you women though who are proud to have had abortions or promote them with no remorse or repentance, you truly are “pro-choice”, because you have freely CHOSEN Hell over Heaven for Eternity. Many Christians assumed that by electing a Republican President, this nation would return to God. Sadly, not only does it appear that this is not the case, but it seems as if the nation is continuing to backslide further away from HIM.
Under Donald Trump, Republicans seem to be seeking common ground with Democrats, and content with blurring the lines between the Right and the Left. Though by all accounts, they were elected to undo Obama’s liberal unGodly agenda and be uncompromising in their quest to return this nation to it’s Judeo-Christian roots. Some of our greatest Presidents were not shy, and did not look to appease those who disagreed with them when they professed this nation to be “One Nation under GOD”. Our very first President, George Washington once said –
“Do not let any one claim to be a TRUE American if they ever attempt to remove OUR RELIGION (Christianity) from politics… The propitious smiles of Heaven can NEVER BE EXPECTED on a nation that DISREGARDS the Eternal rules of Order and Right which Heaven itself hath ORDAINED.”
Other Presidents, who have long been popular on both sides of the aisle, agreed –
“THAT Book (Holy Bible), sir, is the ROCK on which OUR Republic RESTS.” ~ Andrew Jackson
“My concern is NOT whether God is on OUR side; my greatest concern is to BE ON God’s side, for God is ALWAYS RIGHT.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
And President Benjamin Harrison so wisely said –
“If you take out of your LAWS, your Constitution, your family life all that is taken from THE Sacred Book (Holy Bible), what would there BE LEFT to bind society together?”
This nation desperately needs Godly leaders like our Holy Bible-believing Presidents of old. Until the day that this happens, America will NEVER be “great again”. In order for America to be truly great, the country must have the goal to return God to the forefront of every facet of our Government, Schools, society and personal lives. Unfortunately, it is my estimation that the United States of America is rapidly moving further from this goal, instead of inching ever closer.
If the Christian Conservative Trump supporters continue to remain silent while the President breaks virtually every promise he made to gain your votes, and you continue to constantly defend his every inaction, then you enter the dangerous territory of placing “politics” over your Faith. That, my friends, is a very bad place to be.
“Better is it that you should NOT VOW, than that you should vow and NOT PAY.” ~ Ecclesiastes 5:5
“.. Set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as KNOW THE LAWS OF GOD; and teach you them that know them not.” ~ Ezra 7:25
“For The LORD is OUR Judge, The LORD is OUR Lawgiver, The LORD is OUR King; He will save US.” ~ Isaiah 33:22 & James 4:12
“Thus saith The LORD God, You shalt do NO MURDER (abortion).” ~ Exodus 20:13
“JESUS said, You shall do NO MURDER (abortion).” ~ Matthew 19:18
“Did not he that made me IN THE WOMB make him? and did not One FASHION US in the womb?” ~ Job 31:15
“Lo, CHILDREN are an heritage of The LORD: and the fruit of THE WOMB is His reward.” ~ Psalm 127:3
“Thus saith The LORD God, BEFORE I formed you IN the belly I KNEW you; and BEFORE you came forth OUT OF the womb I sanctified you…” ~ Jeremiah 1:5
“ALL the nations that FORGET God shall be turned into HELL.” ~ Psalm 9:17