A majority of legislative Republicans in the Minnesota capitol recently passed a resolution to have the following Minnesota Constitutional Ballot question intended for Minnesota voters to answer in an upcoming November election.
Apparently, the ballot question will be something like: "Should marriage be defined as the union between one man and one woman?"
Notice that the precise ballot wording above does not read: "Should marriage be defined as the union between one man and one woman, but not between one man and one man nor one woman and one woman". And further amendments could also be added regarding or instead concerning other options.
It is positively but perhaps too-narrowly worded, in that the ballot question wording first stated does not specifically exclude the possibility of marriage also incepted and existing between two men, between two women, between a man and a pre-18-year-old teen or tween, between a woman and a pre-18-year-old teen or tween, nor between a human being and some animal or animals or even inanimate object(s).
Admittedly, the semantics of the question might be construed to convey anti-homosexual-unions intention, but what is to be considered "legal" "marriage" (in the determination of pluralistic government bureacrats) does not necessarily prohibit either temporary nor permanent, part-time nor full-time, non-State-certified and non-State-recognized Common-Law "marriages" (existing with complete absence of any State registration and processing of legal Marriage License, and devoid of any viable punishment against such) concerning homosexual or regarding heterosexual types.
"Legal" penalties for (neither-partner-presently-being-State-married) "fornication" and/or for (at-least-one-partner-presently-being-State-married) "adultery" are "legally" related ONLY to State-registered betrothals and marriages -- especially when children of such partners are involved, which situations become complex because of considerations of such additional juveniles possibly involving child protection, child custody, school registration and obligations, etc. -- while quasi-publicly-declared or somewhat-covert common-law temporary or permanent marriages are out of the realm of "legal" violations relating to "legal" definitions of "illegal" adultery and/or "Illegal" fornication and/or "illegal" sodomy....except in cases where transfer of Federal-Reserve-Note money is done, in which case use of such federal property automatically makes one liable to become in subjection to all sorts of federal regulations and statutes (even though such subjection is not always detected nor enforced, as is the case with exchange of Federal Reserve Notes for prostitution, garage sales, birthday gifts, gun running, drug dealing, etc.).
Even weddings transpiring with 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations called [State-registered] "churches" in which a State-certified "clergyperson" officiates cannot be utilized as proofs or mechanisms against non-State-registered acts of harlotry, infidelity relating to common-law non-State-certified marriages and divorces annulling and dissoluting such, birthday-gift donations, garage-sale profits, etc.
Somewhat relating to "churches" at times, the factor of Biblical definitions of "marriage," "fornication," "adultery," and "sodomy" as found throughout Judeo-Christian Holy Scripture puts everything in an entirely different and higher realm.....where wayward deviations and confusing ambiguity are refreshingly absent. When one deals with the Lord and His authentic Holy Writ, there is no wiggleroom for concocted weaselword satanspeak:
Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.
Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
20 Ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature, namely, His eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
21 for although they knew God they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural,
27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another: men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct.
29 They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips,
30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
First Corinthians 6:9-10 Do you not know that the non-righteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites....shall inherit the kingdom of God.
So, the specifics of the ballot wording first stated above, however, imply other allowances and prohibitions besides what is stated using the above-stated exact ballot words.
It is noteworthy that neither weddings nor wedding ceremonies are involved in the linguistics of the ballot question as first stated -- whether or not such would apply to homosexual or heterosexual, temporary or permanent, partnerships.
For instance, by default, the words used do not address the problems of non-marital, involuntary or instead consentual, homosexual sodomy.....nor non-marital involuntary or instead consentual heterosexual mating.
The wording first stated seems to disallow harem-type multiple-wife, multiple-wives, additional-concubine, and multiple-concubines heterosexual marriages.....which definitely is complicated when either immigrant or alien visitors to America bring more than one spouse legally allowed according to the social laws of their home countries of origin or residence (as, for example, multiple harem ladies accompanying their singular arab-sheik husband from Saudi Arabia or Africa).
Also, the singularity of the first-stated ballot wording is problematic, in that the phrase: one man....one woman.... can be taken (although perhaps being a silly interpretation to some) to mean that only one marriage in the entire State of Minnesota can legally exist.
How could such wording be corrected -- if the desired motivation is simply to prohibit homosexuals from legally being allowed to claim same-gender marital status on all sorts of State forms.....be they tax forms, public-assistance forms, employment forms, insurance and inheritance forms, birth and death certificates, selective-service forms, driver's license forms, and so forth?
To suggest that the ballot phraseology be revised to read: "Should marriages be defined as unions between men and women?" could be considered an improvement, and such indeed would have the desired effect of prohibiting same-gender unions from being considered "legal marital" unions against such who are thus united, and therefore prevent them from acquiring State-funded marriage-based benefits.
But the word: "unions" does not adequately define the parameters of what such "unions" consist of.
To elaborate, two or more [heterosexually-oriented] persons can obviously be "united" for all kinds of non-sexual relationships and partnerships -- whether of a singular nature ("one man with one woman" in a workshop, a seminar or classroom lecture, in a laboratory on research project, and so on) or rather of a plural nature ("the union of men with women" for sundry educational or business endeavors previously mentioned).
Perhaps the best rephrasing of the ballot wording is: "Should State-registered-and-declared marriage be defined as permanently-intended heterosexually-oriented relationships between men and their women."
Such wording does not violate the potential for legitimate patriarchal polygamy, while it does prevent multiple-husband bigamy, plus clearly prohibits legal marriage being claimed and conferred to same-gender partners, whether joined by force or by free will of either or both of them.
Lamentably, there are a significant number of vile-filth, potty-mouthed, blasphemous-slander-and-libel-expletives-uttering bastards and bitches who are hell-bent on imposing scurrilous and inflammatory homosexual activism against particularly Biblically-oriented citizens espousing heterosexuality exclusively. Grievance retaliation against such putrid dan sometimes dangerous subversives will be mentioned shortly.
Getting back to that majority of legislative Republicans in the Minnesota capitol who recently passed a resolution to have a Minnesota Constitutional Ballot question on an upcoming General-Election Ballot intended for Minnesota voters to answer in an the November election...and who had to have armed guards protecting them against a viciously-ranting mob of homoperverts and homopervertesses....the LORD must have felt that 300+ rioting pro-homosodomite protestors gathering in Loring Park (Mpls) who perhaps intended to militantly trespass, harass, and intimidate further west, using civil-disobedience vandalism and assault, had too much time on their hands - so (like His awesome ancient devastation of fire and brimstone against Sodom and Gomorrah, the Worldwide Flood of Noah's time, the Pillar of Fire separating antisemitic Egyptians from the Hebrews before the Red Sea drowned the entirely of Pharaoah's army) there was a tornado on 22 May 2011 which ripped through Wirth Park (within a western suburb of Minneapolis Minnesota).....with which Divine Providence drew a terrifying line in the proverbial sand, wordlessly saying: "Thus far you shall go, and no further."
Serves a lot of them right for grumbling and complaining about the long winter and persistence of snowfall. God never forced them to live in frigid snowbound Minnesota. Instead of fooling around screwing each other sexually and making rape-like sodo-assault threats, then arrogantly boasting about it, they should instead have patiently and respectfully saved up enough money to become California or Florida-bound snowbirds....and accept the fact that God will NOT get out of their perverse way; instead, they have to get out of God's way...or miserably and painfully even die, if they don't -- however, wherever, and whenever.
And if such do not learn their lesson thereby, there is more to come from the Righteous Judge:
Job 33:14 For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, while they slumber on their beds,
16 then He opens the ears of men, and terrifies them with warnings,
17 that He may turn man aside from his deed, and cut off pride from man;
18 He keeps back his soul from the Pit, his life from perishing by the sword.
19 Man is also chastened with pain upon his bed, and with continual strife in his bones;
20 so that his life loathes bread, and his appetite dainty food.
21 His flesh is so wasted away that it cannot be seen; and his bones which were not seen stick out.
22 His soul draws near the Pit, and his life to those who bring death.
23 If there be for him an angel, a mediator, one of the thousand, to declare to man what is right for him;
24 and he is gracious to him, and says, 'Deliver him from going down into the Pit, I have found a ransom;
25 let his flesh become fresh with youth; let him return to the days of his youthful vigor';
26 then man prays to God, and He accepts him, he comes into His presence with joy. He recounts to men his salvation,
27 and he sings before men, and says: 'I sinned and perverted what was right, and it was not requited to me.
28 He has redeemed my soul from going down into the Pit, and my life shall see the light.'
29 "He, God does all these things, twice, three times, with a man,
30 to bring back his soul from the Pit, that he may see the light of life.
Job 34:10 Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding, far be it from God that He should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that He should do wrong.
11 For according to the work of a man He will requite him, and according to his ways He will make it befall him.
12 Of a truth, God will not do wickedly, and the Almighty will not pervert justice.
13 Who gave Him charge over the earth and who laid on Him the whole world?
14 If He should take back His spirit to himself, and gather to Himself His breath,
15 all flesh would perish together, and man would return to dust.
16 If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say.
17 Shall one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn Him who is righteous and mighty,
18 who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' and to nobles, 'Wicked man';
19 who shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of His hands?
20 In a moment they die; at midnight the people are shaken and pass away, and the mighty are taken away by no human hand.
21 For His eyes are upon the ways of a man, and He sees all his steps.
22 There is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves.
23 For He has not appointed a time for any man to go before God in judgment.
24 He shatters the mighty without investigation, and sets others in their place.
25 Thus, knowing their works, He overturns them in the night, and they are crushed.
26 He strikes them for their wickedness in the sight of men,
27 because they turned aside from following Him, and had no regard for any of His ways,
28 so that they caused the cry of the poor to come to Him, and He heard the cry of the afflicted --
29 When he is quiet, who can condemn? When He hides His face, who can detect Him, whether it be a nation or a man?
30 that a godless man should not reign, that he should not ensnare the people.
31 For has any one said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend any more;
32 teach me what I do not see; if I have done iniquity, I will do it no more'?
33 Will He then make requital to suit you, because you reject it? For you must choose, and not I; therefore declare what you know.
Job 35:5 Look at the heavens, and see; and contemplate the clouds, which are higher than you.
6 If you have sinned, what do you accomplish against Him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to Him?
7 If you are righteous, what do you give to Him; or what does He receive from your hand?
8 Your wickedness concerns a man like yourself, and your righteousness a son of man.
9 Because of the multitude of oppressions people cry out; they call for help because of the arm of the mighty.
10 But none says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
11 who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?'
12 There they cry out, but He does not answer, because of the pride of evil men.
13 Surely God does not hear an empty cry, nor does the Almighty regard it.
14 How much less when you say that you do not see Him, that the case is before Him, and you are waiting for Him!
Job 36:5 Hey, God is mighty, and does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
6 He does not keep the wicked alive, but gives the afflicted their right.
7 He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous, but with kings upon the throne He sets them for ever, and they are exalted.
8 And if they are bound in fetters and caught in the cords of affliction,
9 then He declares to them their work and their transgressions, that they are behaving arrogantly.
10 He opens their ears to instruction, and commands that they return from iniquity.
11 If they respond and serve Him, they complete their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasantness.
12 But if they do not respond, they perish by the sword, and die without knowledge.
13 The godless in heart cherish anger; they do not cry for help when He binds them.
14 They die in youth, and their life ends in shame, among the cult prostitutes.
15 He delivers the afflicted by their affliction, and opens their ear by adversity.
16 He also allured you out of distress into a broad place where there was no cramping, and what was set on your table was full of fatness.
17 But you are full of the judgment on the wicked; judgment and justice seize you.
18 Beware lest wrath entice you into scoffing; and let not the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
19 Will your cry avail to keep you from distress, or all the force of your strength?
20 Do not long for the night, when peoples are cut off in their place.
21 Beware, do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction.
22 Hey, God is exalted in His power; who is a teacher like Him?
23 Who has prescribed for Him His way, or who can say, 'You have done wrong'?
24 "Remember to extol His work, of which men have sung.
25 All men have looked on it; man considers it from afar.
26 Hey, God is great, and we know Him not; the number of His years is unsearchable.
27 For He draws up the drops of water, He distils his mist in rain
28 which the skies pour down, and drop upon man abundantly.
29 Can any one understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of His pavilion?
30 Hey, He scatters His lightning about Him, and covers the roots of the sea.
31 For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.
32 He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark.
33 Its crashing declares concerning Him, who is jealous with anger against iniquity.
Psalm 83:15 so do You pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your hurricane!
Proverbs 10:25 When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established for ever.
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.
Isaiah 28:2 Hey, the Lord has one who is mighty and strong; like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, like a storm of mighty, overflowing waters, He will throw down to the earth with violence.
29:6 ....you will be visited by the LORD of hosts with thunder and with earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire.
30:30 And the LORD will cause His majestic voice to be heard and the descending blow of His arm to be seen, in furious anger and a flame of devouring fire, with a cloudburst and tempest and hailstones.
40:24 Scarcely are they planted, scarcely sown, scarcely has their stem taken root in the earth, when He blows upon them, and they wither, and the tempest carries them off like stubble.
41:16 You shall winnow them and the wind shall carry them away, and the tempest shall scatter them. And you shall rejoice in the LORD; in the Holy One of Israel you shall glory.
Jeremiah 23:19 Hey, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
Jeremiah 30:23 Consider the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
Which gets us to Ms Jeffords, titullar pseudo-"archbishop" of the Episcopal Church of America. Rumor has it that that lesbian homosexuals-coddling feminist-twit fake clergywoman is threatening lawsuits against Episcopal parishes who do not accept her homosexual-activist pseudo-"priests."
Understandably, the situation is of concern because many church congregations have and continue to be affiliated with IRS government registration as 501(c)(3) "non"-profit tax-exempt corporations. They are thus - in one sense - subject to the so-called and feminist-sexist "equal-rights" and "equal-employment-opportunity" plus "homo-human-rights" "inclusive-diversity" "non-discrimination" state and federal government statutes (plus perhaps Roe-v-Wade abortion-homicide and pseudo-"science" evolutionist mythology plurality-tolerance regulations which some judiciary on the district-court, appeals-court, and supreme-court levels have frequently adjudicated in favor of).
Using such [questionably]-"legal" excuses as bullygirl leverage, Ms Jeffords (along with wimp pseudo-clergy "bishops" who voted her in and support her, such as Mr. "Vicky" Gene Robinson), Jeffords arrogantly flaunts her government-based-rules clout to maliciously threaten anti-homosexual, anti-feminist, anti-evolutionist, anti-abortion-homicide saints....scheming to deprive them of both their sometimes-magnificent church buildings and the substantial territorial property they are situated on.
It is not that God's pure ones won't "cooperate" with the demonic mis-agenda of Jeffords and Co. It is instead that they will not comspire with her and hers.
There are several legal and quasi-legal remedies against her personally and her satanic shenanigans which are hateful and despicable attacks against the genuine Body of Christ.
Using the assistance of attorneys like the renowed Peter Kershaw (see hushmoney.com) who can not only help a church congregation slightly change their legal name to effectively disassociate legally away from the deviant claws of Jeffords and her ilk, but also actually disassociate Jefford-related and other "civil-rights"/"equal-rights"/"human-rights" obligations to the IRS by becoming re-classified as a tax-free (rather than a tax-exempt) religious organization (more effective even than claiming a Bonafide Occupational Exemption exclusion with the IRS).
The Constitutional Charter and By-Laws of each church congregation likely would contain statements of supreme allegiance to Scripture pertaining to various procedures, dogma, and doctrine in church-related operations....and such can be used to quite-substantially and proverbially hamstring and definitively immobilize Jeffords and her complicit conspirators.
To wit, Biblical admonition plainly prohibits recourse to secular lawsuits for dispute settlements, and - of course - homosexual misbehavior:
First Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a complaint against another, go to law before the injust, and not before the saints?
2 Do you all not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
3 Know you all not that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?
4 If then you all have judgments to make on things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church!
5 I speak to shame you! Is it so that there is not a wise man among you, no, not one, who shall be able to judge between his brethren?
6 But brother (not "sister") goes to law against brother, and that before disbelievers!
7 Now therefore, that is completely a fault among you, because ye go to law one against another. Why do ye not rather accept wrong? Why do you all not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
8 No, you all do wrong and defraud, and that your own brethren!
9 Know you all not that the non-righteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not deceived: Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor sodomites,
10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
Such defensive recourse to Scriptural directives is beyond prohibitory jurisdiction of the IRS and any other pluralistic government proscription, on the grounds of a properly-interpreted First Amendment of the United States Constitution - which could be rendered as follows:
Congress (along with other government entities and agents) shall respect no law establishing pro-homosexual, pro-feminist, pro-abortionist, pro-evolutionist, cultic anti-Christian/anti-Biblical religion....nor prohibit the free exercise of (bonafide fundamentalist-orthodox) Scriptural Christian religion, regardless of denominational preferences and reasonable expressions.
Demand of Ms Jeffords to homosexual and feminist subserviance is beyond the jurisdiction of Ms Jeffords herself -- for starters, simply on the grounds of her (inferior-status) gender, which automatically disqualifies her as any type of authority-over-reasonably-qualified-males supervisor on any echelon of ecclesiastical hierarchy:
Isaiah 3:12 My people: children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. Oh my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness which is madness.
26 And I found more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are fetters; he who pleases God escapes her, but the sinner is taken by her.
27 Hey, this is what I found, says the Preacher, adding one thing to another to find the sum,
28 which my mind has sought repeatedly, but I have not found. One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
Nahum 3:12 All your fortresses are like fig trees with first-ripe figs--if shaken they fall into the mouth of the eater.
Nahum 3:13 Hey, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your foes; fire has devoured your bars.
First Corinthians 14:32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets,
33 for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as it is in all churches of the saints.
34 Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not allowed to them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also says the law.
35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home, for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
36 What? Did the Word of God come out from you? Or did it come to you only?
37 If any man think himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.
First Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived; but the woman, being deceived, was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding, she shall be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobermindedness.
What should be done with Ms Jeffords?
For one thing, Jesus Christ - through his New-Testament apostolic gospel and epistle authors - never commanded us to donate money to nor fund the offering plates of infidel heretics:
Matthew 7:6 Give not that which is holy to dogs, neither throw you all your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
The Lord Jesus, through his New-Testament-author spokemen, commanded us to not associate with people such as Ms Jeffords, nor attend the parishes and congregations she infiltrates and infests:
First Corinthians 5:11 But rather I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber--not even to eat with such a one.
Ephesians 5:7 Therefore do not associate with them,
Second Timothy 3:1 Know this also: that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For [pseudo-clergy such as "rev" Jeffords, "rev" Vicky Gene Robinson, "rev" Wright, "rev" Jesse Jackson, "rev" Marty King, "rev" Barry Lynn, etc.] shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, without self-control, fierce, despisers against those who are good,
4 traitors, headstrong, arrogant, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof. From such turn away.
6 For of this sort are those who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with diverse lusts,
7 ever learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth -- men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further, for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.
Finally, it behooves the diligent, courageous, and brave elect of God to vote out such apostates, do not re-nominate them, do not list them on the ballots, and do not re-vote them back in:
First Corinthians 5:13 For those who are outside, God judges. Therefore put away from among yourselves wicked persons.