Today, the Supreme Court of United States has ruled that a state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional based on the 14th Amendment citing:
No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
When Americans are equal, we are more free; yet we must stand on our principles to ensure the freedom to marry does not violate the freedom of conscience, or the separation of church and state. As a Christian, I believe in religious liberty, and I try to lead my life as explained in Ephesians 5:
- I watch how God loves, and try to replicate it.
- I focus on maintaining a pure marriage with my wife.
- As a child of light, I will not be persuaded through fear or ignorance.
- I believe that a marriage is between one man, one woman and God.
- I love my wife, because it helps me love God better and fulfill His will.
For as long as I live, I will love God, and love my neighbor - will all my heart, soul, strength and mind. I will fight to protect our civil rights and defend the liberties of others in this nation. Now this can be as a wedge that divides us, or a thread that mends us as Houstonians, Texans and Americans – and it is our choice how we respond. I believe God is on our side, and my faith is stronger in Him than in government. Today, marriage is both an institution of government and religion, and with His help, I pray we put leaders in place that protect our liberty in America.
Now is the time to unify together on principle and for the greater good of our nation. The hallmark of our democracy is the strength of our debates, and this is a continued call for dialogue with respect across our society. This is a call for apathetic citizens to use their voice and register to vote, get involved in our communities, and unite and rally around candidates that share our core values. As a political outsider with a strong record of achievement, I can assure you that we are out there.
Our struggle against the status quo will be an uphill battle against special interests, insider money and career politicians. Good leaders should not use fear or hatred to persuade through ignorance, and we must lead in a way that brings people together. We must unite and overcome if we are to achieve liberty for all.
With this ruling, the law is the law, and we must respect it, but must understand the response of our local leaders to ensure local control and a proper balance of power. I believe our constitution and bill of rights grant powers to government to protect our liberties. I will defend religious liberty, traditional marriage, equality under the law, and freedom of conscience; and I will defend our civil rights for a long as I live...So Help Me God!
Candidate for Houston City Council
At Large Position 4