Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | April 4, 2009

Stabbed In The Heartland

To the Editor:

I am appalled and saddened by today’s (April 3rd) ruling of the Iowa Supreme Court, in effect legislating gay marriage in the state of Iowa. The rationale for this ruling is that limiting marriage to a man and a woman is a violation of equal protection for homosexual couples who want to marry, hence unconstitutional. But if not allowing same-sex couples to marry is unconstitutional, what about a brother and sister, or a man and three women who want to marry? On the basis of today’s ruling, aren’t they also denied equal protection under the law by not being allowed to marry?

Clearly, the ‘equal protection’ argument is a ruse by the courts determined to force its social views on the people of Iowa. Otherwise, it would have ruled that any two people, or group of people, have an equal-protection right to marry in the state. Other ruses used by homophiles to promote their sin are claims that they cannot be visited by their partner while in the hospital. Baloney! Give your partner Medical and General Power of Attorney. (What’s the matter? No commitment in your “partnership?”) Another ruse is not being able to own property together. Ever heard of owning things jointly with right of survivorship? Then there is a ruse about retirement. Who is preventing anyone from saving for retirement?

In an age when many heterosexual couples reject marriage, many homosexuals want to be “married!” Why? In my opinion, many homosexuals want to flaunt their perversion in our faces and to use the force of law to make us accept their deviant lifestyle as normal instead of the sickening psychological aberration that it is.

Aberration is what it is: I have never heard a person say, “Pastor, I think that I am heterosexual.” I have never heard parents say, “We are afraid that our child is heterosexual.” Why? Because, homosexual is not what a person is; rather, it is what a person does!

The ruse of comparing laws against the perversion of homosexual marriage to vile bigoted laws against interracial marriage is the most insidious of all! Race is innate–immutable. Homosexuality is a chosen behavior. An Eskimo is always an Eskimo. Ann Heche was the wife of Ellen Degeneretts; however, Ann dumped Ellen and changed and married a man. (Exodus International, is an organization of thousands of former homosexuals who have repudiated their former lifestyle.)

God loves the homosexual, the adulterer, the pedophile–and all sinners(John 3:16); but, God will judge the sexually immoral, sexual predators,adulterers–and all unrepentant sinners. (Hebrews 13:4)

Our country is bankrupt–not just financially. It is morally bankrupt. More judgment is coming. May God have mercy.

Pastor Terry Hagedorn

Calvary Baptist Church, Reedsville, WV 26547



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