Jim began with news that the White House announced this morning that President Biden checked positive for COVID-19. He’s experiencing mild symptoms and is now taking Paxlovid. Jim encouraged listeners to pray for him.
Just after 5pm this past Monday, VCY America received an alert from the Family Research Council indicating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was scheduling a vote on legislation to codify so-called same-sex marriage the following day.
In an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote in both houses of Congress, the Defense of Marriage Act was approved in 1996 and signed into law by then President Bill Clinton. But now, because of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, there’s concern from the “left” that other measures they embrace might be overturned.
Pelosi acted very quickly to bring about this vote in the House. Within about 24 hours of its introduction, they passed it (known as HR8404) by a vote of 267-157. In the Senate, the legislation is known as S.4556.
HR8404 says, “It is to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure respect for state regulation of marriage and for other purposes.” Actually, it appears to disrespect the state regulation of marriage. After all, if a state has a defense of marriage act in place, this law would negate that, saying that if any state allows for the marriage of two individuals, they must accept so-called same-sex marriage.
This program is highlighted by comments from a column by Todd Starnes, one from the Washington Stand, related headlines from Lifesite News, FRC Action and more, including Jim’s listing of the 47 Republicans that joined Democrats to thumb their noses at the biblical definition of marriage.
To contact your senators concerning this issue go to senate.gov or call 202-224-3121.