I am greatly concerned that state governors are so spineless as to not stand against federal tyranny. This has been demonstrated over and over in many states that are supposed to be led by governors who claim to hold to American values and to the Law of God. The latest to fall on the sword of statism is Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
Bentley, a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at a Baptist Church, told Politico Friday that he believes he must bow to a federal court’s ruling and that he cannot uphold Alabama’s constitution against the redefinition of marriage to include sodomites.
“[I would] never do anything to disobey a federal court ruling,” he said.
“We are a nation under laws,” Bentley said. “We may not always agree with them, but we obey them.”
Hmmm, let’s think about that one for a moment, shall we? When the apostles Peter and John were told by the Sanhedrin, the court of the day, not to preach in the name of Jesus, what was their response?
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. –Acts 4:19-20
What is the difference between the apostles and Governor Bentley at this point? The grace of God; the power of the Holy Spirit; the knowledge of what is the law and what is not law.
The law in Alabama supersedes the federal judge in this matter, and the Law of God supersedes them both. So I must ask Governor Bentley, if we are indeed a “nation of laws,” and Alabama has upheld the Law of God concerning this matter in its constitution, then why are you succumbing to those who disregard the law?