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Sen. Bright to SC senators: 'We better make a stand' against same-sex marriage ruling

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Sen. Lee Bright (R, Spartanburg) Sen. Lee Bright (R, Spartanburg)
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When the SC Senate went in session Monday morning to discuss items that the governor had vetoed from the state budget and to discuss a proposed bill to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, Sen. Lee Bright of Spartanburg was one of the first officials to speak.

Bright said instead of debating the Confederate flag, the state needed to be debating same-sex marriage in wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

Bright’s full statement is below.

Members of the Senate, I heard our President sign a religious hymn and then Friday night I watched the White House be lit up in the abomination colors. It’s time. We’ve got Amazing Grace, we’ve got people in the stands here of faith.  It’s time for the church to rise up. It’s time for the state of South Carolina to rise up. Romans chapter one is clear. The Bible is clear. This country was founded on Judeo Christian principles and they are under assault by the men in black robes who were not elected by you. We better make a stand. What I’d like to see is these folks that are working in the position of dealing with these marriage certificates not to have to betray their faith or have to compromise their faith in order to subject themselves to the tyranny of five judges. What we need to do is to debate this on the floor.

Our governor called us in to deal with the flag that sits out front. Let’s deal with the nation of sin that we face today. We talk about abortion but this gay marriage thing, I believe we will be one nation gone under. Like President Reagan said ‘If we’re not one nation under God, we will be one nation gone under.’ And to sanctify deviant behavior from five judges. It’s time for us to make our stand. It’s time to make our stand and we’re not doing it. We can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the Devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him. It’s time to make our stand. Let South Carolina discuss it. If the state’s got to get out of the business of marriage then let’s get out of the business of marriage because we cannot succumb to what’s to come of the future of this nation.

Now I believe that Christ teaches us to love the homosexual but He also teaches us to stand in the gap against sin and we need to make our stand. I know how people feel, of all colors, about this. I know that we need to respect our brother and love our brother but we cannot respect this sin in the state of South Carolina so I’m asking you to open up the signing dye and let’s deal with marriage. If we’re not going to find some way to push back against the Federal Government like our forefathers did or push back against a tyrannical government like the founders of this nation did, let’s at least not put these citizens of South Carolina in a position where they’ve got to choose between their faith and their jobs.

Click here to read what other senators had to say about the Confederate flag debate during Monday’s session.

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