Sunday, February 12, 2006

Nebraska's Defense of Marriage Act in Court on Monday

Nebraska's Defense of Marriage Amendment (DOMA) will be heard before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow (Monday, February 13) at 9:00 AM in the En Banc Courtroom in St. Louis, Missouri. Remember that over 70% of the people of Nebraska voted for this amendment to our state's constitution. However, U.S. District Judge Joe Batallion, a Democrat with a long history of commitment to liberal causes, ruled that this law was unconstitutional.

Obviously, prayers are in order for tomorrow's proceedings. Chief Judge James Loken, and Circuit Judges Lavenski Smith and Pasco Bowman will hear the case. Pray that God's wisdom, counsel, and righteousness be the standard for these judges. Pray that they will recognize that their decision is accountable to God.

Also keep in your prayers Nebraska Deputy Attorney General Matt McNair who will have 30 minutes to argue the case. Pray that he would speak with clarity, conviction, and persuasive power as he explains the clear constitutionality of this law to the judges.