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04/10/2012

Vote For Marriage NC's Mark Creech: Fighting 'every enemy of Jesus' so that 'Christ's rule on Earth is brought to full fruition'

by Jeremy Hooper

When it comes to the attempt to alter North Carolina's precious constitution so that it's a weapon against certain kinds of taxpayers, Rev. Mark Creech is one of the people at the top table. Here's Vote For Marriage NC head Tami Fitzgerald talking about Creech's role:

Creech is also heavily featured in Vote For Marriage NC's latest campaign video.

So, in the continued interest of showing North Carolinians just how nakedly faith-driven and unabashedly anti-gay the Vote For Marriage NC is truly proving itself to be, here is yet another snippet from Mr. Creech. He wrote the following on Good Friday, in honor of Easter weekend:

During the campaign for the Marriage Protection Amendment in North Carolina, I have often heard the opposition say that the people who are trying to protect marriage as one man and one woman are on the wrong side of history. I strongly beg to differ with that assertion. If the resurrection of Jesus says anything, it demonstrably declares those who trust, love, and obey him are the ones who are on the right side of truth and history. History, mind you, is His-Story (talking about Jesus). And anything that repudiates God’s order, whether it’s advocating for gay marriage – something that defiles the glorious picture of the relationship between Christ and his bride the church (Ephesians 5:22-32) – or any other challenge, is clearly on the wrong side of history.

The Scriptures teach the resurrection of Jesus was like the Gettysburg of God’s battle with the forces of evil. At Gettysburg everything turned around for the Union forces and the Civil War was essentially won. It would only be a matter of time before the Union would completely prevail in the conflict. The Bible teaches something similar happened at the resurrection of Christ. At the resurrection, victory over evil in the universe was secured and Christ’s lordship established. And it’s just a matter of time before Christ’s rule on the earth is brought to full fruition.

In other words, the resurrection is proof that God has ordained Christ to be the ruler and judge of all the earth. Therefore, God is busy breaking down every philosophy, every political system, every false religion, and every enemy of Jesus, making them a foot stool for his feet. The enemies of Christ may be allowed to prosper for a while, but every one of them will be brought down if they don’t repent. So to reject Christ and his lordship is to make oneself an enemy of him and to be on the wrong side of history.
Getting on the Right Side of History by Dr. Mark Creech [Christian Action League]

"[E]very one of them will be brought down if they don’t repent"? Really?! Is that what the Vote For Marriage NC campaign means when they say "protect marriage"? Is that what NC voters are tasked with deciding? Is this seriously still okay in a supposedly church/state-separated nation circa 2012 AD?!

I've said all along that Vote For Marriage NC is the most transparently theology-based marriage campaign I've ever witnessed (and I've seen a lot of them). The long-term good in that? If this thing passes and inevitably finds its way to court, then we already have a huge dossier of data proving how much religious-motivated animus fueled this debate—the very thing that helped demolish Prop 8 in federal court. But the short-term bad in this? That many good, decent North Carolinians can and will be hurt in the process.

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