On 03 May, I asked you all to pray for the state of North Carolina, as we were to vote on an amendment to our state constitution that would "provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State." This vote was scheduled during our state primary elections on Tuesday, 08 May.
Well, according to the official website for the North Carolina State Board of Elections, [scroll to the bottom of the page the link opens for the amendment totals] with 100 of 100 counties reporting, the amendment has PASSED! The "for" votes are 1,303,952 (61.05%), and the "against" votes are 831,788 (38.95%)! PRAISE GOD!
The 11 o'clock news was at a Baptist church whose minister had been an outspoken supporter of the amendment. The reporter voiced-over the video of supporters still at the church to thank God for the vote results, noting that, in the past few days, things had gotten very "nasty" in the pre-election debate -- so much so that the church had received e-mails so hateful and virulent, "we can't show you any of them on TV." Then, they interviewed the pastor, who noted that, "In the past, few days, I have heard my Lord and Savior called things..." He paused, then continued, "That I thought I would never hear..." How sad.
Even sadder was the next live report, from the obviously liberal "Temple Immanuel" synagogue. The obviously liberal rabbi talked about how sad it was that our state had "written discrimination into our law and constitution." Then, they talked to some at the synagogue who were commiserating over their "loss," and the reporter noted that a Facebook page for "Repeal the Amendment" had already been started, with 475 "likes" already. I watched and wondered how the rabbi reconciled himself with what the Torah had to say concerning homosexuality, but then, liberals have never allowed "FACTS" to get in the way of their own, personal desires... The saddest thing will be when that rabbi, and all of his fellow "against" voters, have to stand before the Lord Yeshua, at the end of time, and explain that vote, and how they could so easily dismiss everything the Word of God had to say on the subject...
Anyway, thanks again to everyone who prayed about this vote!