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Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.  Judges 17:6

April 2004

Dear friend of KHCS,

You are no doubt aware of the controversy regarding “gay marriage.”

Now, I believe “gay marriage” makes about as much sense as “dehydrated water.” 

Homosexuals argue that are not being treated equally under the law.  You hear them decry their lack of “rights” to medical decisions, inheritance, insurance, etc. 

But, anyone can (and should) have a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, which names another party to make health care decisions for them if they become incapacitated. 

Similarly, they can make out their will to leave an inheritance to anyone even their cat!  And of course anybody, homosexual or not, can decide who should be the beneficiary of their life insurance policy.  It is not necessary to be married to do any of these.

But I have an even deeper concern than homosexual “marriage” and that’s the anarchy that has sprung up around this issue.  Since when does a mayor have the legal right to decide what is and is not constitutional?  As one commentator pointed out, suppose a pro-life mayor decided to ban abortions to protect the constitutional rights of the pre-born.  Does he have the authority to do that? 

Some people believe that drivers licenses and vehicle registrations are unconstitutional infringements on their right to travel.  Why can’t they just drive without these documents?

And if everyone is supposed to be treated equally, then why isn’t the Americans with Disabilities Act unconstitutional?  Why should some people   get preferential parking places?  But of course that argument is absurd.

That’s why I was glad to hear President Bush declare his support for the Federal Marriage Amendment (H.J.R. 56 and S.J.R. 26).  In his State of the Union Address in January, the President affirmed his support for the Defense Of Marriage Act, Public Law 104-199, which was signed into law by President Clinton seven years ago.  But Bush added, “If judges insist on forcing their arbitrary will upon the people, the only alternative left to the people would be the constitutional process.  Our nation must defend the sanctity of marriage.” 

The subsequent anarchy in San Francisco and elsewhere has shown that DOMA and California’s Prop. 22 are clearly not adequate.

Whatever your position on homosexual “marriage,” I hope you will agree that this issue needs to be decided through the legal process, not by mayors and others who ignore existing law just because they don’t think it’s “fair.”      

Well, to make a sharp turn here, I’d like to ask is it fair for a small percentage of our listeners to be responsible for the financial support that keeps KHCS on the air? 

KHCS, otherwise known as Joy 92-FM, is a listener-supported ministry dedicated to bringing you Information and Inspiration, 24 hours a day.  We have been faithful to our calling of bringing you programming that keeps you up to date with today’s issues, and provides the only solution to the world’s problems the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Since the release of the film, The Passion of the Christ, many people are inquiring into Christianity and the meaning of the Cross.  Your generous contribution at this time will help us reach out to these spiritually hungry individuals in and around the Coachella Valley.

Please do your part with a generous, tax-deductible contribution today!

In His joy!

Glen Kippel

Glen Kippel
General Manager


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