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The writings herein reflect the views of the authors based upon their research into extra-Biblical writings and commentaries.  Some of the comments counter what is written in the Bible, but they do reflect some early Christian and Jewish-Christian thinking and debates over various Christian theology of that time.

Perspectives of Steven Turner
Pertaining to the Fourteenth Amendment

This is what we of religion can do, and we are not those who pretend that we cannot.

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees the religious civil rights. Whereas the First Amendment secures the free exercise of religion, section one of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits discrimination, including on the basis of religion, by securing "the equal protection of the laws" for every person:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction there of, are citizens of the United States and of the State where in they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

5: Supreme Court decisions are not accepted in this case whatsoever as pertaining to avoiding our rights. Though I do not agree with polygamy for me, in these cases, no one can say that a family who willingly submits to a GOD given polygamist family law is in the wrong. When the people willingly agree upon these matters in their own home, only God can decide. In fact, this isnít what this is about other than this was their religious right. Accordingly, as we see in Official Declaration 1 of Wilford Woodruff, plural marriages were abandoned before being stripped. Religion stripping is made possible due to Amendment 14. We can study this by looking into the Mormon Pioneer Migration. As for illegal, the Bible draws the line at intentionally hurting others against their will as being illegal. By Biblical law, this can only be examined in any finite detail by the Church, as one cannot say that their opinion merely hurts them.

The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868.

The Word of GOD closed the addition to Constitutional additions when Joseph Smith died in 1844.

The Mormon Church of Joseph is the actual once veiled Church of Pergamos.

(Doctrine & Covenants 135:1-7) (Revelation 2:13)

Joseph was long ago sold to Egypt. (Genesis 37:5-10, 39:1) (1 Nephi 1:1-3, 16:7-37)

The fourteenth Amendment was set up to take religious rights where previously they could not do so.

Anything more or less than the Constitutional Law of the government which was established upon the revelation given to the Churches through Joseph Smith has an evil purpose if used as a reason to deny practice of religion.

(Doctrine and Covenants 101:77-95, 98:6-7) Public Law 97-280 is not more or less than that Constitutional law, because it does not try to alter Amendment One. If there were a problem with that, then we would bring the faith upon the Constitution of the land alone. Amendment 14, if used to deter the free practice of religion accepted by GOD, becometh of evil. By this, GOD was accepting what was written in the Constitution. By adding to the Constitution in order to take from the freedom of religion in order to take anything from what was given as the freedom of religion, would be that which came from an evil purpose. Amendment Fourteen was a stipulation that incorporated the ability to strip freedom of religion which we have not had in our country since. Even so, the courts and judges cannot deny our Constitutional rights. The Fourteenth Amendment was added against our religions. Because of this, and that the legal oracles and/or laws were handed to the Jewish Nation of Israel, the Bible is GOD's foundation on which we are to abide by. Because of the fact that our ancestors and families founded this nation with a purpose of rights to godly religions, the people after them have no right to take this away from their descendants which are rightful heirs of the Constitutional laws. No argument, regardless, is justifiable before GOD in these matters. Definition of a godly religion is in the same bounds of knowingly hurting another on purpose; finite details to be sought in the churches.

Steven

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