First Baptist Dallas is a bastion of conservatism in the most conservative State in the Union. The 147 year old Megachurch, comprising 12,000 members, operates two universities, First Baptist Academy of Dallas and Criswell College. The church also operates radio station KCBI-FM (90.9) in Dallas, as well as radio stations KCRN and KCRN-FM in San Angelo Texas and KCBK in Frederick Oklahoma.
Dr. Robert Jeffress, the firebrand pastor of First Baptist Dallas, has attacked both homosexuality and Islam from the pulpit. In December 2010, Dr. Jeffress composed a "naughty and nice" list, identifying Dallas retailers who acknowledged Christmas and those who "bowed to the strident voices of those who object to the holiday."
As one would certainly expect, Dr. Jeffress is opposed to queer (aka same-sex) marriage. And as anyone who knows anything about Dr. Jeffress would expect, he is doing something about it. In the face of the impending Supreme Court decision on queer marriage, Dr. Jeffress has assembled a coalition of 43,000 Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, and Jewish leaders and laymen who collectively refuse to abide by any Supreme Court decision that would legalize queer marriage.
The group purchased an ad in the Washington post on Wednesday 10 June in the form of an open letter apprising the Court of their intention to nullify any legislation from the bench that would require them to perform queer marriages.
I'm not a Baptist, and I live in Houston, 250 miles south of First Baptist Dallas, but I admire Dr. Jeffress for his courage and conviction – and for his stalwart resistance to the efforts of a secular government to destroy Christianity and anything else that stands in the way of its complete hegemony over the People of the United States.
“Th[is] may mean we experience jail time," Dr. Jeffress told The Daily Caller News Foundation, "loss of tax exempt status, but as the scripture says, we ought to obey God rather than man, and that’s our choice. The Supreme Court, regardless of what they may think, is not the highest authority in the land.”
Dr. Jeffress' adamant resistance to federal overreach should be an inspiration to us all. We don't have to put up with it. All we have to do is ignore any federal fiats that violate the Constitution of the United States or the Constitutions of our sovereign States.
Dr. Jeffress is right. The Supreme Court is not the highest authority in the land. The highest authority in the land is the entity that created the Supreme Court and the whole dang federal government – the People of the United States.