Nov 3, 2010

Iowa Voters Boot 'Rogue' Judges

Charlie ButtsBy Charlie Butts

Iowa voters have ousted the three state Supreme Court justices who voted to redefine marriage.

Iowa's Supreme Court recently voted unanimously in favor of homosexual "marriage," and three of those justices were recently on the ballot for a retention vote. But following Tuesday night's election, Chuck Hurley, president of the Iowa Family Policy Center (IFPC), informed OneNewsNow those judges will soon be out of a job. (See earlier story)

"So we're praising God; we're thanking all the Iowans who stood up to judicial tyranny," he shares. "It's great news in Iowa, and it's great news for the country that judges don't have to lord it over us. 'We the people' are the ultimate authority."

The pro-family advocate adds that one of the most heartening aspects of the campaign was the fact that hundreds of pastors across the state spoke out about the issue.

"God is our ultimate authority, and we think that we did God's will by standing up to the three judges who would try to redefine God's institution and say that marriage is anything other than one man and one woman," Hurley explains.

Outgoing Governor Chet Culver (D) could appoint liberal judges to replace the three, but the IFPC president says they can also be ousted if necessary.

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