Even if you’re not a “news junkie” by now everyone has heard that the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Friday that same-sex marriage is legal is all 50 states.
The reaction has been swift and predictable. Homosexuals and liberals are ecstatic. Conservatives and Bible Believers have denounced the decision.
Joe Ortwert of the Missouri Family Policy Council, called the decision ”a reckless ruling that will have a devastating impact on the future of our nation. This disgraceful decision is the latest most evident sign of the moral bankruptcy of the U. S. Government, the moral corruption of its leaders, the vile decadence of American culture and society, and the growing godlessness of the American people.” Continue reading
During the Iraq war in 2004 the Wall Street Journal ran a front page story about the “new training” the Marines were receiving.
In addition to being drilled in combat skills and heavy weaponry, they were receiving instruction regarding respect for the Iraqi citizens. The Marine commanders borrowed the maxim from the Hippocratic Oath: “First do no harm.” The philosophy behind the new protocol was not intended to put the Marines at unwarranted risk, but defuse hostility and suspicion. The article called it a “reprogramming campaign” that teaches these skilled soldiers to ask questions first and shoot later. Continue reading
In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis made this declaration in the third Vatican council.
“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. Continue reading
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Monday was a historical day. On MLK day our first black President was sworn into office for a second term. But there was something else. For the first time in an Inaugural speech, a President used the word “gay” to address sexual orientation and promote same-sex marriage.
President Obama also invoked “Stonewall” a gay bar in Greenwich, where in 1969 a police raid sparked riots. He placed it the same category as 1848 Women’s right convention in Seneca Falls, and the 1965 civil rights March in Selma, Alabama.
And what is my response? Continue reading
Who said this?
“…at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized – at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do – it’s important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” Continue reading
My blog on Tuesday, “Is Morality Evolving,” is already partially outdated. (If you haven’t seen it, read it first. https://thepreachersword.com/2012/05/08/is-morality-evolving/)
I stated what President Obama has repeatedly said over the past three years that his view of same-sex marriage is “evolving.” On Wednesday his evolution was fully completed. The President has “come out” and said that he now favors same-sex marriage. In a quickly called news conference the President said, “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Continue reading