Browsing the blog archives for June, 2013

Voting Your Conscience, Or Hate Mongering?

As Christians, we are to love the sinner, but not the sin. We all sin, but believers fight daily to overcome and live as the Bible says we should. We are to reject sin and not embrace it, no matter the pressures we face. This is what Jesus instructed in His kind and gentle way.

This becomes a political issue, especially when candidates do not align with conservative views, which often overlap with Biblical views. How do we attempt to bring together the varied voices within the Christian community and the conservative movement? Should we? Or should we stand firm and solid in our core beliefs and the Republican platform? Should Republicans continue to be the party of unflinching values, or cave to moderates and liberals? After all, progressives certainly want us to “come over to their side.” As voters, we have choices to make, some very difficult.

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Mock ‘Marriage’ And The Death Of Freedom

While poorly decided U.S. Supreme Court cases are a dime a dozen, prior to Wednesday, two stood alone as the most wretched and constitutionally groundless in American History. First was the 1857 Dred Scott decision. Among other things, it robbed African-Americans of both their U.S. citizenship and their dignity.

Next came the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. It has robbed over 55 million U.S. citizens of their very lives. For the first time in American history, the high court imagined a phantom constitutional right for women to dismember alive their own pre-born children.

Both of these cases are blights on American history. Fortunately, the first, Dred Scott, has been officially relegated to the dustbin of judicial disgrace, while the second, Roe v. Wade, continues to be used as justification for mass genocide.

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DOMA Crumbles Along With The Church?

Around the time our U.S. Constitution was compiled, John Adams made the statement: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

He’s likely rolling in his grave, because on June 26, 2013 the US Supreme Court stuck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA was passed into law by our elected representatives and signed into law by Democrat president Bill Clinton. Rather than redefining marriage, it affirmed the traditional Biblical view of marriage between one man and one woman. The sanctity of marriage has now crumbled.

This nation, regardless of what people say, was founded upon the Judeo-Christian ethic and is the reason why we have done so well for so long.

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Senate Amnesty Dies in the HOUSE

Yesterday, as expected, the U.S. Senate passed the bloated bill that will fail to actually fix immigration. The final vote was 68-32, which is significant because with all the arm-twisting, grandstanding and bribery, Democrats failed to reach their much coveted goal of 70 votes. This is a sign of weakness for the Democrats and should only embolden the Republican-controlled House. Both Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz of Texas voted against the bill.

House Speaker John Boehner declared the Senate bill dead and will not be heard in the House. In addition, he said only legislation with the Republican majority’s support will be heard. As the grassroots, we must hold his feet to the fire on this promise. It appears the House wants a slower pace to review immigration and will only pass reforms in pieces rather than an all-inclusive bill.

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Jared Woodfill Statement Regarding Supreme Court Rejecting DOMA

We find the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act deeply disturbing not only because of its overall findings but because of the intolerance displayed by the majority opinion toward those who disagree with it. In a 5-4 decision, the Court struck down a piece of the Act based upon a false view of unequal allocation of benefits to equal marriages. The Court’s ruling allows for federal government benefits to be available to both heterosexual and homosexual marriages; however, it appears nothing within the ruling would impact the voter-approved laws in the states on this issue. In addition, the case involving the ban on Gay Marriage by California voters was thrown out by the Court based on a technicality and not on the actual issues of the case. Today’s rulings will not end the debate but only enflame it just as Roe v. Wade did with abortion.

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