The California Supreme Court has decided to hear the constitutional challenge to Prop 8. They will probably strike down the referendum. Thus gay mob rule becomes the arbiter of morality, justice, and law.
Are both major political parties inherently socialist? Do both believe in government control of wealth even when it is opposed by the voters? Consider that the Senate and the House ignored a flood of calls and emails that opposed the “bailout” and voted it through anyway. Joel McDurmon explains his concerns in an article titled “The Great Conservative Hypocrisy:”
Conservative Christians oppose liberals in general. We pretend we have the moral high ground. We oppose abortion, the homosexual lobby, etc. And yet Christians accept, almost across the board, socialist wealth-redistribution schemes. We accept, and through our practices and choices approve, the principle that money can be taken from someone else by force in order to pay for a cause we believe is good. The most glaring example of this is education. Christians, almost to the person, accept and fight for the institution of public education funded by other people’s wealth. Christians will employ every intellectual artifice imaginable in order to justify public education. And yet what is government education based on except a wealth-redistribution scheme? Likewise, what is Social Security except a gargantuan behemoth of a wealth-redistribution scheme? What is the authorization of billions to prosecute unnecessary war except a wealth redistribution scheme? Christians will fight to the end for these things as morally right, and yet the funding for these things is based on institutionalized theft. Oh hear the justifications and rationalizations roll in against this claim! But there is no good rebuttal. Face it: most Christians believe in theft under the cover of a majority vote. Face it: most Christians (and most conservatives in general) are Socialists. Christians and conservatives condemn Obama for wanting to “spread the wealth around,” and yet most base their lives and their children’s lives on the same principle. . . .
An Arab-American group asked Senate Democrats not to allow Senator Joe Lieberman to continue being chairman of the Homeland Security Committee. A letter from the Arab American Institute addressed to U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the majority leader, disagreed with a report on Islamist extremism and the “Homegrown Terrorist Threat” that was finished in May under Lieberman’s leadership.
The Arab-American Institute (AAI) claims that “the overall findings of the report make the dangerous and unsubstantiated claim that the threat posed by violent extremists now comes ‘increasingly from within’ the United States and falsely characterizes Arabs and Muslims in America as ‘susceptible to radicalization.’ “
Really? Didn’t the Homeland Security Committee simply state the obvious? I guess the AAI doesn’t think Lieberman is following the “politically correct” play book. It looks like Lieberman will continue as chairman of the Homeland Security Committee without the AAI’s approval.
It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shows, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more. You will think me transported with Enthusiasm but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even although We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.
“Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.” (Proverbs 21:2)
Is it up to men alone to define what is good and what is evil? Have you ever heard anyone say, “That may be right for you and true for you, but I know what is right and true for me.” Maybe you have heard something along these lines: “What right do you have to tell me what is good and evil? I can make up my own mind about these things.” People do not like for others to put labels on their actions. They do not like to see actions in terms of black and white, but only in shades of grey. For them, there is no moral truth or standard of absolute truth and they will rant and rage if you presume to judge their actions. Such assessments are not politically correct in today’s polite society.
Do you remember the wailing and gnashing of teeth that occurred when President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire?” The media and secular progressive politicians went on for weeks in hysteria and outrage that he had the audacity to call the communist government evil. They completely ignored the fact that the communist had murdered millions of their own people and sent hundreds of thousands off to die in their labor camps and prisons whose only crime was their desire to live endowed by the inalienable rights granted by their Creator.
The idea of absolute ethical values supported by absolute truth is the first thing rejected when a civilization begins its decline. Everyone begins to do what is right in their own eyes. The concept of Biblical sin is portrayed as barbaric and believing Christians as dull minded. The scientific absolute of a chemical structure is readily acceptable but the possibility of an absolute moral framework that applies to all human beings everywhere and in every time is rejected out of hand. Mankind still desires to eat its forbidden fruit and play the part of God. Man wants to be a law unto himself. We want to live on our terms.
Our problem is spiritual. We have rebelled against the authority of God over our lives. There is now a vast gap between us and God and our fellowship with Him cannot be restored by my personal moral choices. Redemption must precede morality. Christianity is all about the redemption of humanity by God. Only redemption enables us to understand God’s moral law. Only spiritual redemption enables us to reason morally. Jesus Christ came that we might be restored to fellowship with God.