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When Technicalities Trump Righteousness

posted Jun 30, 2013, 10:25 AM by hbchurch org


The Supreme Court’s decision on Prop. 8 just drove one more nail into the coffin of our beloved nation. Two of the most “conservative” justices apparently cast their votes on the basis of what’s been called a “legal technicality”. Granted, their ruling did not literally come down on either side of the same-sex marriage issue, but gay rights advocates saw the decision as a victory. I have no doubt that Satan had the same reaction. He just won another battle.

But are we really surprised? The pendulum of public sentiment, especially on moral issues in the western world, has swung far to the left. Western Europe took the lead a number of years ago by embracing the homosexual agenda. This is why our President felt very comfortable proclaiming his support of gay rights in Berlin (which boasts of one the largest enclaves for homosexuals in all of western Europe) last week. Here is an excerpt from that speech which was heartily approved of by those gathered in front of the Brandenburg gate to cheer Mr. Obama:

“...I’d suggest that peace with justice begins with the example we set here at home, for we know from our own histories that intolerance breeds injustice. Whether it’s based on race, or religion, gender or sexual orientation, we are stronger when all our people — no matter who they are or what they look like — are granted opportunity, and when our wives and our daughters have the same opportunities as our husbands and our sons. (Applause.)

When we respect the faiths practiced in our churches and synagogues, our mosques and our temples, we’re more secure. When we welcome the immigrant with his talents or her dreams, we are renewed. (Applause.) When we stand up for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters and treat their love and their rights equally under the law, we defend our own liberty as well. We are more free when all people can pursue their own happiness. (Applause.) And as long as walls exist in our hearts to separate us from those who don’t look like us, or think like us, or worship as we do, then we’re going to have to work harder, together, to bring those walls of division down.”

So, is justice to be defined by man’s happiness, thus requiring all of us to treat that which is an abomination to God with a twisted brand of love that encourages people to continue in sin? That’s what the devil wants and it looks like our government is now his #1 accomplice.

How should we view evil? One succinct statement should suffice. Paul said, “abhor what is evil” (Rom. 12:9). Can we truly say we abhor what is evil if we patronize movies that promote it. And how can anyone say he is a devoted follower of the one (Jesus) who “loved righteousness and hated iniquity” (Heb. 1:9) and then vote for people who endorse sin, especially sins like sodomy and murder (abortion)? Political allegiance aside, we must stand up for righteousness first!  KD