Rand Paul: Religious Freedom Dying at Altar of Political Correctness
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five theses on the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Christianity was for all time changed by one man's confrontation with authority.
For his audacity, for alleging that one's path to heaven could not be purchased, Luther was excommunicated. It took great bravery to challenge what was then considered to be the ultimate arbiter of God's will. Luther was told, effectively, that his pathway to heaven was foreclosed.
When the Mayor of Houston, sent her legal attack dogs to demand the sermons of ministers who opposed an ordinance that might prevent churches from hiring people who adhered to a traditional faith, my first thought was of Martin Luther and my hope was that someone would, in elaborate calligraphy, stencil the First Amendment upon parchment and nail it to the doors of city hall....
Yes, I think these pastors are protected by the Constitution and I think they should or others aggressively take a legal stand against this queer's actions. Apparently there are too many Catholics and politically correct people in Houston. Many of you will like the the entire article that was on John Ankerberg's site, [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/_PDFArchives/media-wise/MW1W0100.pdf]]]?Inoculate Your Children Against Political Correctness![/URL] I found a small portion of it quite good, to wit,
Dr. Tom Snyder wrote: Teach students proper biblical critical thinking tools so they can learn to acquire knowlÂedge and tell what is false and what is true by using logic and by objectively weighing factual evidence gleaned from reliable, credible historical documents and eyewitness testimony.
Teach intellectual and moral absolutes about truth, culture, philosophy, and morality instead of relativistic ideas. Help students use these intellectual and moral absolutes to give meaning and purpose to their lives.
Stress cognitive thinking skills and objective academic knowledge rather than feelings and personal opinions.
Dr. Synder did have some other good points in that section, but I'm running out of space to mention them.
We do have however vouchsafed freedoms of God and natures God that the constitution proclaims. God blessed this nation with that document. Is it perfect, no. Is it scripture, no. What it is is a cry in the darkness of human depravity for freedom to think, express, worship and seek the true beneficence of God.
What does the Gospel of Jesus Christ have to do with the First Amendment? Martin Luther attacked false doctrine. Our weapons are not carnal. The Gospel, not the US Constitution, is the answer. 2 Cor 5:17