“Maybe the world is spinning toward a wider acceptance of homosexual rights, and here’s Scalia, standing athwart it. At least standing athwart it as a constitutional entitlement. But I have never been custodian of my legacy. When I’m dead and gone, I’ll either be sublimely happy or terribly unhappy.”
By Brandon Smith Christians ought to be wary of following Donald Miller’s recent advice to seek truth more like a Supreme Court justice. Far from being a group of individuals seeking only to find truth under submission to the constitution itself, the century has revealed the Court’s penchant for interpreting the document in a way […]
The rhetoric of the cultural left in attempting to force social change on an unwilling majority seems to play off Supreme Court decisions. The court’s “animus” standard introduces an ideological element into law, invalidating laws which have good rational support, if it judges “animus” or hostility to have been part of the enactment of these laws.
Marriage is certainly extremely important, and arguments for it should be developed; the divinely ordained family is important and part of what Christians are trying to defend, and it is something positive to talk about. But the most intense conflict threatening Christians today remains the moral status of homosexuality.
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court “essentially gutted” the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and recalls the infamous Fugitive Slave Act of the 1850s, according to the dean of the Washington National Cathedral. In a Sunday sermon celebrating recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and lamenting a ruling on […]
By Marjorie Jeffrey (@MarjorieJeffrey) Much news has come in the past few days involving the fight for religious freedom in the United States: most prominently, Supreme Court rulings on homosexual marriage. What went slightly less publicized was the release of the Department of Health and Human Services final rulemaking on the contraception mandate for religious […]
United Methodism’s bishops and General Board of Church and Society refuse to acknowledge their church’s official position, affirmed at General Conference by over 70 percent, affirming “laws in civil society defining marriage as the union of man and woman.” So revered evangelical leader Maxie Dunnam, former Asbury Seminary president, articulates the United Methodist reaction to […]
by Barton Gingerich (@bjgingerich) Last Tuesday, IRD participated in the March for Marriage (that’s some of us at the top there, sans cross-dressing dancer who was 15 feet off, stage left). As you may notice, several of us were born in the 80s. I thought it might be worthwhile, in my younger years, to offer […]
By Michael Novak As it happened, I was able to spend a couple of hours between flights with Bob Bork just ten days before he died, and I got to tell him of my gratitude for so much friendship and laughter over the past quarter-century, of my admiration for his depth, and—embarrassing him, as I […]
Predictably the National Council of Churches (NCC) has quickly hailed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Obamacare, which it likens to the work of Jesus. “We as churches follow the bold example of Jesus, who healed the sick, sometimes breaking the religious law that governed society,” the NCC boasted. “Our members have always believed that […]