Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Manhattan Declaration

Render to Caesar what is Caesar's, but do not render to Caesar what is God's


Beth said...

Hi Kris, I had not heard about this, but I think it is a very good idea! We are becoming a morally bankrupt society, and it's effects are showing through the many facets of our lives!

Long time, no visit I know, I hope you and your family are doing well!

Name: Soapboxgod said... the church is up in arms about abortion and same sex marriage??

They oppose abortion as they speak the virtues of life. This of course all the while churches across the nation have begun taking up such other hot button issues as "global warming" and other such liberal and/or collective issues. Dare tell me what good is a life if you're only going to subject that life to some such collectivist directive under the guise of "biblical duty"???

Tis why I have so many problems with Mike Huckabee. He's a Pro-Life liberal too. Yes yes yes let's do everything within our power to assert the right to life. But oh..nevermind that I think each one of those lives has a moral or biblical obligation to provide in-state tuition to the children of illegal immigrants or higher taxes for whatever other biblical duty. Sorry Huck...there's no virtue in a life whose sole purpose is to serve interests other than one's own.

As for the same sex marriage issue, it's pretty amazing that the same people who criticize government in their healthcare, bedroom, child's classroom, et al. seem to have no compunction with using the same government as a force to prohibit the freedom and liberty of other individuals. And, lest we forget, a number of churches would do well to take a look in the mirror on same sex issues. I have a much greater issue with clergymen who molest children than I do with two adults of the same sex wanting to be married.

The proper role of government is to uphold a contract not establish the terms of it.

Marriage is a union between two things. In the context of persons, it is a union between two consenting adults period.

Anonymous said...

Ya, everybody has a bigger issue with clergymen who molest children than with gay marriage, but molesting children is already illegal, the rate of pedophilia among clergy is lower than the general population, and churches will fire u in an instant if u have done that. So little to nothing can be done to prevent clergy molesting children - for the most part it's already been prevented.
Allowing gay "marriage" is not an issue of liberty any more than incestuous "marriage."