Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Moral Meltdown

The Obama Administration has formally objected to FDR's prayer being displayed at the World War II Memorial in D.C.

You will not believe the reasoning behind the decision.

Sen. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, said last week, "Saying life begins at conception is extreme and radical."

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, who voted for the passage of DOMA in 1996 now says "much has happened" since DOMA became law. It must now be repealed.

And Sen. Diane Feinstien, D-Cal., who has sponsored the bill to repeal DOMA, says the Defense of Marriage Act is "clearly discriminatory."

A moral meltdown.

Here are the details, some personal thoughts and links.

Although President Obama has often compared himself to FDR, his administration is formally objecting to FDR's prayer be included in the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C.

Rep. Bill Johnson R-Ohio, who is sponsoring a bill to include the prayer over the formal objections of the Obama Administration, says he and others are outraged that this administration would try to exclude FDR's prayer that "gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as they fought against tyranny and oppression."

The prayer asks God to give the allied troops courage and faith saying, "With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy."

Not acceptable. But why? Why the formal objection?

The administration explains it this way: "Any plaque or inscription of the prayer would dilute the memorial's central message and therefore should not be altered."

Dilute the message?

I had family members in that war. FDR's prayer transcended political and even religious preferences. The troop's central message in the snow and mud of Europe was an appeal for God's help. Survival. Not political correctness.

Not so long ago, I was reminded of those realities as I officiated my last Randall uncle's funeral at Evergreen Washelli in Seattle--a veteran of that war.

Rep. Johnson told FOX News, "This should give Americans a great deal of concern...For there to be objections to demonstrating a faith in God at critical points in our nation's history---particularly on D-DAY, boggles my mind."

They are creating an environment where even a past President who embraced invoking God's help and blessing is not acceptable.

Moral Meltdown.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., chair of the Democratic National Committee said last week that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is "an extreme and radical step."

She said it is "divisive, dangerous, destructive---an attack on women"--- and "For the vast majority of Americans, including people on both sides of the abortion issue, this is an extreme step," suggesting that those who believe life begins at conception are out of sync with the new truth of our times.

Perhaps God Himself is confused and dangerous. His Word says He knew us when we were formed in our mother's womb.

Moral meltdown.

Sen . Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, voted for DOMA in 1996. Now he says "much has happened" since DOMA became law and he says, "The time has come to recognize that all married couples deserve legal rights."

Is he suggesting that polygamous groupings, as well as those who seek to marry, or claim to be "married" to a minor child, an animal, a brother or sister, etc, should also be recognized? If not how does recognizing homosexual "marriage" create "equality?"

Marriage, by definition, is discriminatory. It has always been. The big lie is that legalizing homosexual "marriage" somehow equals "equality". Actually, it equals "special rights," not equality.

Moral meltdown.

Sen. Diane Feinstien, D-Ca., who has sponsored the bill to repeal DOMA, says that DOMA is "clearly discriminatory."

It is. It was designed by God for certain and special purposes. Loving someone or something was not the basis for the institution of marriage, although marriage is the most meaningful relationship that exists between a man and a woman. That relationship model is available to everyone, with some restrictions.

Feinstien's bill is not only discriminating, but it is also deceptive.

It is titled the "Respect for Marriage Act of 2011".

Respect for marriage?

Moral meltdown.

At it's foundation, our country based its values on Scripture and the Decalogue---Francis Schaeffer called it a "Christian consensus." On this foundation, America became the most free, prosperous, blessed, innovative and charitable nation in the history of the world.

Now, there are those obsessed with the idea of eradicating those values from the foundations of the country, in the name of diversity, equality and political correctness. At any spiritual, cultural and personal cost.

In the first century, the Greek city of Corinth was a center of worldwide commerce, and it was also a center of paganism, idolatry and sexual immorality. Many Corinthians had become Christians. The Apostle Paul warned them against the cultural, moral meltdown of their day. He wrote to them, "Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9–10). Paul concludes, "You were once like them, but you have been washed, sanctified and justified" referring to the redemption found in Jesus Christ.

Do not be deceived.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

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6 comments:

  1. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., chair of the Democratic National Committee said last week that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is "an extreme and radical step."

    So was abolition. What's her point?

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  2. RE: Is he suggesting that polygamous groupings, as well as those who seek to marry, or claim to be "married" to a minor child, an animal, a brother or sister, etc, should also be recognized? If not how does recognizing homosexual "marriage" create "equality?"

    There are no legally married polygamists, or minors, or animals or close relatives, so this argument is irrelevant and nothing more than a change of subject to avoid addressing the real issue. There are, on the other hand, legally married same-sex couples, and DOMA allows the government to discriminate against us.

    RE: Marriage, by definition, is discriminatory. It has always been. The big lie is that legalizing homosexual "marriage" somehow equals "equality". Actually, it equals "special rights," not equality.

    Just because there are some restrictions doesn't mean all restrictions are valid, fair, and/or even constitutional. (Remember the race restrictions on marriage?) There are good reasons for some of the restrictions (ie, minors, relatives, multiple spouses) but there are no good reasons to deny same-sex couples marriage.

    RE: (DOMA) was designed by God for certain and special purposes.

    This is nothing less than delusional. DOMA was designed by Republicans to single out gay people for discrimination.

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  3. A couple of these paragraphs sound eerily like some comments on this blog a few weeks ago. Gary, do you comment anonymously on your own blog to make it seem like you have more supporters than you do?

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  4. Gary is not saying that DOMA was designed by God. He is saying that marriage was designed by God. Adam. Eve. Garden of Eden. Nice try.

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  5. Faith and Freedom Staff11:26 AM, November 08, 2011

    Any comments from our office are identified from Faith and Freedom Staff

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  6. RE: Is he suggesting that polygamous groupings, as well as those who seek to marry, or claim to be "married" to a minor child, an animal, a brother or sister, etc, should also be recognized? If not how does recognizing homosexual "marriage" create "equality?"

    It lets all citizens with an of age, unrelated husband or wife license the 100% secular civil contract in support of marriage letting all citizens do what some citizens can already do. All citizens equal under the law.

    In contract no one can license with a spouse that is a close relative, and no animal can as yet enter into any kind of civil contract at all. Again, all citizens equal under the law.

    And DOMA is the feds not honoring all totally legal civil contracts licensed by the states. They can't pick and choose which ones they are going to consider valid. If you want that then you need to make the civil marriage contract a federal legal document and it isn't.

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