Monday, February 27, 2012

A/G McKenna--Let God's People Go

In another place, at another time, Moses, speaking for God, told a repressive government that refused to allow the Hebrew people to worship their God in truth, action and conscience, "Let my people go so they can worship me." (Ex. 9:1 NIV)


I speak only as a concerned citizen, a retired pastor and a Christian brother to the Stormans family, "Please, Mr. Attorney General, let God's people go."



Please do not drag them through yet another court and ultimately to the Supreme Court in order to suppress their religious objection to selling "Plan B," or what they and many believe to be "The Abortion Pill" in their pharmacy.

You and the state have said they must violate their conscience and religious beliefs and sell the pills in order "to provide timely access to medicines for people who need them."

Judge Leighton has ruled that in fact, "The state's true goal was to suppress religious objection by druggists---not promote timely access."

The Stormans have been publicly tried for their religious beliefs and the right to practice them in their own pharmacy. The personal cost to the Stormans family is nearly $500,000, stress and humiliation.

The Governor, Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the Seattle Times editorial board are all urging that, "The state should appeal" and take it all the way if necessary.

Please don't do it.

However, should you yield to these forceful voices and continue to litigate against the Stormans family, please look up to the top of the eastern pediment of the US Supreme Court Building as you enter. You will note that Herman A. McNeil has carved the likeness of Moses in the center of the pediment.

Please know that he will likely be looking down on the proceedings---and so will a lot of people of faith and conscience in Washington State.

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

12 comments:

  1. AMEN!
    Port Orchard, WA

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  2. What a hypocrite! When the California AG refused to appeal the ruling striking down Prop 8, Gary and his friends denounced him.

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  3. See, the left isn't actually opposed to discrimination, they just want to decide who gets discriminated against.

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  4. Gary isn't a hypocrite. He is consistently oppossed to gay marriage and consistently pro-life. Thank you for your stand Gary.

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  5. I agree with Rick Santorem, separation of church and state makes me sick!

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  6. 11:14 Nice try lefty.

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    1. Huh? Rick's not a lefty. He's our next president, and he's right, seperation of church and state is WRONG.

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  7. Amen again! Thanks Gary and staff.

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  8. 09:04 AM

    So, in other words Gary isn't a hipocrite, he is just a practitioner of outcome based ethics. If the ends suit him, the means are ethical.

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  9. 12:47

    What? Its not unethical to pursue your goal within the confines of the law. Which is everyone's right. Even yours.

    Craig in Lacey

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  10. The confusion regarding the AG's actions are a testimony to how he is influenced by others in regard to political expediency and how he seemingly views the responsibility of his office.

    By this I must remind all that when the initial law suit was filed regarding National Health care by several state in 2010, the AG stood against his office position and the governor to join the law suit. Now this was not of his own doing but under the pressure of several of Wa States strong Constitutional Conservative. It can be argued that since this was a "Federal" bill, the AG was safe to engage in a suit contrary to the beliefs of the governor.

    Yet, the AG could argue that this is a State issue and that he must support the governor in her pursuit to again force her immorality on every citizen through legislation and the courts. For the AG one would hope that the moral inconsistency that he is exhibiting in standing against the federal legislation that incorporates "Plan B" and yet supports it at the state level would keep a moral man up at night.

    Our Founders established or form of governance for a moral and virtuous people. Such that the rule of law would have consistencies. Yet, the States have the capacity to establish stronger positions than the Fed but can NEVER obviate the moral definitions of an individual Citizen. Hence the protection of ones religious conscience, self expression and many other God given Rights protected in both the federal and state Constitutions.

    It seems that we have those in governance that are willing to trample Rights for the implementation of practices that cater to the few and are willing to obviate the core foundations of what established this nation, allowing it to rise to greatness through the blessings of God.

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    1. Nice post, thanx

      Craig in Lacey

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