Our Creator the source of individual rights? Our courts and culture regularly deny Him. The right to life? The Supreme Court has rejected that right for the unborn at any stage. Liberty? We are trading it for license. The right to happiness has been supplanted by a right to do whatever you want to do and all must approve.
It takes a truly great man to resist seizing power when it is clearly within his grasp.
All Christians should affirm that "all people of all colors everywhere" are made in the image and likeness of God and merit the rights He has bestowed and which government has been charged with safeguarding. Should we not also affirm that God-given rights extend to all persons, regardless of gestational state, size, physical formation, intellectual development or capacity for self-sustenance?
January 16 is Religious Freedom Day -- a day to celebrate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom. Why celebrate it? We might start by remembering a history of religious discrimination and persecution.
Put simply: What one believes will determine how he acts. This is true in every sphere of life. Those who deny that faith matters to politics are guilty of ill-defining faith itself: "Religion," the formalistic assent given to a set of doctrines and practices, is immaterial if one’s real faith is informed by selfish desire and temporal aims.
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