Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Friday, April 04, 2008

Hillary Alienates Social Conservatives Again

Why should we be surprised that Hillary Clinton thinks she can be all things to all people? Hillary on the one hand thinks she can court the Evangelical vote by affirming that she is a committed Christian while on the other hand telling the gay/lesbian movement that she will fight for gay rights and equality. However, the two sides are for all practical purposes mutually exclusive.

This is not to say that gay/lesbian individuals do not have basic human rights. God's general grace to all humankind, even those who continue in rebellion would supply basic needs to them such as food, water, shelter, and the right to exist. God makes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust:

Matthew 5:45 (ESV)45 kso that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and lsends rain on the just and on the unjust. [1]
k Luke 6:35; [Eph. 5:1; Phil. 2:15]
l Acts 14:17
[1] The Holy Bible : English Standard Version. Wheaton : Standard Bible Society, 2001

Moreover, Christian morality forbids gay marriage and any endorsement of such behavior. While Christians certainly recognize that homosexuals are going to do what they wish in a free society, that by no means implies that Christians wish to encourage, endorse or promote homosexual behavior by rewarding such behavior with tax breaks and all the benefits of marriage between a man and a woman. To reward aberrant and undesireable behavior with benefits borders on the absurd. It should be enough that homosexuals have a right to equal housing and equal employment. Beyond that I cannot go as a Christian.

The problem for Hillary is that she is trying to play political games and ride the fence. The gay rights activists are not fooled either. Moreover, the gay agenda is dissatisfied because they do not see Hillary as radical enough in her support. Yes, Hillary and Bill have gay friends but they are not going to march in any gay pride parades for security reasons:
"Continue to support gay pride celebrations, to the extent that security would allow. 'I don't think the Secret Service let Bill walk in a parade when he became president,' she said." (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CLINTON_GAY_RIGHTS?SITE=IADES&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT).

The fact that Hillary is willing to "defend" gay rights merely shows to Christians that she is not a committed Christian after all. Christians may defend basic human rights for all Americans but they should not and cannot support the gay agenda or even court the gay vote as this is a conflict with basic Christian morality and teaching. As I said in an earlier post, Hillary is merely playing word games and is by no means a genuine Christian. (http://reasonablechristian.blogspot.com/2008/03/overwhelmed-by-floods-of-heterodoxy.html#links).

May God have mercy!

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