I am sensitive to politicians who misuse Scripture. (Please note that a lot of politicians do this, regardless of political affiliation. I fault any who do this, regardless of what letter they have after their name.) Today I read a news article where a presidential candidate used a verse inappropriately. I’m going to call this particular error “Smoke and Mirrors Exposition” which I define as taking a verse out of context to support an issue in which the verse has no bearing on the issue at hand. With this particular error, oftentimes the same issue supported by the politician is clearly condemned by other passages of Scripture. Continue reading
With the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage (marriage equality), there have been dire warnings from numerous sources heralding the negative effects of this landmark decision. Todd Starnes has outlined one in this opinion piece: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/08/11/chaplains-banned-from-preaching-that-homosexuality-is-sin.html.
Essentially, a Christian chaplain in Kentucky was told he could no longer minister to juvenile inmates because he refused to “sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is ‘sinful’”. Although the final outcome will be decided in court, this is just one example of Christians being discriminated against for not toeing the the line of political correctness. Continue reading