Legislating Morality

Monday, 27 Aug 2007

We must not get the idea that every moral truth in Scripture is to be implemented on earth by human sanctions.
In the earlier days of our nation's history, this dilemma, though always present in theory, was not especially troublesome in practice, since the vast majority of people–the "men on the street"–at least gave lip service to the biblical faith. But now religious and philosophical diversity has reached such a point in the United States that attempts to promote any particular religious position are sure to draw fire from adherents of other views. And the Supreme Court, in its school prayer decisions and other similar judgments, has made plain that it will not tolerate even ...

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