When does a vote count

When does your vote not count? Apparently it is if you vote against the efforts of some to redefine marriage. The Patriot Post reports the following on this subject: Former Bush administration Solicitor General Theodore Olson and attorney David Boies have filed suit in the California District Court to overturn Proposition 8, which was passed by voters last year and amends the state’s constitution to say that marriage is only between one man and one woman. Opponents recently lost a battle in the Supreme Court of California, which said that Prop. 8 was a valid amendment to the state’s constitution, but Olson alleges that it violates the due process and equal protection clauses of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. “Creating a second class of citizens is discrimination plain and simple,” said Olson, a member of the conservative Federalist Society. “The Constitution of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Abraham Lincoln does not permit it. Proposition 8 denies people fundamental constitutional rights.”

It’s hard to believe that Jefferson, Madison or Lincoln would have seen it as Olson claims. Until this decade, marriage has been defined as being between one man and one woman. Keeping that definition doesn’t deny anyone any rights — no one is prohibited from marrying. But choosing a partner outside the confines of marriage and still calling it marriage is an abuse of the language and the institution itself. Yet by clamoring about the “right” to marry someone of the same sex, proponents of the new definition are slowly winning the battle.

Published in: on June 29, 2009 at 11:14 PM  Comments Off on When does a vote count  

Purpose Defined

Accuracy is defined as follows. The condition or quality of being true, correct, or exact; freedom from error or defect; precision or exactness; correctness. Although most believe that God is not concerned with accuracy when it come to obeying Him, and that all one has to do is believe, that concept is foreign to the inspired word (Mt.7:21) Accuracy in Religion will be examining the many actions, laws, political decisions, and religious teachings compared with the holy scriptures. Let it be know from the beginning we believe the scriptures are inspired writings, and relay God’s will for man (II Timothy 3:16,17). Your questions and comments are welcome, but must not contain crude or vulgar language.

Published in: on June 23, 2009 at 11:26 PM  Comments Off on Purpose Defined  
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Faith and Family: MTV ‘Reality’

It was bound to happen. With the bright lights of reality shows zooming in on every aspect of human life, it was inevitable that someone would create a show about unwed teen mothers. And who better than MTV, which has catered to teen viewers since its creation in the 1980s.

MTV has a history of risqué programming, from racy music videos to the bisexual dating show “Tila Tequila.” But its new show, “16 and Pregnant,” is no less than a ringing endorsement of a national travesty that robs teens of their youth and contributes to child poverty and neglect.

One of the show’s subjects is a high school student named Maci. The cameras follow Maci as she deals with her child, Bentley, and the baby’s father, Ryan, with whom she has a rocky relationship. Yet according to Maci, things couldn’t be better. She speaks about the fact that her friends are jealous because she and Ryan have gotten their own apartment, and she refers to herself as an “over-achiever” who gets good grades, plays softball and is a cheerleader.

But how long will the good times last? According to the National Center for Health Statistics and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, 86 percent of unwed mothers are teenagers and 40 percent of teenage unwed mothers never graduate from high school. It’s no wonder, then, that two-thirds of families started by unwed mothers are poor. In fact, the increase in childhood poverty in recent decades is caused almost exclusively by out-of-wedlock births. Think MTV will mention that?  THE PATRIOT POST

Published in: on June 22, 2009 at 10:45 AM  Comments Off on Faith and Family: MTV ‘Reality’  
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John Adams: The Foundation Of Morality

“The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion if, from their earliest Infancy, they learn their Mothers live in habitual Infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in as constant Infidelity to their Mothers?” –John Adams

Published in: on June 20, 2009 at 11:29 PM  Comments Off on John Adams: The Foundation Of Morality  
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