Saturday, November 21, 2009

Religious Leaders Warn of Civil Disobedience

Fine, as well they should stand against what they feel is wrong.  But will they be consistent and decry and protest the ultimate anti-life act - the death penalty?
"Signers of the Declaration pledge to "...not comply with any edict that purports to compel our institutions to participate in abortions, embryo-destructive research, assisted suicide and euthanasia, or any other anti-life act,” nor will signers “bend to any rule purporting to force us to bless immoral sexual partnerships” or “treat them as marriages.” The list of backers reads like a who’s who of the pro-life movement, and the document essentially argues that supporters of the movement deserve conscience rights."
Read the Newsweek story.


  1. You know you touched a nerve with me on this one. First of all, bedroom activity between consenting adults is none of my business, so the whole gay marriage issue makes me nuts. My main complaint with it is that those who believe homosexuality is immoral also believe that pre-marital sex is immoral, too, and I don't see these folks running around making a stink about heterosexual activity as much as they do with the gays. Secondly, the death penalty is a farce. Aside from the morality of one human taking the life of another, it isn't even applied with consistency, which makes our death penalty nothing more than a government sponsored thumbs up vs thumbs down. We execute people on a whim, based too often on the public perception of how heinous the crime is. Men are given the death penalty many times more than females, and race is still too often a factor as well. I didn't read the Newsweek article because I'd like my every other Sunday off to be free of a spike in blood pressure.

  2. By the way, yesterday on that other forum, I posted a blog about the insurance nightmares I dealt with while working in a doctor's office. Today I put forth some of what I'd like to see as far as reforming the system is concerned.

  3. I was afraid it might. I didn't post this directed to you. I have been having a conversation with a high school friend of mine who lives in Austria and is a pastor for a prostetant church. I posted it more for him, and also because I feel that some churches do not preach enough against the death penalty. The gay issue was not really the point I was trying to make here, although I think your points are valid. Not to go into a long story now but I have a few issues with some organized religious organizations. My faith is my own, I am a strong believer, and I do practice it. I was brought up partially in a Methodist church in Millville. I love the church, especially the preacher that got too good to continue preaching to such a small flock in Millville and moved on to bigger flocks in the church elsewhere. Why is it that all the good ones go? Anyway, I think I agree with every single word of your comment!