Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country" and More: Fourteen Articles - UPDATED

Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now

No, the sky is not falling — not yet, anyway — but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has shifted tectonically.

It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision — and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians and other social conservatives. Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now.

Discerning the meaning of the present moment requires sobriety, precisely because its radicalism requires of conservatives a realistic sense of how weak our position is in post-Christian America.

The alarm that the four dissenting justices sounded in their minority opinions is chilling. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia were particularly scathing in pointing out the philosophical and historical groundlessness of the majority’s opinion. Justice Scalia even called the decision “a threat to democracy,” and denounced it, shockingly, in the language of revolution. Keep reading

Also see
State resistance to marriage ruling dissipates
Frank Page: Be God-empowered in a fallen culture
Long-term view needed, Moore says of marriage
FIRST-PERSON: The conflict in our culture, Part 1
FIRST-PERSON: Chutzpah and the Supreme Court
Struggle over Same-Sex Marriage's Religious Liberty Ramifications Begins
Sodom, Leviticus, and Obergefell: The Bible After Friday's Decision
It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy
Pennsylvania Media Group Apologizes for Labeling Traditional Marriage Support as Hate Speech
John Piper: Celebrating Homosexual Sin Isn't New but Institutionalization of It Is
Opening Our Eyes to Obergefell and Its Effects: A Pastoral, Cultural, and Legal Round-Up
The Church in Exile
Dear Christian Friends: Remember You Are Not Home
I am seeing a plethora of articles on the Internet as liberals celebrate the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision and Christians struggle with its implications for them. Already the liberal media is exploiting the support of some Christians for the decision as ammunition in their attack on Christians who hold a Beblical and traditionalist view of marrige and human sexuality. 

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