There Goes the Neighborhood

Date: May 8, 2007 Length: 28:13
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* Lawrence v. Texas v. Clarence: According to WorldNetDaily & Time Magazine, the anti-homosexual critics were right in 2003 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a homosexual sodomy prohibition in Lawrence v. Texas, in that lawyers would use that precedent, which absurdly claimed that for consenting adults, the government "cannot... mak[e] private sexual conduct a crime." Critics (like BEL) at the time warned this destructive ruling could logically lead further to efforts to decriminalize polygamy, prostitution, and incest. Four years later, even Time Magazine admits that the critics' predictions were true as to the legal challenges that would come forward based on the Lawrence ruling. Without a godly moral foundation for law, eventually employees can require sexual favors from employees, some restaurateurs will require waitresses to allow customers to grope them, and businesses will require saleswomen to provide entertainment for big customers, and Christian legal positivists will be at a loss to understand how it all happened. As America proceeds down this path, remember that most national ministries believe men have a right to produce and distribute pornography, to commit adultery, and to destroy themselves in homosexuality.
* Lawrence v. Texas v. Clarence: According to WorldNetDaily & Time Magazine, the anti-homosexual critics were right in 2003 when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a homosexual sodomy prohibition in Lawrence v. Texas, in that lawyers would use that precedent, which absurdly claimed that for consenting adults, the government "cannot... mak[e] private sexual conduct a crime." Critics (like BEL) at the time warned this destructive ruling could logically lead further to efforts to decriminalize polygamy, prostitution, and incest. Four years later, even Time Magazine admits that the critics' predictions were true as to the legal challenges that would come forward based on the Lawrence ruling. Without a godly moral foundation for law, eventually employees can require sexual favors from employees, some restaurateurs will require waitresses to allow customers to grope them, and businesses will require saleswomen to provide entertainment for big customers, and Christian legal positivists will be at a loss to understand how it all happened. As America proceeds down this path, remember that most national ministries believe men have a right to produce and distribute pornography, to commit adultery, and to destroy themselves in homosexuality.
* Lawrence v. Texas v. Clarence: Christian leaders wrongly praise Clarence Thomas for his dissent in the 2003 Lawrence v. Texas ruling which struck down an anti-homosexual sodomy law. Thomas did not vote against this destructive ruling because he knows right from wrong, nor out of love and concern for the wellbeing of others, nor because he has respect for Judeo-Christian morality, but because as a legal positivist and moral relativist, he preferred stricter adherence to the process. He wrote in his dissent that Texas' biblical sodomy laws were "uncommonly silly" (that is controlled judicial speak for inane) and that if he were a member of the Texas Legislature he would vote to repeal the law.
* Tom Tancredo- on Rudy Giuliani: According to the Washington Times, pro-life U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R, Colo.) said that Rudy Guiliani's pro-choice stance on child killing should not disqualify him from receiving the support of Christian pro-lifers. After all, what's a few dead kids between Re-publicans?
* Sam Brownback- on whatever: the "truly pro-life" candidate and U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback (R, Kan.) said likewise (i.e., similar to Tancredo) during the Re-publican presidential debate last week that he could accept a candidate who supports child killing if they otherwise agreed with him "80 percent of the time." Why would that be? Because child killing is not a deal breaker for the Senator; after all, he's too old to be aborted so it's no sweat off his Brownback. Further, if a voter, say, an abortionist, agrees with you 80 percent of the time, he "is not your enemy [he's] your friend and that's your ally." The Re-publican party is a "big coalition party," a big tent, which has room for child-killers, pornographers, adulterers, homosexuals, et. al., as long as they agree with you on... say, voting Republican (that's the 80-Percent Rule in actual practice, Giuliani, q.v.). Meanwhile, Giuliani pulled the rug out from under legal positivist Christian leaders claiming that "It would be OK... if a strict constructionist viewed [Roe v. Wade] as precedent" and upheld it!. Confused? Please see Focus on the Strategy I & II (due out soon from BEL).
* Dave from Los Angeles: great call proves intelligent life exists in L.A. after Dave had some kind of close encounter with a liberal parent.
* Robin from Denver: after a co-worker said he supported a woman's right to choose, this BEL listener used what most pro-lifers would call the "hard cases" and told him that even in case of rape and incest, you don't kill a child for the sin of his father. Reenactment: Touché said the co-worker as he re-thought his godless position. Christian leaders could teach from Ezekiel 18, where God says He would never punish a child for the sins of his father, but that might conflict with their repeated support for laws and candidates who support the killing of an unborn child whose father is a criminal.
Errata: Bob incorrectly said Jeremiah 18 (a GREAT chapter, especially verses 4-10) when he actually meant Ezekiel 18.

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