Richard Nelson, guest columnist for the ND&L on Friday, Feb.15 wrote “of a culture at war with those who still subscribe to moral absolutes.”
He was referring to a recent tentative reversal of policy of the Boy Scouts of America that concerned prohibiting open homosexuality.
In reading recent editorials in the newspaper I am noticing a common thread. The basic issue seems to be between those who believe that the Bible is our foundation of truth and as such should have central place in determining all aspects of governmental and societal policy and those who do not.
I disagree with the gentleman who calls this nation a “great experiment.” It is so much more. I personally believe God raised us up as a nation to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to support the establishment of the Jewish State.
Historical facts prove beyond doubt that America was founded by Bible-believing, God-fearing men who wanted to preserve the liberty for all people to freely worship God without state interference. As Americans it is our right and privilege to responsibly express and live out our own beliefs without harming another. (See www. Archives.gov for more information and to read original national documents.)
As this cultural debate is now being played out in our own “backyard,” I am reminding myself and encouraging others to be careful not to react to the individuals we encounter in these cultural skirmishes in a critical way but to respond lovingly to those with whom we fundamentally disagree.
We are not wise to antagonize those we would want to reach with the message of God’s love. May those of us in this community, who profess to personally know Jesus Christ, take His Word seriously and respectfully treat others as we desire to be treated.
As a concerned mother, for the sake of my children, and on behalf of all children who are the future citizens of this great country, I feel compelled to also let my voice be heard.