Friday, July 14, 2006

Important Court Decisions

I believe it is important that we as Christians always think and see things in terms of a Christian or Biblical worldview. That is why two recent court decisions should be important to Christians. First is a decision by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals held that a constitutional amendment approved by 70% of the residents of Nebraska was constitutional. The amendment stated that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in Nebraska. This amendment was approved by the citizens of Nebraska in 2000. 2000!! It has been almost 6 years since the amendment was adopted! Liberal interest groups have been fighting against the will of 70% of the people since then and I suspect they will continue to fight. I predict the ACLU will try to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The other recent decision was by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Over the objection of the ACLU, residents of Tennessee will now be allowed to vote on a gay marriage ban. My bet is that the ACLU will continue to fight and will seek an injunction in federal court to prevent the matter from being on the November ballot. Or (perhaps and) will sue in federal court after the election (assuming the measure passes) to have the amendment declared unconstitutional -- as it attempted to do in Nebraska.

These are important decisions. If those of us with Christian/Biblical worldviews hope to win the cultural war in our great country, then we need decisions like these--and more of them.
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Blogger Terry Whalin said...


Thank you for the fascinating post. It was enlightening. Keep up the good work.

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