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Faith, Conscience, and Public Duty

Martin Kennedy - Friday, March 22, 2019
The Casada / Byrd saga continues.  It should.  The governor met with one of the women involved.  A handful of reps went on the record – Moody, Mark Hall, and Jerry Sexton – to defend the status quo. 

They offered as justification that the political market had spoken, the district elected to return the legislator in question.  Great, except that is the antithesis of Christianity.  In Christianity, we don't leave metaphysical questions of good and evil to the market.  

Pilate, who knew the truth, let the mob render judgment.  He abdicated his leadership responsibility.  Why?  Because he was in a tough spot.  He was just trying to keep the peace and save his skin. 

Also, how similar to the Pharisees are many, not all, in the Republican caucus.  They ask that women endure traumatic pregnancies then fail to hold their own accountable. 

This might work for the Republican caucus (Jesus was crucified after all).  It doesn’t work for Christianity.  It doesn’t bring people to Christ.  It repels them.
 
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting.  It’s been found difficult and not tried.  – G.K. Chesterton   

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