When the wicked rule [Excerpts]
Are you mourning yet over the spiritual, moral, cultural and political direction of our nation?
"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." (Proverbs:29:2)
Why do you suppose the people mourn – literally in "physical or mental distress" – when the wicked rule, as Scripture describes? Renowned biblical commentator Matthew Henry wrote about this passage that: The people will have cause to rejoice or mourn according as their rulers are righteous or wicked; for, if the righteous be in authority, sin will be punished and restrained, religion and virtue will be supported and kept in reputation; but, if the wicked get power in their hands, wickedness will abound, religion and religious people will be persecuted, and so the ends of government will be perverted.
Wicked rulers reject God, embrace evil and impose theft, death and destruction upon the people.
The latest in governmental wickedness gone wild is the 63-28 passage in the U.S. Senate of S. 909, the "Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act", although its service as a gateway to oppression of freedom of speech and religion is only the secondary effect. Since all law is "legislating morality" and establishing what We the People collectively determine as the standard of right and wrong, this legislation if signed into law will take us to new depths of depravity.
"Speechless: Silencing the Christians," by Don Wildmon, lays out determined strategy of coalition of liberal secularists, homosexual activists and Fortune 500 companies
I refer specifically to the inclusion of "actual or perceived … gender, sexual orientation, gender identity. …" (emphasis added) Also notice the inclusion of both gender and "gender identity" in addition to "sexual orientation." For the first time in federal criminal law we have not only codified the official acceptance and protection of any and every possible form of sexual deviancy, but have assured that there can be no firm definition.