Maybe The Liberals Will Love You Now! The Bushes and Same-Sex Marriage

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It has widely been reported that former President George H. W. Bush, or “Bush 41” as he is called, served as a witness at a gay marriage ceremony in Maine. The newlyweds were some of his long time friends.

I think most conservatives thought that they could count on the Bushes to uphold conservative Christian values. The AP article I read1 revealed that, other than the two elder Bushes, Laura, her daughter Barbara, and Dick Cheney all support gay marriage (Cheney’s daughter is gay). President George W. seems to have retreated into an “I won’t answer that question because I’m not in politics” mode, and Jeb apparently thinks the state should decide and that we all need to be supportive of non-traditional families. All of this is disappointing but not all that surprising. It is the rare leader these days who sticks to his values in the midst…

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Pope Francis: “Quiet Please!”

emblem of the Papacy: Triple tiara and keys Fr...
emblem of the Papacy: Triple tiara and keys Français : emblème pontifical Italiano: emblema del Papato Português: Emblema papal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Pope thinks we should not talk so much about homosexuality and abortion as though not talking about it will somehow make things better as pertains to the relative divide between Christians and the world.

Granted, he is speaking for the Catholic Church, but the issue is the same for all Christians. And he is right: If we will stop talking about it they will like us more. But ultimately, we will come to the point where we will either have to be true to our convictions or simply put them aside for the sake of being liked. The idea that somehow if we just be nice the culture will eventually simply self-convert or that they will come to Jesus without ever having to hear the truth of the Bible is simply a fallacy.

Here are more of my thoughts on the matter . . .