Must Christians Always Submit to the Governing Authorities?
Kim Davis took an oath to uphold the Kentucky Constitution which forbids same-sex marriage. As a result of her refusal, Judge David Bunning put her in jail until she complies. There are many Christians who are arguing that Christians must submit in obedience to every government decree. Here’s the question:
Treat Gay Marriage Ruling Like Infamous Dred Scott Case: ‘We Don’t Have to Obey’
Not all laws are to be obeyed. There is biblical (Hebrew midwives), historical (underground railroad), and constitutional precedent (Dred Scott case) for civil disobedience. Martin Luther King, Jr., insisted in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” “that everyone has a ‘legal’ and ‘moral responsibility’ to follow just laws, but that one
A Case for Christian Resistance in Anticipation of the Pro-Same-Sex Marriage Decision
In the fight against same-sex marriage, a number of Christian leaders are warning, “We will not obey. . . . We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” reads a document titled Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake
Obama Administration Forces Bible Publisher to Pay for Abortions
The Obama administration is arguing that Tyndale House Publishers, a Christian publisher of Bibles and ministry material, is not religious enough to qualify for an exemption to the contraception mandate — which includes drugs many Christian groups say are abortifacients. The First Amendment does not make a distinction between for-profit