The Bible In Public Discourse

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Category - Cultural War, Should The Bible Be Used In Public Discourse?

Should The Bible Have A Place In America’s Civil Discourse?

Written on April 7, 2013 by in Uncategorized

FOX News political commentator  Bill O’Reilly created considerable controversy last week when he suggested that Christians shouldn’t use the Bible when attempting to influence the debate over gay marriage.  The popular Fox News Analyst sides with many liberal politicians and media pundits who conclude the Bible has nothing to do with civil law.  If we want to influence public policy we should base our arguments on facts, reason and persuasive discussion and not refer to the Scriptures at all. Anyone who quotes the Bible is considered a callow “Bible Thumper” and is quickly dismissed as one who has little understanding of what the American system is all about.

Therefore, Christians shouldn’t bring up the Scripture when seeking to influence public policy.  We should base our arguments on facts, reason and persuasive discussion.  Anyone who quotes the Bible is considered an uninformed “Bible Thumper” and is quickly dismissed as one who has little understanding of what the American system is all about.

Really?  How then do we determine right from wrong? . . .

Read more at Bob Russell Ministries.

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