Frenetic Friday


Fourteen years, and the nation is never going to be the same, never forget.

And under politics we have a few people criticizing Kim Davis saying that she violated the rule of law. Well not being a lawyer, nor the son of a lawyer I went to the law dictionary to find out what this means. Here is the definition:

The rule of law is an ambiguous term that can mean different things in different contexts. In one context the term means rule according to law. No individual can be ordered by the government to pay civil damages or suffer criminal punishment except in strict accordance with well-established and clearly defined laws and procedures. In a second context the term means rule under law. No branch of government is above the law, and no public official may act arbitrarily or unilaterally outside the law. In a third context the term means rule according to a higher law. No written law may be enforced by the government unless it conforms with certain unwritten, universal principles of fairness, morality, and justice that transcend human legal systems.

Joe Rigney at The Federalist has ten questions for those who bring up the rule of law and Kim Davis.

There’s much talk of late about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She actually stopped issuing all marriage licenses, to avoid the charge of discrimination. She’s now out of jail, although it’s possible she’ll be sent back.

Among those who are sympathetic to her plight and the religious-liberty implications of the case, many (if not most) still think her decision to refuse to issue licenses was wrong.

For example, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker carefully distinguish between private actors (like bakers and florists) and agents of the state. The former should be allowed to refuse participation in a gay wedding, while the latter, when faced with the prospect of violating their sincere religious beliefs, should seek accommodation from the state, and, failing that, should resign. Others who agree with this principle include Eric Teetsel and Rod Dreher (Dreher mentions others in his post).

For all of these commentators, Davis’s refusal to issue the licenses is a radical move that threatens the rule of law and our fundamental constitutional order. Conservatives, they argue, rightly object when government officials refuse to perform their duties (see here and here). Therefore, we ought not join them in similar lawlessness. (Breakpoint has collected a bunch of additional reactions here.)

I respect many of the men making these arguments. Some of them are good friends. But I have some questions about this framing of the issue. Read the rest here…

And when you are done with that read about the Shadrach Option over at Desiring God again by Joe Rigney.

This next one I am putting under Theology.

Here is the words to an African American hymn called Woke Up This Morning

Woke up this mornin’ with my mind,
my mind was stayed on Jesus.
Woke up this mornin’ with my mind,
my mind was stayed on Jesus.
Woke up this mornin’ with my mind,
my mind was stayed on Jesus.
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.

No condemnation with my mind,
my mind was stayed on Jesus.
No condemnation with my mind,
my mind was stayed on Jesus.
No condemnation with my mind,
my mind was stayed on Jesus.
Hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah.

Now here is a little something from Voices from the Heart a women’s alternative chorus:

Yes they replaced Jesus name with Hillary Clinton’s name. So they are giving worship to Hillary instead of to the Lord God Almighty. What you seeing of course is a fleshing out of Romans 1:25.

because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

HT: Mark Lamprecht

Speaking of God makes wonderful cartoons that tweak the nose of the cuddley-wuddley Christians and their Red Letter Jesus take a minute
And read his God of the Old Testament

God of the Old Testament

So this has been a busy week for things that make me go WHAT?

Case in point this BuzzFeed video:

Now thankfully Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist has written this article:

5 Most Cringeworthy Problems With BuzzFeed’s Viral ‘I’m Christian, But I’m Not’ Video

However this video has caused a twitter hastag under that same title.  However, saner heads have surfaced with the hastag #Iamachristianso such as #IamaChristian so I treat the Word of God as inspired.

And yes we have another Robotic Over Lords alert here is a little something for arachniphobes and robophobes.


4 Replies to “Frenetic Friday”

  1. thanks! I find the re-writing of the African-American hymn disturbing for two reasons: (1) clearly trying to exalt Hillary and (2) if all you have to do is to change one word to make a song blasphemous, then the song was not well-thought out


    1. Well I can’t speak to the thoughts of the original writer of hymn but I have noticed that many of the traditional African-American hymns have a simplicity about them that is engaging but at the same time it makes them easy to manipulate. Which is what this group of idolaters have done.

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