America is getting soft on sin.
The latest example is Laura Bush coming out of the closet on her views in favor of abortion and same-sex marriage – just in time to promote her new book.
It’s really sad.
“There are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman,” she told Larry King. “But I also know that, you know, when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has.”
Explaining that she and her husband disagree on “legalizing” same-sex marriage, she added: “I understand totally what George thinks and what other people think about marriage being between a man and a woman. And it’s a real, you know, reversal really for [them] to accept gay marriage.”
On the issue of abortion, she said she did not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned – a statement she first made in 2001. She said abortion should “remain legal, because I think it’s important for people, for medical reasons and other reasons.”
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What’s most disturbing about these statements is the fact they seem to represent a weakening of American spiritual values. Both positions are at odds with what God’s Word commands.
Marriage between men and women, not men and men or women and women, is an institution ordained by God, we are reminded by Jesus Himself in Matthew 19:4-6; it says: “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
That’s about as unambiguous as you can get. If Laura Bush wants to repudiate that, that’s her problem. But she needs to confront the fact her argument is not with me or James Dobson or even her husband; it’s with God.
Some suggest the Bible is silent on abortion. On the contrary, the Bible screams out against abortion.
The argument Laura Bush and company make is that until the child is born, it is not a child. That’s the lynchpin position of all pro-abortion arguments.
However, the Bible absolutely and flatly contradicts that position.
There are many familiar passages of Scripture that have been used to show that killing unborn children, the most innocent of life, is not God’s way: Psalm 94:21, Ecclesiastes 11:5, Isaiah 59:7, Genesis 42:22, Proverbs 28:13, Deuteronomy 21:9, Psalm 139:13-16 and Luke 1:41-47 to name a few. But to make this simple, every time the Bible refers to a pregnant woman, it says she is “with child.” We don’t talk like that any more in our 21st-century American culture because we don’t want to acknowledge the child until the day it is born – if it is allowed to be born. But check out how often the Bible refers to women “with child”: Genesis 16:4, Genesis 19:36, Genesis 38:24, Exodus 21:22, 1 Samuel 4:19, 2 Samuel 11:5, 2 Kings 8:12, Isaiah 26:17, Matthew 1:18, Matthew 1:23, Luke 2:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:3 and Revelation 12:2.
Once again, don’t argue with me. Argue with God. And acknowledge that’s what you’re doing.
Man’s ways are not God’s ways. That’s tough for people to swallow. But, if you read the Bible and accept it as God’s Word, you can’t come to any other conclusion. Sure, you can make up your own rules. You can do what’s right in your own eyes. But it always ends badly when you do.
I’m sorry to hear Laura Bush is at war with God.
She’s probably a role model to many American women.
I truly hope she repents for misleading so many and encouraging our culture to follow man’s laws at the expense of God’s.