Friday, June 3, 2011

A tale of two states

The Determiner
(by R.P.Edwards)

We all got ‘em
Some are good
And others
Some need hard restrainin’
While others
Free to trot
So who determines doing?
The right, the wrong, to be?
The wise say
“The Creator”
The rest say

We, the People of the State of Illinois - grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He has permitted us to enjoy and seeking His blessing upon our endeavors…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the State of Illinois

TO THE END, that justice be established, public order maintained, and liberty perpetuated; WE, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to ALMIGHTY GOD for the free exercise of the right to choose our own form of government, do ordain this Constitution

Two states.  Two constitutions.  Two acknowledgments of a higher ruler; a higher government and governor.  Two states talking the talk.  But only one…walking the walk.

This week, Illinois, the Land of Lincoln, made “Civil Unions”--the pairing of same-sex couples--for all practical purposes equivalent with traditional marriage.  Thus:

Section 5. Purposes; rules of construction. This Act shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes, which are to provide adequate procedures for the certification and registration of a civil union and provide persons entering into a civil union with the obligations, responsibilities, protections, and benefits afforded or recognized by the law of Illinois to spouses

And so, in Illinois the goal is obvious: to make Homosexual marriage equivalent to Traditional Marriage.  And, by extension, to teach our posterity the “rightness” of this decision. Now, understand, I’m not a “gay-hater,” nor do I busy myself with concern over the bedroom antics of my co-workers or fellow citizens.  But, when those over us go out of their way to “create” morality in “their” image; when these so quickly abandon the foundational beliefs and traditions that ascribe blessing to  “Almighty God;” when these make it a matter of public policy to do the opposite of the divine will then I wonder, dear reader, if it‘s possible for God to justly extend “His blessing upon our endeavors.”

Now, let’s look to Indiana. 

HB 1210 says (in part)

(b) An agency of the state may not:
(1) enter into a contract with; or
(2) make a grant to;
any entity that performs abortions or maintains or operates a facility where abortions are performed that involves the expenditure of state funds or federal funds administered by the state.

In other words.  The Hoosiers, holding to traditional values, have acted to forbid federal funding, allotted to the state, to be given to Planned Parenthood which lists, among it’s services, the destruction of human life (aka abortion). The Obama administration, unsurprisingly, has subsequently threatened the state with “penalties” if the will of the people is not reversed.

And so, we have two states.  Both talk of God.  But both act very differently.  And, since there is such a great distinction; such a disparity as to the divine will; this would be an excellent time for “the Supreme Judge of the world”--by His blessing, or lack thereof--to make His wishes known.


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