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Albert Mohler: Polygamy Is Wrong

The state Senate in Utah has now approved by a unanimous vote a bill that would decriminalize polygamy—making it a mere infraction akin to jaywalking.

This development is Utah is the logical extension of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision in 2015 that legalized same-sex marriage. Once you redefine marriage so that it is no longer the union of a man and a woman, then you’ve eroded your foundation to defend marriage against a change in number. Once you’ve changed gender, the logical obstacle to a change in number is far less significant.

In fact, polygamy is an objective wrong and it’s a deformed human relationship, and it can never be made non-abusive. It can never be made “safe.”

Valerie Hudson—a distinguished professor at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M—made the point well: “The harm” she said, “has been found to be inherent in the practice.”

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Albert Mohler: Girls Speak Up for Girls’ Sports

A story coming out of Connecticut reveals one of the most inevitable collisions on the current cultural landscape.

The policymaking panel for interscholastic sports in Connecticut says a high school student must be able to compete according to the student’s declared gender identity.

The parents of three female track athletes are now suing in federal court—charging that allowing biological males to compete as females destroys the very idea of female athletic competition.

The attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom said, “Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics. Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”

Well, that’s an inevitable collision.

The current policy is an attempt to try to posit moral autonomy—one’s stated or claimed gender identity—over biological, creational reality.

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Albert Mohler: The Logic of the Culture of Death

The New York Times ran an article recently that should have our attention:

The headline: “Belgium Acquits Three Doctors in Assisted Suicide Case.” The article tells the story of the first three medical professionals charged under Belgium’s euthanasia law.

The manslaughter charge came because they had brought about the death of a woman who had not really been qualified as a candidate for euthanasia because—at least one member of her family argued—she was not incurably ill.

Why were the doctors acquitted? Not because of the facts of the case, but rather because they argued, that if the doctors were found guilty and imprisoned, it would have a chilling effect upon other physicians who were conducting euthanasia or assisted suicide.

The argument evidently won in court, with the court deciding that there would be a chilling effect upon physicians killing people if these three doctors were found criminally guilty of having killed a person wrongly.

And there, once again, we have a taste of the logic of the culture of death.

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Albert Mohler: Switzerland Criminalizing Public Expressions of Christian Orthodoxy?

The news coming out of Switzerland should have our attention—where 63 percent of voters decided to criminalize public homophobia.

What are we looking at is a species of hate speech legislation—a law criminalizing certain speech. In an intellectually dishonest move, the Swiss government authorities assured voters that even though this is a curtailment of the freedom of speech, it is not actually a curtailment of free speech.

Yes: It’s a contradictory argument, but it also points to the very heart of the problem with hate speech legislation.

In fact: On the other side of this vast sexual and moral revolution, a traditional defense of biblical Christianity could well now be defined as a criminal act in Switzerland.

Any exemptions we see will not long last because of the logic of this legislation—and that is to declare that anything short of the total public comprehensive embrace of the LGBTQ movement—is a form of hatred.

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Albert Mohler: A Victory for Britain and Brexit

Great Britain has now officially left the European Union, marking one of the biggest political developments in our lifetime.

The new era—beginning on January 31 marks a redefinition and a new statement of self-identity for the British people.

In the European Union, virtually all of the major decisions and policies are made by unelected bureaucrats—as part of what critics rightly label “the administrative state”—rather than by elected officials.

It is, in effect, a regime of elite experts.

Now, we’re looking at months if not years of uncertainties, but at least at this point Britain is now in charge of its own destiny and it now stands without the encumbrances of membership in the European Union.

Historically speaking, Brexit marks a victory for the sovereignty of the nation state—one of the great advances for humanity.

We’re watching the United Kingdom re-asserting sovereignty over its own affairs, and that’s a very good thing.

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Albert Mohler: The President Speaks at the March for Life

Last week we saw history made as President Trump addressed the annual March for Life in person.

Yes: Previous pro-life presidents had communicated support and had spoken to the March for Life in different forms—whether by letter, video, or by sending the vice president.

But not one had showed up in person.

And that’s the point:

It’s no small thing that the president of the United States showed up in person at the March for Life.

Previous presidents had considered the political calculus a bit too risky—wanting to keep a little bit of distance between themselves and the pro-life movement—especially this event.
The fact that this president added to his pro-life record his appearance at the March for Life is epic for the cause of life.

The precedent that has been set is worth highlighting as well: Future pro-life presidents will now be expected to show up at the March for Life.

That, too, is really important for the cause of life.

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Albert Mohler: Evangelicals and Trump 2020

In the run-up to Christmas, you may have seen coverage of an editorial in Christianity Today by the magazine’s outgoing Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli, calling for the impeachment of President Trump.

The editorial set off a whirlwind.

Galli called the president’s actions with regard to Ukraine, “profoundly immoral.”

“None of the president’s positives,” Galli said, “can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character.”

Many looking at this have said that what is evident is a split between an evangelical elite against President Trump and populist evangelicals for the president.

I’d argue that there’s a third category—that is American evangelicals who understand fully the moral issues at stake, but who also understand the political context and have made a decision to support President Trump, not out of mere political expediency and certainly not out of naivete, but out of their own analysis of what is at stake.

That analysis, rather than CT’s editorial, is likely to have real impact.

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