Tag Archives: Dr. Mohler

Albert Mohler: California’s Effort To Legislate Religious Liberty

Billy Graham

The state of California, the nation’s most populous state, is often the epicenter of cultural and moral change in the nation.

Governor Jerry Brown recently vetoed Assembly Bill 569, which would have, shockingly enough, removed religious employers’ ability to make hiring and firing decisions based on their own religious code of sexual ethics.

The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Fletcher of San Diego, said that it should be illegal for religious employers to discriminate or take punitive action based on “reproductive decisions.” This would include everything from abortion to sex outside of marriage, she said.

Most Americans will not know about Assembly Bill 569. They won’t understand just how close the nation’s most populous state came to an outright denial of religious liberty by making it illegal for a Christian organization, such as a Christian college or school or university, any kind of Christian ministry, to employ persons based upon very clear Christian convictions concerning sexual morality.

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Albert Mohler: The Real Controversy In The Alabama Senate Race

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In Alabama’s special election Senatorial race, the big news has been voters’ decision to make the controversial figure, Justice Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the Senate seat.

But I would suggest that the mainstream media are doing their best to stay away from the really big story here. And that is that the Democrats’ nominee, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, is not only avowedly pro-abortion, he actually opposes the Hyde amendment that would protect American taxpayers being forced to pay for abortion.

On “Meet the Press Daily” Chuck Todd pressed the question of abortion to Jones, asking, “So you wouldn’t be in favor of legislation that said, ban abortion after 20 weeks or something like that?”

Jones said he would not support such legislation. In fact, he said once the child is born, he would “be there for that child.” In the astounding statement Jones said, “That’s where I become a right to lifer.”

That means that there is no point before the birth of the child when Doug Jones running for the United States Senate in Alabama would consider himself pro-life.

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Albert Mohler: Tim Murphy and America’s Soul on the Issue of Human Life

Billy Graham

The United States recently witnessed a tragic example of hypocrisy in high office on the question of the sanctity of human life.  

Pennsylvania Republican Congressman Tim Murphy has a voting pattern of defending the sanctity of human life and only lately was amongst those who voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks.

However, divorce proceedings revealed that when Congressman Murphy discovered that his mistress may be expecting a child, he repeatedly suggested that she abort the unborn baby.

The political pressure became increasingly heavy after this revelation.

Initially, Representative Murphy announced he would retire at the end of his term. Subsequently, he told Speaker of the House Paul Ryan that he’d resign effective October 21. 

This kind of hypocrisy at this level on the question of the sanctity of human life is not only immoral, it’s downright deadly. Day by day, vote by vote, headline by headline, America’s soul on the question of the dignity and sanctity of human life is becoming more apparent. 

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Albert Mohler: Marriage For “Most Privileged” Americans

Billy Graham

Something is happening to the American family.

Claire Cain Miller, writing at the New York Times, reports that—quote: “Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.”

Back in the 1960s, it was the children of privilege who declared themselves independent of marriage. But as it turned out over time, those who have a greater economic investment tend to be far more conservative in terms of their actual lifestyle choices.

So the more education and income one has, the argument goes, the more an individual has to lose by making bad choices. Conversely, someone with very little income and who sees very little opportunity in the future effectively has less to lose by making those same bad choices.

In reality—as Brad Wilcox from the University of Virginia argues—there is a well-defined success sequence: finish school, get married, then have kids. Breaking that success sequence is one of the most fundamental problems we now face.

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Albert Mohler: The Acknowledgment Of Evil In The Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

Billy Graham

President Trump made a very important point in his response to the recent shooting in Las Vegas when he called it an “act of pure evil.”

The judgment of evil here, real evil, should be beyond dispute.

Evil is a fact, too. The secular worldview cannot use the word with coherence or sense. The acknowledgement of evil requires the affirmation of a moral judgment and a moral reality above human judgment. If we are just accidental beings in an accidental universe, nothing can really be evil. Evil points to a necessary moral judgment made by a moral authority greater than we are — a transcendent and supernatural moral authority: God.

It is both telling and reassuring that secular people, faced with moral horror as we see now in Las Vegas, can still speak of evil as a moral fact—even if they continue to deny moral facts in the classrooms and courtrooms. No one can deny that the horror in Las Vegas came about by an act that was evil, pure evil, and evil as a fact.

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Albert Mohler: Hugh Hefner and a New Sort of Enslavement

Billy Graham

If there were to be a single, most powerful symbol of the sexual revolution in the 20th century, that symbol as an individual would’ve been Hugh Hefner — the founder of Playboy magazine who died recently at age 91.

The 20th century was the great century of sexual revolution. One of the driving engines of that change was the modern industry of pornography—and you cannot separate that industry from the one man who made it most mainstream and most profitable.

The Playboy founder sought to redefine not only femininity in terms of pornography but also masculinity in terms of a kind of sophisticated, urban model that would be very attracted to pornography in terms of a normal pursuit and a normal entertainment.

By any analysis, what Hefner left behind as his contribution to our society is not only a breaking down of an old sexual morality, it is the new enslavement of people who declare themselves liberated and “free,” but are absolutely enslaved to pornography.

That’s the real legacy of Hugh Hefner.

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Albert Mohler: An Act Of Pure Evil

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The news from Las Vegas is heartbreaking. A lone killer staked out a position 32 floors above ground and then aimed powerful weapons at a massive crowd gathered for a music festival and then killed himself as police stormed his hotel room. More than 50 people are dead and hundreds are wounded.

Already, this horrific scene is described as the worst mass shooting in American history. Authorities warn that the death toll will rise.

President Donald Trump was absolutely right when he called the attack “an act of pure evil,” for evil it was, undiluted and undisguised. Even in an age of moral confusion, Americans can still know evil when they see it, now through a veil of tears.

We will know more in days and hours to come. Right now, we know that the right thing is to pray for grieving families and the healing of our land. And the right thing is to call evil what it is, and not hide our faces from the truth.

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