The answer to "Is one-party rule dividing America? Concentration of power can lead to overreach, backlash" (Web, June 27) is yes. But besides the issues mentioned in this article, the religious morality of the two parties has a significant effect on our nation.
One recent example is the Supreme Court decision on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. The four justices nominated by Republican presidents (Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, John G. Roberts Jr. and Samuel Anthony Alito Jr.) voted against same-sex marriage, while the four justices nominated by Democrats (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan) voted for it.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, nominated by President Reagan, made the final decisions. He will have the dubious honor of having broken the tie votes and legitimizing same-sex marriage in this nation. He will carry that with him to the grave and beyond.
Six of the nine justices claim to be Christians. Justices Ginsburg, Breyer and Kagan are Jewish. As such, all should depend on the Bible as the highest authority in their lives when deciding right from wrong. The Old Testament defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24) and homosexuality as an abomination punishable by death (Leviticus 20:13).
The Democrat-leaning justices reflect the belief of most of their party by choosing the Constitution rather than the Bible as their highest authority.
We would find the same differences on abortion when it comes to whether the church or the state is the highest authority. The future of this country depends on whether we have a Christian revival.
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