A Christian preacher in the UK was arrested recently for stating that homosexual behavior is a sin. This preacher must have failed to receive the memo that immoral behaviors are protected behaviors, and that he is not entitled to criticize them in any way. And while things aren’t that bad in the U.S. yet, many in our government want it that way.
America’s political tradition rests squarely upon this conception of human nature: We are fallen, yet still bear the mark of our divine inheritance. A government seeking absolute authority over its citizens is not well served by competition with God. When we refuse to embrace both the blessings and the responsibilities of our divine inheritance, the power-hungry politicians and entrenched bureaucrats are more than happy to step in and do it for us – for a price.