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September 16, 2011

Who Said It?

Who Said It?

We are responsible to disobey the law of the land if it’s not a just law. And, what makes a law just? If it squares with the moral law or the law of God.  Could you imagine if someone said that in the public square today? Why, they’d be violating the separation between church and state.  They’d be accused of imposing their private religious views on everyone else. They’d be endorsing some crazy right-wing theory of law called “natural law.” According to Dana Millbank’s recent Washington Post column, they’d be a theocrat or another term thrown around lately, a Dominionist.

But someone did say all those things -- someone did claim that our laws needed to “square with the law of God.” Who said it?  Martin Luther King did. As Chuck Colson pointed out in a recent BreakPoint, King was no theocrat. He just believed that religion had a place in the public square. And, we’re a better nation because he did.  Come to to read Chuck’s commentary, and King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Are You a Theocrat?
Chuck Colson | BreakPoint | September 07, 2011

Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King, Jr. | April 16, 1963

Rick Perry is No Libertarian
Dana Milbank | The Washington Post | August 30, 2011

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