God has sent us a judge — hal­lelu­jah!

Richmond Times-Dispatch Weekend - - Op/ed -

The tri­umph of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama’s Repub­li­can Se­nate pri­mary was a ray of sun­shine for those of us who’d like to re­store ston­ing to our le­gal sys­tem and re­move the curse of pro­fan­ity once and for all from our coun­try. Scrip­ture is very clear: “Thou shalt not swear.” But God’s cho­sen party, the Repub­li­can Party, has waf­fled on this is­sue, as it has on the is­sues of adul­tery and obe­di­ence to par­ents and ob­ser­vance of the Sab­bath and the en­grav­ing in­dus­try. And that is why our coun­try to­day is on the verge of de­struc­tion. The signs are ev­ery­where. Judge Moore is the only man who dares say so.

In Deuteron­omy, God makes it clear that a re­bel­lious child should be brought be­fore the el­ders and stoned to death. It’s there in black and white. We ig­nore these things at our peril. Es­tab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans and a great many Chris­tians have adopted the left­ist “Let him who is with­out sin throw the first stone” ap­proach to the law, which would pro­duce ut­ter an­ar­chy — sin­less­ness as a re­quire­ment for ser­vice on a jury — and Moore of Alabama is a prophet in our time, call­ing us to re­turn to God’s Word.

Democrats are fine with the Beat­i­tudes — “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the king­dom of heaven” and all that — but bless­ing peo­ple is no sub­sti­tute for up­hold­ing God’s stan­dards, and there are peo­ple in spir­i­tual poverty who ex­press that by tak­ing the Lord’s name in vain, or by shop­ping on Sun­day, or dis­obey­ing their par­ents, or by cov­et­ing their neigh­bor’s wife, and if we don’t pun­ish sin, then sin will over­run the na­tion, as it has done al­ready. That is why Moore is not a Beat­i­tudes guy but a Ten Com­mand­ments man. The law is the law.

“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven im­age.” It couldn’t be clearer. And our coun­try is flooded with them. Cur­rency, photo IDs, the Sun­day ro­togravure, high school year­books, tele­vi­sion and movies, Na­tional Ge­o­graphic. And the iPhone, an abom­i­na­tion to the Lord. Lib­eral the­olo­gians can try to talk this away but God has made it clear that when you print, or en­grave, a pic­ture, you are vi­o­lat­ing His law. You can draw or paint what­ever you’d like, but when you make copies, your soul is in dan­ger. Xerox, be­ware.

Moore has taken the high road on the is­sue of ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity. The es­tab­lish­ment churches have turned a blind eye, and he has been a voice in the wilder­ness. But that is only one evil and there are a host of them, pro­fan­ity be­ing one of the most preva­lent and in­sid­i­ous.

We have weapons we can use in the war against pro­fan­ity, if we choose to use them. The very same al­go­rithms that pro­duce graven im­ages on iPhones can be re­versed and used to de­tect curs­ing any­where nearby. The phone can be pro­grammed to sound an alarm and to send pow­er­ful elec­tri­cal cur­rents into the body of the male­fac­tor and ren­der him or her in­ert and in­sen­sate so that he or she can be handed over to the el­ders for ston­ing. Your es­tab­lish­ment Repub­li­cans be­lieve in light ston­ing, us­ing hand­fuls of gravel, but Scrip­ture is clear about this: We must use rocks so that the ston­ing re­sults in death.

If we cre­ate ston­ing grounds in the cen­ters of our cities and we pub­licly ex­e­cute those who are guilty of re­bel­lious­ness, adul­tery, en­grav­ing, shop­ping on Sun­day and curs­ing, you will see Amer­ica be­come great again, as­sum­ing you are not one who will be ex­e­cuted.

Let us be hon­est here. There are too many peo­ple in this coun­try. You know it and I know it. When we re­duce the ex­cess pop­u­la­tion by ston­ing and be­come a na­tion of 10 or 15 mil­lion, this coun­try will be a par­adise. You’ll be able to drive and not lan­guish in traf­fic. No wait­ing for tee times. Our en­e­mies will be gone, all of them, bonked to death, and we will gain their homes and their wives and their clean­ing ladies. It will be per­fect.

Keil­lor

Gar­ri­son

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