“A Clear and Present Danger: Religious Liberty, Marriage, and the Family in the Late Modern Age”

 

 

An aerial view of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

This speech is important for who gave it and where, but also for its content, which is profoundly countercultural.  It goes very much against current fashions, which is one reason why it needs to be carefully considered.

 

 

  • Michael P.

    Thank you for sharing Dr. Peterson. I feel like this topic is something that we as Latter-Day Saints are not paying enough attention to. I don’t think most of us realize how ugly it might get for people who believe in traditional values.

  • http://nathanrichardson.com/ Nathan

    Holy cow! Albert Mohler at BYU! That is significant and unexpected!

  • RaymondSwenson

    I am most concerned that the politicians we elect are in general not people of deep principle who are willing to be confrontational against the people who want to bend us to their will and use government power to force us to endorse same sex marriage and reject our insistence on the sexual morality taught in scripture. If members of Congress and governors and state supreme courts lack the courage to defend us against the mandatory libertinism of the current Federal regime, the only liberty will be found in a full revolution from the grassroots.
    I am most amazed by the coercion that is being used by various military commanders against soldiers who simply express traditional Christian sexual morality. The US armed forces have a long tradition of respecting as conscientious objectors those soldiers who, due to religious conversion, can no longer participate in the instruments of military power and potential violence. They ought to be the first place to recognize the right of soldiers to conscientiously object to any coercion concerning matters of sexual morality.
    One of the problems with turning health care into a process controlled by the Federal government is that it can then be used as another instrument of compulsion for whatever the government wants to accomplish. It is already being used to extract money from people who object to contraception in order to subsidize contraception, as if the people who will spend money on clothing and wine and dining out in the pursuit of sexual experiences cannot afford a couple of bucks to purchase the stuff at their local drugstore.


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