To: Locomotive Breath
But I think your hypothetical is far afield from the original discussion.
I don't think so, abortion is very much as bad as the two examples I asked you about.
What would you do, or how far would you go as a "Christian" for the cause of stopping precious unborn children from being murdered?
I hold the Constitution only slightly less holy than the Bible. I render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give thanks daily that I live in a time and place where I have the opportunity and means to help control what Caesar (figuratively speaking) does.
We differ on means rather than ends. I don't think Harvey's actions advance the end. He may have changed some minds in his favor, I doubt it, but he almost certainly alienated others. It may have made him feel better in the short term but it did nothing to help actually achieve the end and it may have even hurt.
In the political arena, people of faith insist on making faith-based arguments that will only sway those who share that faith and alienate those who do not. This will not be enough. There are plenty of arguments against abortion that do not end with "God says so". These are the arguments that must be made if there is to be created a sufficient majority to overturn the current situation.
As far as the Bible being banned in this country, etc., people of faith often complain bitterly about the interpretation of the establishment clause of the Constitution while forgetting the rights it confers. It don't think even the most radical of atheists in this country has ever proposed that you and I be denied possession of a Bible or the chance to attend our chosen place of worship. And were they to do so, 99.999% of the country, including most of the atheists, would disagree with them and prevent it happening.
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