Our country needs to return to trusting God
July 5, 2013 at 2:05 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
As debates about same-sex marriage continue in the area, many people have been convinced that the government has no say in marriage, regardless of what our own personal beliefs are. The idea that laws restrict our freedom is a very popular one. However, most people believe that the government should have laws requiring people to do something.
Is it encroaching on our freedom for the government to require us to pay taxes? Is it restricting our freedom to require children to go to school? Every government has laws and requirements. The real question is, what do we want our laws to stand for? Our laws reflect what the people and the government believe. We simply do not believe it is a big deal for God's definition of the family to be undermined. If we did, our laws would reflect this.
Until recent years, the majority of the country believed that God knew what He was talking about. That's why our laws reflected God's principles. We once trusted God. Even recently, Congress voted our national motto to be "In God We Trust." Our national motto gives an indication of what America once stood for.
George Washington said in his inaugural address, "The propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained."
Isaac Laughhunn, Victoria