June 29, 2015
Where is our Man for All Seasons?
For many who object to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex unions, it's not as much about "marriage" as it is about free speech. Will people of deeply held religious beliefs, for example, be able to express opposition to the State's new definition of marriage without "punishment"? Was Friday's ruling the first step in eventually silencing the dissenters? Those with strong beliefs in the inerrancy of the Bible, especially ministers of Evangelical churches, may want to familiarize themselves with the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons. This biographical depiction of the life of "the ultimate man of conscience," Sir Thomas More, in 16th-century England may give insight into what could be coming for those inside the church – and those who hold strong biblical beliefs in their daily work and personal lives. The film is, at its core, a live-by-the-rules-of-the-state vs. honor-God story. The line in the...(Read Full Post)