Evidence for God from Science: Christian Apologetics Supreme Court Decisions The Supreme Court held that the "right to privacy," assured the freedom of a person to abort unless the state had a "compelling interest" in preventing the abortion. The Court then held that, though the state had an interest in protecting fetal life, this interest did not become "compelling" until "fetal viability" occurred in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Trump might have on black Christians in America. The commentary was penned as a reply by Richards to an article written by Dr. Richards, who, according to his article, has partnered with Stetzer in ministry in recent years, begins his commentary by graciously acknowledging Stetzer's work on issues Richards opines "many evangelicals avoid" such as the MeToo movement, immigration, and mass incarceration.
Nevertheless, having said that, I do find the timing of Richards' concerns interesting, if not ironic. I say that in the sense that his dissatisfaction with Kavanaugh's nomination seems to be proffered in such a way as to suggest that black Christians are, or should be, primarily, if not solely, concerned about matters that subjectively fall under the ever-expanding and ambiguous banner of "social justice".
In processing many of the concerns raised by Richards about Kavanaugh, I was reminded that there remains within the evangelical church remnants of a long-held stereotype that the 'Christianity' of black Christians is distinct from that of white Christians in terms of their political and missiological orthopraxy.
That is, that black Christians are to invest themselves only in the work of improving the socio-economic station of those who would be considered "disenfranchised" — systemically or institutionally — particularly with regard to employment, housing, and educational opportunities, whereas white Christians are to align themselves with issues like abortion which, confoundingly to me, is not usually categorized as a "justice issue" by those who claim to be advocates and champions of social justice.
It may surprise many to learn that, not unlike their white evangelical brothers and sisters, black Christians can actually walk and chew gum at the same time. Despite the narrative that is often put forth that portrays black people as monolithic in essentially every aspect of their existence as human beings, black Christians are quite a diverse lot in terms of the social, political, and cultural issues that are of importance and significance to them.
Inboth Justices Sotomayor and Kagan sided with the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodgesthe case that legalized "same-sex marriage" in America.
And yet I recall reading no such cautions as Richards's when Sotomayor and Kagan, neither of whom would be regarded as ideologically conservative, were nominated by President Obama.
I point this out because to black Christians, the audience on whose behalf Richards appears primarily to be speaking, issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage should weigh just as heavily as the maltreatment of minorities by police officers, of immigrants who are legitimately in need, or the sexual abuse and exploitation of women and children Ps.
This is especially true when one considers that both homosexuality and the murder of the unborn are no less a violation of God's precepts and commands as the other issues I mentioned Lev.
Given this reality, it would be naive, to say the least, to deny that President Obama had in view the legalization of same-sex marriage when he nominated both Kagan and Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Likewise, I am not oblivious to the possibility that President Trump has his sights set on leveraging a Kavanaugh appointment to overturn Roe.
But Richards' commentary about Judge Kavanaugh is not limited to how he may or may not benefit black Christians as a Supreme Court justice, but that President Trump nominated him to begin with. Richards opines that " Be that as it may, I remain dogmatic in the view that black Christians should resist the urge to view the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh as a matter of social justice Prov.
At the close of his commentary, Richards asks his readers to consider, "Who is missing from the table? As such, professing Christians should not expect the Court, as a secular judicial body, to be structured in such a way as to be comparable to forming an ethnically diverse group of evangelical thought-leaders.
Notwithstanding the sense of "tempered celebration" acknowledged by Richards in his article, black Christians need not fear that the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court will result in the Court taking on the ethnically discriminatory tenor of the pro-slavery justices who rendered the Scott v.
As the late historian and author Don E. Sanford has been called 'the most frequently overturned decision in history. As followers of Christ, who live each day as individual testimonies of His unmerited grace and mercy Eph.
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The American system of jurisprudence, though in many ways constructed on biblical concepts and principles, is not inherently ecclesial or theonomic in its function. Nonetheless, God's Word speaks objectively and universally to every issue that is of concern to both His church and His world for both are His Ps.
In the end, when all has been said and done, it is the immutable truth of the Word of God that unites us to one another, not the judicial decisions of nine individuals appointed by politicians Eph.
As believers in the one true God Jn. Humbly in Christ, Darrell Originally posted at justthinking. He currently resides in Covington, Georgia about 45 miles east of Atlanta. Darrell studied at the undergraduate level at Liberty University, where he maintained a 4.
Darrell was the first African-American to be ordained as a Deacon in the year history of First Baptist Church of Covington Georgia where he attended from to It seems to be a desire shared by at least two of the judges on the federal appeals court that struck down the Alabama abortion law.
The page opinion drips with contempt for Roe v. Oct 25, · Cases challenging the timing, methods, funding and providers of abortion are headed inexorably toward the high court at a time when Chief Justice John Roberts and his .
Court decisions concerning a woman’s right to choose.1 Judicial History Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton In , the Supreme Court issued its landmark abortion rulings in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. In those cases, the Court found that Texas and Georgia statutes regulating abortion trimester framework analysis and the concept of fetal.
Jun 28, · WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed and strengthened constitutional protections for abortion rights, striking down parts of a restrictive Texas law that could have drastically. Supreme Court abortion decisions listed by year and title.
In-brief and in-depth case summaries, text of decisions. Opportunities and Decisions: A Comparative Analysis of the Legal Treatment of Abortion The Mexican court can be characterized as prudent, organized more for politicians than for citizens, while the Colombian court can be called activist, much approach to the analysis of the judicialization of abortion.