I was at mass today and heard a homily that got me fired up! Father was right on the money. He spoke about how our Government has their head screwed on wrong and they just don't get it! We are constantly talking about rights in our country. A woman's right to chose, the right for gays to get married, animal rights etc. Well where do rights come from? Rights come from God. A government's job is not to confer rights or take rights away. A government's job is to protect people's GOD-GIVEN rights. When a government gives someone rights or takes rights away they are usurping God's soverignty and offending Him. Remember what Jesus tells pilate? "You would have no authority had it not been given to you by my Father in Heaven." Well anytime a Government gives or takes rights away they are abusing the authority given to them by God.
We talk about a woman's right to have an abortion. Guess what? God never gave a woman that right.
We talk about two men's rights to get married to each other. Guess what? God never gave them that right.
We talk about animal rights. Guess what? God never gave animals rights!
It's time our government remembered where their authority comes from and stop handing out rights that God never gave out!