Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thoughts on the "Culture Wars"

I want to address the issue of what is happening in the so called "culture wars" lately.

As my readers know American Youth is a conservative blog. So many of you can imagine how disappointing it has been to listen to the eulogies to the cultural conservative movement being broadcast a gazillion times in the media.

I want to encourage those who may be discouraged by saying that the cultural conservative movement is indeed alive and kicking, and I would contend, winning the "culture wars."

Sure, there have been some setbacks in recent days. We have have seen activist judges create a new right to redifine marriage in Iowa. We have seen the state of Vermont legalize same-sex marriage. Also, we have a President who not only supports such actions, but has done his own fair share of culturally liberal things, like promoting abortion and giving federal funding to embryonic stem cell research.

All of this can be very discouraging, however, there are some positive things to consider. A majority of the people in Iowa oppose same-sex marriage. The Vermont legislature that legalized same-sex marriage were elected by the people, however, so was the Governor that vetoed the bill. Meanwhile, President Obama's hyper-partisan abortion policies are not going over well with the American people.

Now is not the time for us to simply despair about our nations condition. Now is the time for us to seek God's face for the future of our nation. I don't know about you but I still believe the words of Ben Franklin when he said that "God governs the affairs of men."
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and he shall bring it to pass.
-Psalm 37:5

1 comment:

  1. While aborition and stem cells have been a flash point of cultural issues, I'd dare say they are no longer indications of cultural conservatism. Both issues have taken a life of their own.

    If I were you, I would not judge the movement on those standards. Marriage is a better indication, but still not the best.