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FACT Report: Conscience or Discrimination?

Kentucky family court Judge Mitchell Nance recently recused himself from all future adoptions by same-sex couples, because he doesn’t believe it is in the “best interest” of the child. But rather than argue that his belief is true, he said it was just a matter of conscience.

But LGBT activists were quick to say that “conscience” is a subjective criterion and just another word for discrimination.

The judge may be in trouble because Kentucky’s ethics rules prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Here’s the point: Christians must start arguing for the truth of what they believe rather than just saying it’s only a matter of conscience. Claims of conscience must be grounded in the truth.

If we don’t, our “subjective” conscience claims will increasingly be rejected. To the other side, “conscience” is just another word for “discrimination.”

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