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FACT Report: When No News May Be Bad News

A recent blockbuster decision by the United States Supreme Court went largely unreported and the reason may be very telling.

Two years ago, it was huge news when the Supreme Court decided states could no longer define marriage based on the biological sex of the parties. But when the Supreme Court ruled at the end of June that the constitutional principles in that case must be applied to redefine motherhood and fatherhood,  most Christian news outlets didn’t find it newsworthy.

The Supreme Court said that the parent-child relationship is now a function of one’s marital status, not a person’s biological relationship to the child. This now completes the law’s deconstruction of God’s design for the family.

That it wasn’t newsworthy may be a sad indicator of just how quickly we’ve all accepted the redefinition to the family.

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FACT Report: The Answer to the Violence

Last week California Democrats decried death threats against them by the Left when they didn’t pass a certain health care bill. You have to wonder, what is going on when the Left turns violent against itself? But if we’re honest, violence everywhere is increasing.

Jesus said, “And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” What’s interesting is Jesus didn’t say the lack of love leads to lawlessness, but the other way around. What did He mean?

Lawless is how Scripture describes a life and a culture that has turned away from God. Turning from God disconnects us from the Source of and basis for real love. When that happens across a culture, then the love of many will grow cold and violence inevitably increases. The answer to the violence? Turning back to God.

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FACT Report: Celebrating Independence and Remembering Our Dependence

Two hundred and forty-one years ago this week, America’s Founders declared their independence from Britain and began a process that led to a transfer of governing power almost unprecedented in human history. The people of the United States would not only have the right to choose their government leaders, but also the right to free political speech and the right to freely practice their religion.

But Christians cannot forget that all authority, including that which we hold in the political arena, comes from God, and it has been entrusted to us in America by God’s good providence. So, while we take time this week to thank God for our nation’s independence and the freedoms we enjoy, let us also remember that we are not independent from God in the use of the powers He’s entrusted to us.

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FACT Report: University of Tennessee Renews Office of Diversity

Last year, Tennessee’s Legislature removed all state funding for the Office of Diversity at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville after a series of controversial emails that promoted the use of made-up, gender-neutral pronouns and urged students to avoid words and activities associated with the Christian celebration of Christmas.

But legislators restored the money in this year’s budget, and last week the school announced that the office was being restarted. Not surprisingly, it got started with the hiring of a director for an LGBT pride center.

It would also not be surprising if that new director began pushing the same anti-biblical sexual agenda in the months to come. It seems that the liberal educators at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are more committed to their sexual agenda than our state legislators are to stopping it.

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FACT Report: What Is Causing Such Civil Unrest?

With the escalation of violent protests, culminating in last week’s shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise, many are wondering what is going on. But it shouldn’t surprise us. In 1921, theologian A.W. Pink said, “in the decay and disappearing of parental authority we have the certain precursor of the abolition of civil authority.”

Undermining God’s design for the family and the authority structures therein destroys the “educational” system in which children first learn about authority. If lawlessness and irreverence are learned in the home, then children will bring those attitudes with them into the public square.

But the family is being destroyed because, in Pink’s words, society no longer recognizes “the authority and sovereignty of the Almighty Law-giver.” When we once again recognize that every exercise of human authority must first bow before God, then things may begin to improve.

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