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Are Inalienable Rights Dead?

Our recent focus on taking back marriage from the Supreme Court raises an even larger question: Does the right to marry come only from a legislative statute or a judicial ruling?

If it does, then inalienable rights may be dead. The whole premise behind them is that they do not come from a “law” that civil government makes, but from our Creator. But if we no longer believe marriage is rooted in the pre-existing creation law of God, then on what ground can we assert a right to life, free speech, or religious liberty? After all, civil governments have forbidden those rights in the past, but never the right to marry.

If Christians won’t fight for the right of a man and woman to marry without a government license, then maybe we don’t believe in inalienable rights anymore.

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