Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Foolish Idea of a "Right" to Free Contraception

After 89 hours, too little sleep, very sore feet, and a whole lot of fun, my flower show duties are over and I have time again to write this post.  One thing I have noticed from comments made online by a variety of my liberal friends and with the current debate regarding who should pay for contraception, is that the world is so obsessed with sin that they not only want to be able to sin without anyone saying it is wrong, but they want others to pay for it as well.  They feel they have some right to sin (which causes a logical contradiction in their argument) and they take that right so far that they want us to pay for it. 
There is a way [that seems] right to a man, But its end [is] the way of death.  Proverbs 14:12 NKJV
This is a hard truth that many in the world have already learned and will learn again when they stand before God in judgement.  To them, living a life of fornication and drunkenness is right and normal, but to God it is an abomination.  They can whine and complain all they want about how unfair or strict that may be, but they are the creation not the Creator and they will exist eternally suffering the consequences of their rebellion.  I pray they come to Jesus as Savior and Lord before they die rather than meet him first as Judge after they die. 

The debate that is all over the news is that some religious organizations are rebelling against providing contraceptive care they disagree with.  There is also the ongoing debate about pharmacists having to provide abortions drugs they may disagree with.  While the moral implications of abortion drugs are clear, I am not going to delve into the murky waters of using contraception after marriage.  What I am talking about is contraception coverage in general and especially to single men and women. What this is really about is men and women wanting sex without any responsibility whatsoever.  They do not even think they should pay for contraception.  At the rate we are going, soon men will be asking for a government subsidy to take women out to dinner with the hopes of ending in the bedroom after or perhaps even a monthly government stipend for prostitution should that ever become legalized.  I am surprised that in their ridiculous ignorance they have not tried to outlaw STD's yet. 

In all seriousness, though, the whole idea of a "right" to contraception is a ridiculous idea.  First of all, our Constitution does enshrine the right to the free exercise of religion.  Nowhere does it give some right to free contraception.  The right simply does not exist.  In fact, there is no right to contraception at all enshrined in our Constitution.  To say that one must abandon their faith or their profession is a choice no one should ever have to make.  It is a clear violation of our First Amendment right.  On the other hand, to argue for the right for contraception shows an ignorance of what rights really are.  There are two theories regarding the origin of rights.  There is the Natural Law theory where rights are given by God and no government has the authority under God to interfere with those rights.  This is the view of rights at the inception of our nation and is the basis of the idea of "inalienable rights."  The other theory is Positive Law where rights are only what the government says that they are.  It holds the view that there are no rights under God and that government is the highest authority and the ultimate arbiter of rights.  So where does the right of free contraception fit in regarding these two theories?  The answer is nowhere.  If you try to use Natural Theory, God gives us no right to fornication.  There is no natural right to sin nor is there any natural right to free anything let alone contraception.  Under Positive Theory, the government has not granted this right and therefore there is no argument to argue that they deserve it.  If the government does not give it, you do not have it, and there is no overriding idea that you deserve it.  In other words, there is no theory under which a right to free contraception exists.  What they end up doing (as many of the liberal ideology do) is claim Natural Law to change Positive Law.  Unfortunately, these two ideas can not exist together.  Either God is on the throne or government is.  Such is the logical inconsistency of arguing for the right to free contraception. 

Such is also the way of those obsessed with their sin.  They do not care if others are hurt, as long as they can have sex.  That is the idea behind contraception coverage.  I know the argument that some people require birth control pills for medical reasons, but that is not contraception care at that point and therefore has no place in the argument.  Contraception is pregnancy prevention so that one can have sex and not worry about having a child or catching a disease or sharing a disease they already have.  Abortion is for when contraception fails and a baby is conceived despite those efforts. It is all an obsession for sin where nothing can and should get in the way.  If you have a disease and yet still have sex with others risking their well being, you are selfish.  If you prevent or kill a baby just so you can have sex, you are selfish.  There is no way around it.   But then they take that selfishness to a whole new level by expecting the rest of us to pay for it. 

So not only are we living in a land where fornication of glorified, but we live in a land where we use even the most brutal of acts to keep it as consequence-free as possible. Unfortunately, this is not enough for fornicators as they want us to subsidize their sin as well.  Politically speaking, they are winning.  The government we have now is moving to subsidize sin more and more.  The tax dollars we are forced to pay is being used to pay for it.  However, I know that they are not on the throne nor are those who they send to office on the throne. God is on the throne and each day the day of judgement draws closer.  Our job is to reach as many for them for Christ as we can before that day.  Just because they are satisfied going to Hell so long as they can live their sinful lives does not mean that we should be satisfied.  They may think that Hell is some eternal party where the "cool" people go or they may even think that Heaven is open to all unless you kill someone, unless of course that someone is an unborn child then it is fine.  They have no idea what they are in for.  They have no idea of the consequence of their sin.   They have no idea of the eternal horror that awaits them should the continue in their rebellion.  I pray they come to their senses soon and I ask that you pray as well because when the end comes, it will come without warning.
And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:  They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed [them] all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.  Luke 17:26-30 NKJV

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