136 reputation
4
bio website
location Houston, TX
age 33
visits member for 3 years, 6 months
seen Apr 16 at 0:11

Rainbow logo and associated message do not reflect my views, they've been unilaterally placed next to my name by Stack Exchange, Inc. Currently seeing what can be done about this, discussion at http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/298004/103167

Since Stack Exchange has effectively turned my profile page into a political platform without my foreknowledge or consent, I feel obligated to share my own views:

An oligarchy of five justices setting policy for the entire USA is not the government the Constitution guarantees, and it's not the one we want. Not everything President Gerald Ford said was very smart or worth repeating, but this is

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

The USA was designed as a Constitutional Republic, with checks-and-balances between the branches of the federal government, and also division of power between federal state and local governments. (And these are explicitly required by the plain language of the Constitution) All government officials need to stay within the authority granted to them by the Constitution, especially when that means they can't do whatever they want.


Jun
27
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
2
awarded  Critic
Feb
2
comment What is the basis that some Protestants teach the non-necessity of baptism for salvation?
@JoelCoehoorn: The sinner's prayer is also just an outward sign of the change of heart that precedes it. Nor is any particular prayer verbiage either necessary or sufficient for salvation.
Apr
3
comment Should women give sermons?
Which is "this role"? Senior pastor? Leader of a women's ministry? Teaching children in Sunday school classes?
Apr
3
answered Should women give sermons?
Apr
3
comment Did Jesus condemn contraception
Intentional contraception generally also requires rejection of the Scriptural principle that children are a blessing from the Lord, instead viewing them as a burden.
Apr
3
comment Did Jesus condemn contraception
One also notes Galatians 5:20, in which the word translated "witchcraft" is the root for pharmacology, and certainly included contraceptive herbs.
Apr
3
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
Several of your claims fall apart in light of Leviticus 20:18.
Apr
2
awarded  Supporter
Jan
20
awarded  Teacher
Jan
20
answered What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is closed?