The Senate is gearing up to control smoking, a nasty and disgusting habit, even more than before. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) notes, rightly, that many young people become addicted before they are old enough to make responsible decisions concerning their health. Perhaps it’s time to outlaw smoking, instead of taxing it to fund bigger government.
The Democrats are the same party, of course, that advocates an “anything goes” approach to sex and abortion for teens, without any parental oversight. So why is teen smoking morally evil while premarital sex (associated with pregnancy out of wedlock, venereal disease, emotional devastation, poverty) is morally neutral?
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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