Phony Theology

The Obama administration is seeking to impose its belief in “free” contraceptives, sterilizations, and morning after pills on the rest of us, believing this “right” is more fundamental than the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious freedom. That’s because their governing philosophy is primarily materialistic in outlook–perhaps this is what Sen. Santorum meant by the president’s “phony theology.”

In this secular approach to life, values such as the conviction that contraception is sinful (a conviction that I do not hold) are less “real” than physical things you can see, touch, taste, and feel–such as a condom. Mr. Obama seems to be saying that one’s religious beliefs or values are all well and good, but when it comes to the “real world,” government knows best and will do what it wills. Values are not real, this thinking goes–at least not as real as a condom.

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 He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew 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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