Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! — Isaiah 5:20 (ESV)
Political pundit and conservative commentator Dana Loesch asked an interesting question on Twitter a few weeks ago and its implications are quite far-reaching.
Businesses must "follow the law" and bake a cake but cities can ignore law and be "sanctuaries" for those who enter illegally?
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 10, 2015
I often find myself asking this same basic question when debating with liberal activists who enjoy trolling conservative websites. At some point in our discussion/debate we’ll reach the inevitable point where said liberal will demand that conservatives obey laws that we believe to be unjust while simultaneously supporting breaking laws that they (the liberal) find unjust. It’s at this juncture that I’ll usually interrupt and ask something like this, “Why must conservatives obey laws we believe to be unjust or immoral, but liberals are free to ignore the laws that they find objectionable?”
There is no good response; of course, that’s the whole point of the exercise. They usually try to respond, they stutter and stumble over some illogical talking point, but we both know the attempt at objectivity is done. At the end of the day the reason we must bake cakes and stand by while children are murdered is because liberals believe that their morality is superior to our morality (patently ridiculous since our morality is founded on something while theirs is completely subjective and shifts with the blowing wind). The liberal push to force us to act as they wish is simply an outgrowth of the modern liberal fascist impulse.
Moreover, this attitude is a sign of our times. The Bible speaks to this in Isaiah 5:20 where it says (from the ESV), “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” Think about it — conservatives on any number of subjects, modern culture tells us that “good” (or better, what the Bible tells us is good) is “evil” and “evil” is “good.” Abortion, sex, sexuality, marriage, child rearing, discipline, honesty, modesty, moderation, hard work… on and on and on. We are an Isaiah 5:20 culture and we are paying the price for it.