I TOTALLY AGREE WITH WHAT COUNTABLE MEMBER CTConservative SAID:
"How about we accept those in prison as what they are and instead focus on our youth? Has anyone noticed that our kids are not being instilled with a proper moral compass and strong convictions since Christian teachings and principles were banned from schools? We can still teach the core values instilled taught by Christianity without pushing the doctrine itself (though that really isn't a bad idea). I understand that we have become a very diverse nation, and I respect others beliefs. I do not, however, appreciate or agree with the complete absence of decency being taught in schools today. Fix our youth and the prison overcrowding and recidivism issues will resolve themselves in time."
CONSIDERING HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO GET A CONSENSUS ON WHAT CONSTITUTES RIGHT AND WRONG, PEOPLE NEED TO LOOK TO THE WORD OF GOD AS THE DECIDING FACTOR! THIS IS THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE THE FOUNDING FATHERS HAD IN MIND, BECAUSE IT DOESN'T FAVOR ANY PARTICULAR CHURCH! AND IT IS THE EPITOME OF FAIRNESS, BECAUSE GOD CANNOT BE CORRUPTED! THE BIBLE CAN BE UNDERSTOOD AND INTERPRETED USING THE SAME RULES THAT WE USE TO UNDERSTAND AND INTERPRET ANY DOCUMENT:
1. Don't take things out of context;
2. Make sure the command applies to you;
3. Take it literally, unless it makes no sense to do so;
4. Don't add to it or subtract from it or change it.
5. Bind what God binds and loosen what God loosens.
“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.” (I Corinthians 14:33 NKJV)