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Rejoicing in Righteous Decisions (June 28, 2022)

“Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.” – Psalm 32:11

Public policy consistent with the principles God lays out in the Bible results in the wellbeing of our nation, states, communities, and neighbors.

Unfortunately, in this fallen and imperfect world, the courts sometimes get in the way of God-honoring public policy. However, sometimes they also get it right… and that calls for rejoicing.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In Dobbs, the Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which was one of the Court’s most egregiously wrong decisions in its history and has been directly responsible for the deaths of 63+ million pre-born humans.

As a result of this victory, authority to regulate abortion has been rightly returned to the states. Here in Kentucky that means that our Commonwealth’s conditional “trigger” abortion ban has gone into effect, banning nearly all abortions.

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court released another important decision upholding Coach Joseph Kennedy’s right to pray at the 50-yard line after each football game. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District addressed the legal test for such cases and clarified that the U.S. Constitution demands neutrality towards religion, protecting the religious from hostility and discrimination by government.

The decision is an important victory for religious liberty and for the first freedom of all Americans.

Let us thank God and rejoice for these righteous decisions. May they provide more opportunities for us to bring glory to God, stand for truth, and love our neighbors.

Our Father in heaven, thank You for these tremendous victories and the opportunities they provide to honor you in our laws. Open our eyes to see those opportunities, give us the boldness to take them, and equip us to do so in a way that glorifies You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.