Unsurprisingly, The Courier-Journal missed the point again. Of course, it wasn’t by accident. There is no way that anyone smart enough to write their lead editorial could be so completely unable to follow a logical argument. In truth, once again they have demonstrated their lack of journalistic integrity. Take this, for example, from today’s editorial page: “Worst of all was the demagoguery of R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He said that putting more evangelicals in judgeships will lead to more rulings consistent with ‘Christian citizenship.’ ‘We are not asking for persons merely to be moral,’ he said. ‘We want them to be believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.’ It would be hard to articulate a more succinct definition of a theocracy, and that is precisely what this country is not.” Come again? I never even addressed a need for more “evangelical judges” and I did not say that we wanted judges to be believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. I prefaced my remarks by reminding the church that our mission is a Gospel mission, and that we want to see all persons come to know the Lord Jesus Christ. I had not even mentioned judges at that point. Furthermore, I did not suggest that adding more evangelical judges [a phrase I never mentioned] would lead to rulings consistent with Christian citizenship. I did say that Christians should exercise their Christian citizenship in becoming educated and engaged in the judicial confirmation process. A simple look at a transcript of the event will set the record straight.
The Louisville Courier-Journal’s Attack
April 26, 2005
Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments
If God has spoken, then the highest human aspiration must be to hear what the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These “Ten Words” tell us who God is and what His people should look like.