Historically, the Founding Fathers and early civil rulers knowingly and willingly made laws based on moral grounds. Most of them realized that a nation is great only when its people and rulers are moral. And most of them had no problem with the fact that religious faith was the moral basis underlying the laws they made. (See our article at http://www.gospelway.com/government/continental_congress.php.)
So why are we today so hesitant to defend our views on moral grounds? The answer is that our society - and especially our government - has become so secularized that moral arguments are often not welcome. In particular, rulers and many citizens have bought the false modern view of "separation of church and state," so that they have come to believe that no law should be based on any view that is held by religious people. But the fact is that every law we have listed (and many more) is based on views held by religious people. That is, religious people generally oppose (at least to some extent) every practice I have listed.
If a practice must never be restricted because opposition to it is based on a moral conviction, and that moral conviction is believed by religious people, then the bottom line is that we will never have any laws that have any real substance whatever. When we come to face the real truth, we must acknowledge that our moral beliefs are the real basis of virtually all our laws of substance.
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