Tag Archives: Morality

You Can’t Not Legislate Morality

“You can’t legislate morality!” No, you can’t not legislate morality. Not even a little bit. I got thinking about this when Alan Shlemon’s 2012 article, “Should Christians Impose Their Moral Standards on Society?” came up on Twitter yesterday. He said it this way: It’s perfectly acceptable to legislate morality. When you think about it, morals …

Lessons from MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s debt to theology and natural law: Those who praise the modern civil rights movement, but who also want to keep morality and theology absent from public discourse, seldom mention King’s reliance on natural law in his justly famous letter. Scholars such as the late John Rawls were at great pains to …