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Half the Old Testament is the word Remember. No, that’s not true. It’s 48%. I just rounded up. As Israel forgot, so do we. Today’s insert is a simple reminder of some of the standards we work to maintain as we sing for the Lord. My prayer is that you […]

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A Letter to Senator Feinstein

July 2nd, 2013

-bulletin note from Sunday, June 30, 2013

I received a letter from Senator Feinstein in response to one I’d sent her, opposing homosexual “marriage” and similar issues. Here is my answer to her last letter.

Dear Senator Feinstein,
I appreciate your responding to my letter. You disagree with me on the issue of men “marrying” men and women “marrying” women. You believe that the fact they love each other and are committed to each other is all that is needed to sanction them marrying. People love their dogs and dogs are devoted to their people, but that is certainly no basis for sanctioning marriage between them. You said you “felt it was wrong to put a discriminatory legal provision in our state’s constitution.” First of all, civil law is comprised of “discriminatory legal provisions.” For example, the voting age requirement discriminates on the basis of age. Building codes require separate restrooms with differing accommodations for men and women. That is discrimination on the basis of gender. (By the way, we are incredulous that your California liberal democrats are now pushing to remove even that distinction from public schools by passing a bill allowing boys who are confused about their gender to enter the girls’ restrooms, locker rooms and showers!) Secondly, you said you “felt it was wrong…” What do you have as your foundation for right and wrong? It’s obviously not the Word of God. It’s obviously not traditional values. Is it your feelings? Those change. Is it societal norms? Those change too. Is it current scientific theory? That changes continually. Whether we want to face it or not, we all one day must answer to a higher authority. We shall all stand before God and give an account for our deeds. My foundation for right and wrong is the same one upon which this nation was founded. It is the unchanging Word of God. I can’t depend on what my feeling are, or what the current cultural trends are, for deciding right and wrong, and neither should you as my elected representative. It would be a refreshing wind if some of you in Washington would stop being politicians and start being statesmen. There are precious few there who are willing to stand for righteousness without regard to the cost of it. You indicated in your letter your hope for the destruction of the Defense of Marriage Act, and corresponding Proposition 8 in which California voters affirmed traditional marriage. The liberal-leaning Supreme Court has granted your wishes. As you join with those who gloat and wave their rainbow flags in our faces, you must also bear in mind that there will be long term consequences as the fabric that has been America is systematically unraveled. Long ago, King Belshazzar similarly gloated as he took the cups looted from the temple of God in Jerusalem and drank his wine from them while they celebrated. He became instantly sober when the finger of God wrote those sobering words on the wall of his palace; “Thou art weighed in the balances and found wanting.” My prayer is that you and others will reconsider what your own basis of right and wrong is before lending your support to any further legislation which undermines traditional biblical values.

Pastor Wm. Rench
Temecula, CA.


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