Wallace Henley: The Secular Left and the Disposability of Sacred Doctrine

Doctrines—even the most sacred—are disposable in the face of utilitarian interests.

That was the newest of secular progressivist dogma as expressed last week when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that allows abortion right up to the point of birth.

Not to be left in the dust, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is endorsing legislation for his state that would allow a baby to die after it is born.

Meanwhile, in the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources there was consideration of removing from the oath required of witnesses before the panel, the words, “so help you God.”

It is well known that many on the secular left would like all reference to God removed from official discourse. And, there are those like Cuomo and Northam who would consider sacred doctrine as disposable.

When challenged by his own Roman Catholic Church, Cuomo said, “I’m not here to represent a religion.” Agreed. But life and death decisions regarding the innocent go far beyond opinion, religious or otherwise. And by the way, Cuomo may not be in office to represent his religion, but as a candidate he did not hide his Catholicism. Among his first acts after being inaugurated, Cuomo went to Mass and took communion.

The right to life is not merely Catholic dogma. It is the first God-given right recognized in the U.S. Constitution.

Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, among the leaders of the Coalition for Jewish Values, said: “Under the guise of progressivism, New York is taking us back to a primitive age when infanticide was also accepted—and the fact that these progressives want to take up euthanasia next should surprise no one.”

Northram’s position, therefore, is sadly right in line with Rabbi Pruzansky’s concern.

“Spiritual disorder brings on political anarchy,” wrote political philosopher Russell Kirk.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Wallace Henley