Terry Jeffrey

Paladino now finds himself on the frontline of the most significant battle in America's culture war. There is no neutral ground in this war. Everyone must either fight or surrender. America's Founding Fathers had differing religious beliefs but a single moral view: They believed that God, who endows all men with certain inalienable rights, has authored an unchanging moral law that all men and all government must obey at all times. Even those Founders who were not Christians believed that this universally applicable moral law -- which they believed to be the only legitimate basis for the laws of the state -- was reflected in the moral teachings of the Bible.

Those teachings include, of course, that it is wrong to take an innocent life and that marriage is a between a man and a woman.

Because modern American liberals want to destroy innocent life through such practices as abortion and embryonic stem cell research, and because they want men to be able to marry men and women to be able to marry women, they are at war with the moral teachings of the Judeo-Christian tradition that are the foundation of our free society.

To permanently establish their new society, the liberal elite must teach other peoples' children that killing unborn children and same-sex marriages are morally correct and that the natural law, Biblical morality and more than 2,000 years of Western tradition are wrong.

That is why the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has ruled that parents cannot opt their kindergarteners out of Massachusetts public-schools classes that teach 5-year-olds that same-sex marriage is a good thing. That is why a federal judge in San Francisco -- in ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right -- declared that children do not need both mothers and fathers and do just as well being raised by same-sex couples.

And that is why Carl Paladino needed to be pummeled for defending the traditional family in an Orthodox synagogue.

Terry Jeffrey

Terence P. Jeffrey is the editor-in-chief of CNSNews

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