5) If the government gives money to Planned Parenthood and PBS, why would it be wrong for the government to give money to the NRA or Heritage Foundation?The direct answer is that it wouldn't be wrong. But Hawkins is here asking the wrong question to make a point. NRA and the Heritage Foundation should not get money from the Government for the same reason that Planned Parenthood or any other private organization or individual should not get money. The Government should not be in the business of taking money, in the form of taxes, from one group of Americans and giving it to another group. Even if the giving is for an ostensible "good cause" such giving should be up to the citizens themselves and they should organize such relief through organizations of their choosing. Most people who advocate for such welfare spending seem to base it on Christ's encounter with the rich young man in Luke. Christ tells the rich young man to sell everything he has, give it to the poor, and follow Christ. But for welfare advocates use of this teaching to be correct, Jesus would have had to say something like "Have Caesar seize everything you own, redistribute it to those who voted for Caesar, and you in your newly destitute state come and follow Me."
7) If you’re gay and a Christian doesn’t want to bake you a cake for your wedding, why can’t you just go to another shop? We wouldn’t demand that a black baker make a cake for the KKK, that a Jewish baker make a cake for a Nazi or even that a liberal baker make an “I love Trump” cake. So, why should Christians, whose religious beliefs are protected by the First Amendment, be punished because some gay couple thinks they can turn their persecution of Christians into a payday?I have spoken about this issue before as well. To me this shows the Left being at war with Christianity itself, but couching their war on Christians as somehow not allowing discrimination. For no one would even think of going into a Muslim bakery and asking them to make a cake celebrating a gay wedding. And while I vehemently disagree with Islam, the Muslim bakers would be right to throw the gay couple out of the shop. Nobody should have to do anything against his conscience unless it falls within the powers listed in the Constitution. So for example, one would not be excused from paying his rightful taxes because of conscience, or evade military service if one did not believe in killing people, for there are many jobs required by the military that do not require killing.
This brings up another point though, and it is one I had not thought until now. The notion of a so called "Christian Left " is an oxymoron. For if one is a true Christian, has read the Bible, and has a traditional understanding of the Truth that book proclaims, then it is only by stretching and misinterpreting the words God Himself inspired that the "Christian Left" can come up with their positions. Indeed the purpose of the "Christian Left" is precisely to destroy Christianity from inside by sowing doubt and discord in the faithful.
1) Are we really doing transsexuals a favor by pretending they can change into another gender and allowing them to mutilate themselves via surgery or are we actually setting them up for failure when we pretend that they’re not mentally ill?Most of us know the reality of the situation. These so called "transgendered" people can not actually change themselves from male to female or vice versa. All that one accomplishes by cutting off one's genitals and taking hormones is that one becomes a gelding. Transgendered men can not bear children, which is the defining characteristic of the female, and a transgendered female can not father children, which is the defining characteristic of the male.While Christianity demands our compassion for such confused people, we do them no favors by pretending that their delusions are in fact true. Such pretense is juvenile, and allows the confused to remain confused rather than face up to realities.
You should read the list that Hawkins has produced, and ponder in your own mind the answers to the questions posed. The fact that we can not ask them, though, is more troubling than the questions themselves or the what answers you may find.