In the state, we live and move and have our being

Originally written in 2009  — Before Obergefell vs. Hodges

Melinda woke up at 6:00 am realizing that her water had broke. Quickly she woke up her partner Gladys who was sleeping next to her in order to drive her to the hospital. Melinda and Gladys had recently been married after the state had passed the gay marriage law. Melinda and Gladys had decided to get pregnant in celebration of their marriage. Glady’s gay Brother had been kind enough to contribute some of his semen in order that Melinda could be artificially inseminated once the state fertility center had given Glady’s brother’s semen its government certification stamp. Fortunately, the provision in their state-run health care insurance paid for the fertilization procedure as well as for the costs of having baby Hillary.

Gladys had just dozed off after getting home from working the late shift as a data organizer for ACORN. Melinda was thankful that the timing of her water breaking was such that she could drop off her 4-year-old Eddie at his school for the early school program. Melinda briefly wondered if she would have time to fix Eddie’s breakfast until she remembered that Eddie could get the state-provided breakfast and lunch at the government school.

So, within 15 minutes of her water breaking Gladys, Melinda, and Eddie were out of the door of their house – a house recently purchased with the help of both the Government-owned Freddie Mac and one of the area’s Government banks. Melinda slid into the passenger side of their sleek new government motors hybrid “Medusa.” The state-run hospital was five miles away, with the state-run school being a mere two blocks away from the state-run hospital. So, the three of them went from their state-owned house mortgaged by state-run financial institutions, to the state manufactured car, to the state-run school, to the state-run hospital all in a matter of 20 minutes.

Once in the doors of the hospital, the state employee hospitals informed Melinda that there was at least a 95-minute wait for the labor room and that instead, they were going to have one of the state internee doctors deliver the baby in the emergency room – which they hoped would be available sometime soon. While Melinda was being informed of this Gladys was being reminded that according to the state hospital records that Eddie had not been brought in for the state-required vaccinations. Gladys was told that if she didn’t see to it that Eddie came in soon there would be both a fine and a government medical worker coming to the home to visit.

Finally, all the red tape was finished and Melinda was wheeled into the emergency room while Gladys took a detour in order to purchase one of the state-run media newspapers.

45 minutes later Melinda gave birth to a baby girl. Upon birth, the baby girl (Hillary)  was put through government-mandated measurements and assessments. After baby Cher was determined to be worthy of life by the state, the state hospital assigned a government care worker to Melinda and Gladys in order to make periodic checkups and provide “counsel” as to how to raise baby Cher. This “benefit” of a government care worker coming into the homes of parents with newborns was part of Gladys and Melinda’s health care insurance.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

2 thoughts on “In the state, we live and move and have our being”

  1. Is this supposed to be scary? I bet over 40% of folks at my PCA mid-Michigan church have no problem with this, except for the gay marriage part.

    Like they’ve been telling me for years, the church can’t help everyone so government help is needed, and besides Roman 13.

    Pietism says join a church, a small group, read your bible and pray and be friendly to your neighbors. Everything else is a distraction: Shut up, volunteer at church, smile, and lets talk sports! Got troubles like a contentious wife or wayward kid? See the church counselor (ie, more sitting and emoting) and have small group pray for you. But complaining about government spread? That’s weird and dangerous, again, if a person doesn’t like it, shut up and homeschool or private school, but why talk about it. Just divisive to our small group and sports chitchat. /s

    1. 40% of your PCA mid-Michigan church desperately needs to repent.

      That kind of Pietism sucks Twinkies.

      Praise God I’ve never been in a small group and I don’t get particularly high marks on being friendly.

      Since I don’t have a contentious wife or wayward children the only thing I have to complain about is government which is contrary to Romans 13 and which I know Christ hates.

      I’m sorry you’re in a pansy-ass unbiblical Church.

      Come visit us.

Leave a Reply to Kurt Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *