There is no pleasing some theologians.
While Albert Mohler is correct to point out the flippant manner in which the Palin lass glosses over her adloscent spawning, some of Mohler's criticisms need to be examined.
On the one hand, Mohler regularly rides his pet horse deriding those putting off marriage and not marrying young as if you are the deviant if you are not married by the age of 23.
Now he is condemning, though correct about the matter, early dating.
Dr. Mohler, just come out and say that what you believe in is prearrganged marriage if you wish to hold to both these positions that, whether you like it or not, are essentially contradictory in this time in which we live.
If Dr. Mohler wants all these early marriages, who does he suggest picks up the tab?
Should we homely singles that don't have the prospects of a worthwhile husband or a wife have to pick up the bill as punishment for "being outside of God's will" or are we going the Obama route where those on the government insurance roles defined as "underprivileged children" are nearly 30 years old and whose parents make nearly $80,000?
Maybe if Dr. Mohler just stuck to the Bible's message of opposing sex outside of marriage and left the age issue alone as the Bible sets down no command as to what age someone should marry, there would be fewer Bristol Pailn's inside Evangelical circles as it's not those getting married later necessarily bringing all of these illegitimate children (often through multiple repeat pregnancies when the first time around should have taught the lesson) into the world.
by Frederick Meekins