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‘By massaging the Constitution in such a way as to make it say what you want as opposed to what it actually says, the rule of law upon which our nation was built becomes subverted’

January 31, 2022

CHARLOTTE, N.C.— Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer recently announced his intention to retire from the Court at the end of the 2021-2022 term. Breyer, 83, is currently the oldest member of the Court and was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1994. His imminent retirement allows President Biden to fulfill his promise to appoint a Black female judge to the Supreme Court. Breyer’s departure most likely will not change the 6-3 conservative advantage.

In lieu of this latest news surrounding the Supreme Court, Judge Phil Ginn, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES, www.ses.edu), responded to the make-up and inherent politicization of the Court.

Ginn stated, “With word coming of the retirement of Justice Stephen Breyer, the political attention of our country has once again turned to the make-up of the U. S. Supreme Court. While the present so-called conservative margin of 6-3 will not be changed, Justice Breyer’s replacement will likely be more of a liberal activist than he has been if the radical left has their way with President Biden’s appointment. 

“This all begs the question, though, of why in the world we as a country have allowed our Supreme Court to become such a political animal— something, of course, which it never was intended to be. While the left decried the appointments of Justices Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and Coney Barrett, the truth of the matter is that the politicization of SCOTUS began in the early sixties with decisions by a then 7-2 majority of liberal justices who dreamed up a right of privacy that theretofore had not existed in our nation’s founding document. By massaging the Constitution in such a way as to make it say what you want as opposed to what it actually says, the rule of law upon which our nation was built becomes subverted.”

Ginn continued, “At any rate, the new nomination from President Biden will only serve to heighten the drama of the divide in the Court and will more than likely take our nation one step closer to our ultimate decline. Nevertheless, at SES we know that our salvation as a people or nation does not lie in the make-up of SCOTUS, but in the message of the Gospel. That’s why we have chosen to remain Steadfast in the Truth.”

Judge Phil Ginn was appointed president of SES in April 2021 after a distinguished career as both a lawyer and a judge. He holds a B.A. from Appalachian State University, a J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Doctor of Ministry from Southern Evangelical Seminary. Prior to his appointment as SES president, Judge Ginn served as SES Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

SES will soon be holding their 28th annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA) titled “Remaining Steadfast in an Upside Down World.” The event will take place on April 8-9, 2022, at FBC Rock Hill in Rock Hill, SC just outside of Charlotte. Speaker and ticket details will be coming soon.

The mission of SES is to train men and women, based on the inerrant and infallible written Word of God, for the evangelization of the world and the defense of the historic Christian faith. SES offers a range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees (along with several for-credit certificates) that uniquely integrate theology, philosophy, and apologetics to build a complete and systematic Christian worldview.

For more information on SES, visit its website at www.ses.edu or its Facebook page, follow the SES Twitter feed, @sesapologetics, or call (704) 847-5600.