Tis was the first action of Saul that cemented his rule in place. In Ch. 12, we have Samuel recounting his history and still says it is evil that the people wanted a king. John raised the issue of the SCOTUS decision to legislate morality. This is a free country Mark said. Mark doesn’t think they are doing thus. This led to various so called religious freedom laws that says companies can discriminate on the basis of the religious views of the owner. We discussed the separation of church and state.