This is Bob Trent of Alliance Defending Freedom in partnership with Jim Garlow in this special report.
Your tax dollars make up 41% of Planned Parenthood’s budget. That means you not only unwillingly provide a yearly bailout for big abortion, but you pay to keep in power those who continue to raid your paycheck to fund their benefactors at Planned Parenthood.
You are also subsidizing every one of those transactions in which Planned Parenthood asks a mother to donate the remains of her dead child and then turns around and sells to the highest bidder.
What can you do? Get in touch with lawmakers from your state and demand they stop funding Planned Parenthood. Contact companies that funnel blood money to Planned Parenthood. Tell our government and these corporations that they will be held accountable for keeping Planned Parenthood on life support.
American women can do without Planned Parenthood. Almost all of them already do.
Admittedly you have to pick your battles.
. . .but where’s the point when you stand up and fight for what you believe?
And what ultimately is worth fighting for?
Your faith, your family, your freedoms?
You stand up when you’re being diminished or others are being diminished in their value. . .when what God has ordained and established is being diminished. . .when you’re being forced to compromise or to be complicit in compromise. . .when untruth is lifted up as truth. . .when injustice is committed—you stand up.
Here’s the point!
We’re to stand up and fight about truth and injustice, not based on our definition of truth, or our definition of injustice.
No! A definition based on God and His Word!
Live out your faith—in obedience to God’s Word!
Alliance Defending Freedom recently sent Missouri pastors a letter addressing that very issue. Critics wrongly said churches can lose their tax-exempt status if they urge their people to vote in favor of repealing a city law.
ADF counsel said pastors are “free to talk about important social and cultural issues without fear of their tax-exempt status being revoked.” Period!
Even the IRS says that churches can lobby in support or in opposition to legislation. The IRS simply limits churches to spending no more than what they call an “insubstantial amount” of their resources on lobbying.
As a pastor, I’m called to present truth to my congregation. And I shouldn’t be silenced by those who’re either uninformed or misstating the law!
It’s what we do, isn’t it? We embrace what the Bible teaches or we rationalize it—ignore it—hoping it’ll go away.
Stand up and fight for what you believe.
Admittedly you have to pick your battles.
Some things just aren’t worth defending.
But your faith? Your family? Your freedoms?
They are worth defending.
When what God has ordained and established is diminished, when you’re being forced to compromise—stand up.
Government-funded abortions. Injustice. Misinformation. Lies.
And here’s the kicker.
When I speak of truth and justice, it’s not based on your definition, or on mine. It’s a definition that has to be based on God and His Word.
Religious freedom certainly benefits those of us who are people of faith. As does the freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Austin R Nimrocks, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom says, “Unfortunately, caught up in the fray of debates and legislation, we lose sight of who actually benefits from it.”
The National Survey of Homeless Assistance Providers estimates that faith-based, non-profits run a third of all homeless programs, including most food based programs.
Adoption services, prison ministries, counseling, pregnancy resource centers—the list goes on!
When considering religious freedom and its history in this country, we should all ask:
“Who benefits and does it make our communities better places to live?”
Our culture would have us believe it doesn’t really matter what you believe, as long as you’re sincere, true to yourself.
When we say so piously—be true to yourself—what exactly does that mean?
Was Hitler “true to himself?” Is a serial killer “true to himself?”
Is the sex molester true to himself?
It’s not about being true to yourself. No, there’s a much higher calling… God’s standard.
It’s being true to God’s way. True in your obedience to Him.
True in what He says in His Word.
Sincerity is never enough. It’s truly inadequate.
You can be sincerely—wrong!
Know how to live out your faith!