Last September, Thomas Nelson Community College in Newport News, Virginia, prohibited a student from expressing his Christians beliefs in a courtyard of the college. A college police officer told him to stop preaching, because the content might offend someone. The student was told his speech violated the Student Code of Conduct.
Alliance Defending Freedom allied attorneys represented the student. Just this past Spring, the Virginia Community College System consented to a court order prohibiting them from enforcing unconstitutional speech policies.
An agreement that affects all 23 of the system’s schools—respecting the rights of all students, regardless of religious or political beliefs, to speak freely on the campuses.
Pray for the attorneys of Alliance Defending Freedom, advocating the right of people to freely live out their faith.
In Mark 6, a young boy goes to hear Jesus speak.
But when he got there, he was the only one who brought anything to eat.
Jesus took his five loaves and two fish and they fed five thousand people.
One young boy made a difference.
In Jeremiah 5 God says, “Go up and down the streets of Jerusalem, look and consider, search through her squares. If you can find but one person who deals honestly and seeks the truth, I will forgive this city.” One person!
Ezekiel 22 says, “I tried to find somebody to stand in the gap, but I couldn’t find one person.”
Be that one person to stand in the gap for your pastor, your school, your children, for your spouse, for your nation, for your world!
Mark Rienzi, one of more than 2,300 allied attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom said recently: “Pro-life pregnancy centers offer real help that many women want. The government cannot stifle these centers just because abortionists fear their message of hope.
I know. Ludicrous.
The outcome of this pregnancy care center case represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, is a positive sign for lawsuits challenging similar ordinances.
The court rightly found no justification for the government to force pro-life centers to speak a message designed to drive women away.
Pray for our land and those in authority.
Isaiah 44:28 says, “He will say of Jerusalem, ‘Let it be rebuilt,’ and of the temple, ‘let its foundations be laid.’”
It’s time for us to rebuild this nation on the foundations that were once here, but have long since been lost. In many cases, carelessly lost.
But what are those foundations?
They are biblical principles.
We’re not married to a candidate for office.
We’re not married to a political party or ideology.
We will only endure as a nation if we are committed to principles, undeniable, biblical principles.
If you’re seeing what I’m seeing, both naturally and in the realm of the Spirit, you and I are in agreement that our nation is in trouble.
Pray as we have been commanded to pray for our leaders.
Let’s re-lay the foundations for this country!
We sure do.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed a motion in a Texas court—to stop an attempt by the city of Houston to subpoena sermons belonging to several area pastors—in a lawsuit the pastors aren’t even involved in!
The city is illegitimately demanding that the pastors—who’re NOT party to the lawsuit—turn over constitutionally protected sermons, simply so the city can see if the pastors have ever opposed or criticized the city.
It’s a witch hunt—pure and simple! And any rumors you’ve heard that the Mayor of the City of Houston has backed off, Annise Parker, she has not. Those rumors are false.
And Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the court to put a stop to it!
Is one political view Christian while the other is not? It’s a question many are afraid to ask!
Being Republican or a Democrat, a liberal or a conservative is not the issue. Being a follower of Christ is what counts.
You should vote for the candidates and belong to the party that will allow you to have the greatest influence for Christ.
I belong to a political party, but I do so only because I think, at this time, this part is where I can have that greater influence I’ve just spoken of.
If I need to change—I will.
But everything is based on the question: “What do I need to do in order to be an influencer for Christ?”
It’s a question we must all ask.
Am I an influencer for Christ—in every arena of my life?