Pray for Christian school administrators. Your prayers and your support are crucial in these days!
Those promoting same-sex and gender agendas are setting their sights on infiltrating schools, public and private. And their goal is to force their agenda on the culture by breaking down moral boundaries, undermining opposition from the church, and influencing children to embrace and emulate their behavior.
In Queens, New York, a Catholic prep school was sued by a former employee claiming gender-identity discrimination.
At another Christian high school, two girls were expelled for fighting on campus. One filed a lawsuit saying the real reason was because she identifies as lesbian.
Unfortunately it’s just two examples of many more in a changing scene for Christian schools.
Know your rights!
What a privilege as children of God to be able to Him—Our Father!
A Father who loves to have that relationship with us.
One thing I love about Billy Graham’s prayers—he says:
“Our God and our Father!”
He’s both. Wow—I love that.
In Deuteronomy 32 it says: “Is this the way you repay the Lord, oh foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, your creator who made you and formed you?”
And in Jeremiah 3: “I myself said, ‘how gladly would I treat you like sons and give you a desirable land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation. I thought you would call me Father—and not turn away from following Me.”
Breathtaking reminders of Father God!
. . .and His desire that we call Him that—Father.
Let’s do it!
Don and Phyllis Young have firm standards for those who stay in their Hawaii Bed and Breakfast.
One is: any couple sharing a bedroom should be married—in the “man and woman” biblical sense of marriage.
When that was explained to a lesbian couple, they took offense and took the Youngs to court. It didn’t matter to anyone that the Youngs kindly referred them to another nearby bed and breakfast.
For the lesbian couple, their demands were not met.
For Don and Phyllis Young their faith was at stake!
It would’ve been easier for them to revise their beliefs in the glare of so much legal pressure—but for the Youngs?
There isn’t room for that much compromise!
Are you motivated to do good and righteous things—out of an external duty?
Pleasing others, getting ahead? When you’re pressured or forced?
Paul said in 1st Corinthians 13:11: “When I was a child I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.”
If your wife has to tell you to come to church—you’re still a child in the Lord.
If you’re a young person—and it takes mom and dad to ask you to do what’s right—you’re still a child in the Lord.
Maturity in Christ, in your walk with the Lord—is evident when the inside of you starts dictating what you do—and what you don’t do.
So how’s it going?
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Atlanta’s former fire chief are looking at legal options after the city terminated him from his job because of his Christian beliefs—after 30 years of distinguished service.
He wrote a Christian book that has a chapter about the Christian principle that sex is reserved exclusively for marriage, the union of one man and one woman.
He was suspended and required to complete a mandated conformity program after activists complained.
An investigation found Chief Cochran not guilty of discrimination, but the mayor fired him anyway. . .on the basis, get this, the need to “tolerate” diverse views. In an interview, the mayor threatened to destroy the fire chief if he pursued legal action.
Tolerance is a two-way street—or is it?
Many pastors fear the government will force them to violate their religious beliefs and allow same-sex ceremonies in their buildings.
Some churches prohibit all outside groups from using the church facilities—a reaction that limits the church’s ability to serve its community.
Church buildings are private property, used primarily for the exercise of religion, and clearly subject to First Amendment protection.
But those advocating marriage redefinition hope to change the current law that protects churches. And even under the current law, it’s a question how much protection we actually have—from being compelled to open our doors for uses that conflict with our faith.
I encourage you to download a free copy of Alliance Defending Freedom’s legal guide: “Protecting Your Ministry”.