I recently read: “I don’t believe the church is here to tell me what to do. I follow my own conscience. The church isn’t my moral compass.”
Well somebody doesn’t understand what the church is.
The Bible is our moral compass.
I don’t judge it—it judges me.
But the church is the environment that helps me live out those biblical issues, the moral compass issues of life.
So in that sense, the church is a moral compass.
“Cafeteria Christians” used to describe people who’d simply choose what they want to believe.
But that’s not what the true church is.
You and I, have the greatest opportunity right now to see this nation righted spiritually by living God’s principles and biblical values in a culture that desperately needs a moral compass!
. . .and I’m grateful to report that, in this instance, the Janesville Virginia School District recognized its mistake and apologized. They determined that showing the video violated a child’s right to receive instruction in an atmosphere free from prejudice. And they’re right!
In a gracious gesture, Alliance Defending Freedom sent the Janesville District a letter applauding their apology, but reminding them that “teachers have the right to express their own viewpoints and opinions. They do not have the right to indoctrinate students.”
The one-sided, anti-religious same-sex marriage video shown the class violated the school policy, and it undermined parental authority.
My hope—and prayer—is that more schools will choose not to present this kind of video—in the first place!
Even a same-sex marriage supporter is the victim of a smear campaign for advising tolerance for both sides!
I’m not a supporter of tolerating anything that violates what Scripture teaches.
But in the case of a University of Virginia law professor, who by the way is a same-sex marriage supporter. . .and one of the leading First Amendment scholars in the country—is being smeared for his “tolerance!”
Activists are demanding he release his academic email, and cell phone records of discussions he’s had with people who support traditional man/woman marriage and religious liberty.
So who’s next on the smear campaign list?
Alliance Defending Freedom said this about the latest attack by those who say they’re fighting for “tolerance”:
“Coercion is the new “freedom” for the same-sex marriage promoters.”
Freedom. . .for whom?
And to prove the point, Alliance Defending Freedom offered to distribute free Bibles to Planned Parenthood clinics across the U.S. after they released a “pastoral letter” on their website, claiming the Bible doesn’t address abortion.
ADF said the Bibles provided to Planned Parenthood would not highlight any of the numerous passages relating to the sanctity of life found in the Bible—allowing the women visiting Planned Parenthood to review it for themselves.
So what happened?
After a massive backlash, the letter was removed from the Planned Parenthood website!
Scripture is not silent on the personhood of the unborn child!
Psalm 127:3; Exodus 20:13; and Luke 1:41 and 44 are but a few verses to have ready when someone challenges you!
That’s exactly what we’re seeing right now!
We’re living in a time—an era—of anti-Christian values.
A time when it seems as though nothing is absolute.
In fact, in these days there are an inordinate amount of negative responses from our culture towards biblical values.
Isaiah 5:20 says, “They call good bad and they call bad—good.”
That’s exactly my point!
When people are dishonest, should they be applauded so long as they can lie and cheat and steal and not get caught?
And what should we think about sexuality being taught to us from—of all places—Hollywood?
God didn’t give us the teachings of the Bible in order to make our lives difficult.
He gave them to us for our benefit and to make life work.
We violate God’s teachings when we self-destruct.
God’s values—are to be valued!
California’s constitutional amendment in 2008 affirmed marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
And some are losing their jobs for their past support—one recently was the CEO of a major corporation.
Alliance Defending Freedom and the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund are jointly offering free legal analysis—and possible pro bono representation—to anyone losing his or her job, or suffering job-related consequences, because of past support for the amendment.
That goes for citizens of California or other states as well!
No employer should be allowed to ignore their employees’ First Amendment freedoms or their employees’ freedoms under state law.
Don’t be bullied into silence and forced out of your livelihood!
If that’s your situation, don’t hesitate.