Bring Your Bible to School On October 4, 2018

July 18, 2018 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

Bring Your Bible to School Day is coming up on October 4, 2018.

Last year nearly half a million students participated in Bring Your Bible to School Day nationwide. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate religious freedom and the value of God’s Word.

To learn more about how you and your family can participate in Bring Your Bible To School Day, watch the video below or go to BringYourBible.org.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules State Can’t Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

June 26, 2018 | Posted in Abortion, Pro-Life, Religious Freedom | By

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law that required pregnancy resource centers to tell pregnant women that low-cost and publicly funded abortion is available in California, and to give the women a phone number to call.

Family Council President Jerry Cox issued a statement, saying, “This is a really good ruling. California, Illinois, and Hawaii have passed laws that effectively require pregnancy resource centers to do abortion referrals. Pregnancy resource centers exist to help women choose options besides abortion. Forcing them to promote abortion goes against their very purpose. I’m glad the U.S. Supreme Court understood that and struck down California’s law today.”

Cox said the ruling is good for pregnancy resource centers in Arkansas. “Legislators in Arkansas haven’t tried to regulate pregnancy resource centers the way politicians in other states have, but this court decision still helps Arkansas’ pregnancy resource centers. The ruling protects Arkansas’ pregnancy resource centers just as much as it does the centers in California. The court’s decision does not call into question any of the good laws that Arkansas has passed in recent years requiring abortion facilities to give women all the facts about abortion—including its risks, consequences, and alternatives. The ruling reaffirms that the government cannot force people to violate their deeply-held religious convictions. All in all, that’s good for everyone.”

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Gay Activists Won’t Let Glenwood Methodist Church Look the Other Way

June 14, 2018 | Posted in Religious Freedom | By

“Just look the other way.  If you have moral objections, you don’t have to participate. Just live and let live.”

That’s what Christians have been told over and over again.  When we’ve objected to risqué shows on TV, they told us to change the channel.  When communities oppose adult-oriented businesses, they tell us to just drive on by.  The makers of violent videogames urge people who don’t like the games not to play them.

Well now that’s not good enough. Gay activists recently announced plans to host an event at Magic Springs theme park on Gay Pride Day. When the First Methodist Church of Glenwood urged its members to just drive on by Magic Springs, they were shouted down.

The church Facebook page simply said, “Please avoid taking your children to Magic Springs on June 30th.  It is LGBT Pride Day.”

Gay activists immediately attacked the church claiming they had said LGBT individuals are going to Hell.   Of course the church never implied such a thing, but biased news reports and the nature of social media comments prompted the church to shut down its Facebook page and refuse media interviews.

Now, let’s stop and think for a minute.  If the church had urged its members to avoid a rock concert at Verizon Arena or to avoid Florida’s Panama City Beach during Spring Break, nothing would have been said about it.  How is Gay Pride Day any different?  If a church can’t urge its members to engage in what it believes to be good behavior, what have we come to?

So much for live and let live.  I guess when it comes to gay pride, looking the other way is not allowed.

Photo Credit: By Glen Gaboury.