Which of the following actually happened in America?
*A man is fired for displaying Bible verses in his work space.
*A judge orders a mother not to teach her daughter anything that could be considered 'homophobic'.
*High school students are trained to roam the halls in search of verbal 'offenses' to report to law enforecement officers.
*A pastor faces a prison sentence for reading from the Bible
ANSWER: All of the above. Don't believe it? Read 'The Criminalization of Christianity' by J Folger
And maybe you're tempted to believe that it won't happen here. Really?
As a Christian in this country, you may be understandably reluctant to speak out on moral issues like abortion, homosexuality, or pornography. But while we have the right to remain silent, that's not what God calls us to do. Because if the world can silence the truth, it will silence the gospel.
And maybe you think that your voice will not be heard or make a difference in these debates.But if people aren't protesting, then the politicians think we don't care. The reality is that when politicians are considering an issue they look at how many letters they have received on that issue and they nearly always listen to the loudest voices.
So does action get results?
In Tasmania, the homosexual lobby recently set up a special website to urge their people to lobby MPs to support the Surrogacy Bill because they needed to counter the large number of letters the MPs were getting from Christians opposing the Surrogacy Bill! A poll on The Age website, run in relation to the issue of teaching religious Education in schools, gained an amazing 88,000 votes with 80% in support of RE. That sort of grassroots action is needed on every issue. So, please, take note of issues listed on our forum and take action. Every letter, every signature will count!
Check the forum or HERE for updates on the recent petition for same-sex marriage.
Church planting and growth has been a focus for most of my ministry. I frequently lecture and speak on church planting and have been actively involved in many church plants. Under God's hand and direction, my wife, Kaye, and I planted the