The latest among these is Wayne State University. InterVarsity student fellowship has been a mainstay of campuses across the nation for many decades. They tend to be a not only biblically based organization, but also very open to debate and discussion. They like to engage anyone regardless of what they believe. In other campuses com they have been kicked off because they require all their leaders to adhere to the biblical principle of not being sexually immoral. In other words, they require all of their leaders to be good examples. In this story, you’ll see that it’s being played out yet again.
If you are able, please give to the Alliance Defending Freedom which is representing InterVarsity.
My brother in law recently sent this to me. It indicates the value of being married versus cohabiting from a family planning perspective. There have been many studies showing that marriage is ultimately better for both parents and children involved. This is yet another one.
The main problem that has caused the cohabitation explosion is the advent of no fault divorce. No fault divorce cause divorce to increase tremendously within our nation. The result has been generations of young adults who wanted to avoid the divorce that they went through. As a result, many young adults decided to cohabit in order to try out marriage. This has cheapened marriage and caused it to decline. Many people now wonder why even get married.
In the link below, scroll further down in the article until you reach the short article at the end. It’s about a church in Louisville, Kentucky that started a coffee shop called The 930 and allowed music groups to play there. It was intended just as a way to give to the community. Secular groups were allowed to perform.
But when the LGBT community heard about it, they immediately began to prevent secular groups from playing there. They threatened those groups with blacklisting if they played there.
It worked. The 930 eventually had to shut down. Many people were afraid to go.
This is a small incident, but it identifies a possible new tactic from the irreligious left who seem to want to expunge Christianity from society. We need to begin taking these kind of hardball tactics seriously.
In many communities, abortion clinics are required to dispose of aborted babies in a “humane way”. This is supposed to mean burial or cremation, but there is virtually no monitoring of this, so the abortion clinics find whatever is the most economical way of disposing of them. I’ve been outside of those clinics, and you never see smoke rising from such a clinic, so I seriously doubt they are doing any cremation in there. Also, if they were disposing of them by simply putting them in a bag and having garbage men pick them up, there would be people who would object to picking up human remains in a garbage bag. It would probably become a part of the news. I suspect most abortion clinics send the remains down the drain. Hardly “humane”.
This is actually a pretty big win. This is traditional religious freedom. Christians and other people who morally object to contraception at Wheaton College no longer have to pay for that in their insurance. There are 2 reasons Christians could object to birth control pills. One reason is that they object to separating sex from conception. That tends to be the Roman Catholic belief. Another objection is that in some cases, birth control pills can hit very early chemical abortions in a woman. It can prevent a fertilized egg/ preborn baby from implanting in the womb.
We could only hope that religious liberty will begin an expansion. We need to recover ground.
A generation ago, Billy Graham was revered by almost everyone in American society. Although not everybody was an evangelical Christian, they honored him for what he had done. A new generation now sees life without Christianity. And they want all vestiges of A new generation now sees life without Christianity. And they want all vestiges of biblical Christianity to be erased. See the comments that many of them made about Billy Graham. The tremendous mind shift that is taking place in our culture concerning morality is continuing.
This is a great story about how a Christian stuck with her beliefs and won, all while trying to be reasonable in my the process.
Anyone who has lived their lives publicly as a Christian has found some form of discrimination. It’s traditionally called persecution. Sometimes its mild. Sometimes it’s strong. Jesus told us to expect it.
But we live in a country where persecution for our religious beliefs is actually unconstitutional. It’s important for us to speak out against this now before we lose the right. It is becoming all too pervasive in our society right now.
Unfortunately, we see this kind of thing all the time. There are lawyers and activists who are always looking for court cases to force an issue. This appears to be one of them. I’m not sure if this is trying to push a point on immigration or abortion, but the perpetrators certainly the unborn baby. They also didn’t care about the woman’s choice..
What I find interesting here is that Oprah Winfrey says that she listens to God. I’m not disputing her faith, but I find it interesting that it is okay when a liberal says they listen to God. Yet if a conservative says they listen to God, then they must have a mental illness. Double standard.
It’s really important that non Christians try to understand Christians if they’re going to tell us what is or is not proper about our religion.