Up coming Congressional Bills:
House bill H.R. 1592 and Senate bill S. 1105
….[that ] would make negative statements concerning homosexuality, such as calling the practice of homosexuality a sin from the pulpit, a “hate crime” punishable by law. This proposed law would make it a crime to preach on Romans Chapter 1 or I Corinthians Chapter 6. Or even to discuss them in a Sunday School class. (Source: Abiding)
Take a moment to think about this… if you share this aspect of the gospel you could go to jail.
You tolerated losing prayer in schools. You tolerated abortion. When will you take a stand?
Do you realize that if you tolerate this, it won’t be long (maybe a few years) before a minority group sends a bill up that says you can’t say that Jesus is God and any other religion is not following God?
I’m not kidding. Over here in Australia we recently defeated such a court action. This blogger covers the case. He summarizes…
I’m a big fan of freedom of speech, even freedom of outrageous and unreasonable speech, ‘I’ll disagree with what you say but not your right to say it’ and all that. It’s a fundamental principle of a liberal democracy and should only have a bare minimum of restrictions. Obviously there are legitimate restrictions, principally for defamation and ‘hate speech’.
These laws go far beyond traditional concepts of hate speech. For one, they prohibit the inspiring of such non-hating emotions such as “serious contempt, revulsion or severe ridicule” which is on the face of it unconscionably broad.
the case was eventually thrown out by the supreme court and may have to be retried. Christians sat in the courtroom praying and even speaking in tongues throughout. The media had a field day. But it was thrown out – and that is what matters.
But now the evil intention of suppressing a Christian’s right to FREE SPEACH is rearing it’s head in the US. Don’t underestimate what you are facing.
Do you realize that if you don’t take action you will be ensnared by your own compromises? In a few years you may go to jail for proclaiming God’s Name. Bush said he will take a stand.
Don’t tolerate compromise. I am confident that God is willing to hand us over to these things. He handed the Israelites over to the evil things that they tolerated. He will do it to us.
It is up to us to say NO to the enemy and YES to God’s law and His ways. If you do not take a stand, you WILL be ensnared by your compromise.