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Religious freedom or tyranny? Remember, since the Pilgrims came to our shores religious freedom has been the most important principle of American life. It is the first freedom in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Religious freedom or tyranny? Remember, since the Pilgrims came to our shores religious freedom has been the most important principle of American life. Click To Tweet
Currently, there are several landmark court cases against Christian business owners. They deal with the right of an artist to decide what kind of art they will create, what it will say and how they will say it. The court will determine whether people of faith can be FORCED to participate in an expressive event & create something that is the centerpiece of that event. Some of these businesses include website designers, cake makers, photographers and more. Some are even facing JAIL TIME because they won’t create art that is inconsistent with their faith!!
This is chilling! This is America? A football coach in Seattle was FIRED because he knelt on one knee after each game to silently give thanks & glory to God. He was at the 50 yard line each time. No one knew what he was doing until some players asked him. When he told them he was praying, the players asked him if they could also. This continued for 7 years. But lawyers intervened when they heard of this and had him fired. Why? Because the coach was wearing the school shirt when he was praying. The 9th circuit court said it meant the government was forcing prayer on everybody who could see it. The court opinion said “that a coach is never allowed to pray IF ANYONE CAN SEE THEM…not a student or spectator….that would be a violation of the Constitution”……..THEY SAY!!
Listener, some of the above mentioned cases are headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in early December of this year. If this vote goes against these Christian business owners, WE WILL HAVE RELIGIOUS TYRANNY. Think of that. Government controlling your thoughts, your conscience, your speech BECAUSE THEY DON’T LIKE IT!!!
These Christian business people and coach had to decide to take a BOLD stand to move forward and pursue the injustice. Intimidation is a huge factor that those who oppose religious expression are using.
Kristen Waggoner, Attorney & Senior VP with Alliance Defending Freedom says “….Even if we don’t care about religion, even if maybe we support same sex marriage, civil liberties travel together. And if we care about other freedoms, we will protect the right of all people to live consistent with their conscience.”
Know this: Congress opens in prayer every day! Church, it’s approaching the midnight hour! Take a bold stand now. Pray. Then some pray more. And more. First Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “pray without ceasing.” Let us not be the generation that does nothing and allow this evil to penetrate.
Second Thessalonians 3:2 & 5 says “we pray that we may be delivered from wicked & evil men, for not everyone has faith……May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.”
Won’t you join us this Sunday and be liberated in God’s Holy Word?