| America is in a perilous spiritual battle right now. Christians of past generations have been apathetic and over time have gradually ceded our liberties over to atheists, liberals and homosexuals. One such example is the 1962 Supreme Court ruling removing prayer from public schools. Not one pastor, church or Christian organization filed an amicus brief supporting prayer and opposing the removal of prayer, not one. Since then way too many other liberties have been ceded. Christians simply haven't shown up to the fight. There is not one facet of society where Christ didn't call us to be "salt and light".|
With the recent ruling by Federal Judge Vaughn Walker, striking down Proposition 8 in California, religious liberty is in jeopardy. One judge imposed his opinion on seven million voters and declared he knows better than 52 percent of the popular vote. If this ruling stands and becomes a precedent, pastors and churches that hold dear the word of God are in trouble. If a pastor refuses to marry a same sex couple, that pastor could be fined or receive jail time under the newly passed hate crimes law. This law was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last year. This law was discretely inserted as an amendment into last year's defense authorization bill. This defense authorization bill was a "must pass vehicle" that had to pass in order to fund the military.
The question must be asked, are Christians going to show up to the fight? You may ask, what can we do? First, prayer is absolutely essential. Second, if you haven't registered to vote, you are strongly encouraged to register and vote in every primary and run-off election leading up to the November 2nd mid-term election. You need to research the platform and background of every candidate and vote for the candidate whose views most closely resemble a biblical world view. If time allows, get involved in supporting the election campaigns of those candidates whose platform closely resembles a biblical world view. Regularly write or call your elected officials and tell them your views on issues. SERVE THEM NOTICE they had better change course if they support viewpoints contrary to the Bible. Elected officials work for US! We need elected officials in Washington D.C. that will vote against a federal judiciary nominee such as a Vaughn Walker or Elena Kagan. Another technique to see where a candidate stands on issues is their past voting records. If they're an incumbent and you're unsure whether to support them or not, research their voting record.
If you're a parent or grandparent the most important reason you should be actively involved in who our elected officials are and know what they believe is for your children's future. We are leaving our children an America drowning in debt and perversion. We're leaving our children an America facing imminent military threats from Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and China. We are leaving our children an America that is hemorrhaging jobs rapidly overseas. We are leaving our children an America that has a corrupt, activist judiciary that declares rampant pornography a form of expression protected by the First Amendment. Please, if you love your children or grandchildren, and America too, you must get involved in shaping the political landscape.