Thursday, August 25, 2011

War Against Biblical Beliefs Escalates

UPDATE from yesterday's blog: Teacher Jerry Buell has been exonerated and reinstated into the classroom.
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Military to chaplain: "Chaplain, if you can't get in line with this policy, resign your commission."

But what was the question?

The policy, of course, was regarding the repeal of "Don't ask, Don't Tell".

The question asked by the chaplain in a recent military briefing session was: "Will those of us who hold biblical orthodox views concerning homosexuality be protected in this new environment to speak about those views?"

The response: "Chaplain, if you can't get in line with this policy, resign your commission."

"Get in line" would be the operative word.

Fortunately, there is now an organized effort by a number of faith based organizations, retired chaplains and the Alliance Defense Fund to see that chaplains who hold biblical beliefs are not harmed or become victims in this escalating war against people who hold those biblical beliefs.

This war has also been extended into the marketplace. The latest battle has to do with major corporations and retailers and their participation in "unacceptable" charity.

Netflix, Walgreens and Petco are among those that have been targeted by homosexual activists to withdraw their participation in "Charity Give Back Group" ---a charity group with a mission and partner network that includes 170,000 charities---consisting of religious, non-religious, educational and other various non-profits.

The online service helps users support their favorite charities by shopping on the web, with a portion on the profit going to the charity.

Faith and Freedom is not a part of this program.

Homosexual activists are now pressuring participating businesses to pull out. Why? Because some of the 170,000 charities hold unacceptable biblical beliefs.

Specifically, a belief in the biblical model of marriage---one man, one woman.

As a result of pressure, some businesses are caving and withdrawing, including those mentioned above.

"Retailer, if you can't get in line, ....." All, while those organizations who believe in natural, biblical marriage are discriminated against because of their Christian beliefs.

The moral foundations are crumbling. Will we heed the call? Or will we simply chalk it up to postmodernism and the inevitable?

I can tell you that for me and my house, we will continue to publicly stand for biblical teaching, regardless the cost.

Thanks for standing with us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Strong. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.

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4 comments:

  1. We've been through this before - a military chaplain is not there to preach their faith, they're there to cater to the spiritual needs of the service members, period. Doesn't matter if the person they are ministering to is Christian, Christianist, Muslim, Wiccan, Satanists, Atheists or whatever - its their job to do whatever they can for them. If they can find someone else better qualified to deal with their needs they are free to pass them off to them, but if there is no one else then they just have to buck up and help them regardless of their own religious views.

    If someone can't do that then they need a different career.

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  2. Members the military are required to comply with military regulations - shock!!

    As for the boycotts of businesses, cry me a river. Fundamentalist groups like AFA and FRC have been boycotting companies for supporting pro-gay charities for years. Sauce for the goose, love.

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  3. Really, Gary, you want a military where policy can be openly questioned and challenged by people in leadership roles?

    In general, it's time to end religious exceptions to law and policy. It's crazy to say that as a society we establish certain rules unless the man in the sky tells you differently.

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  4. Very good write up. Anyone who has actually been in the military knows it is ok to ask questions. The response to the question was entirely inappropriate.

    As for retailers pulling out of a large charitable coalition over the protests of a select few, week that's just bad for business, they are foolish to do so. Those charity sales are now lost to them.

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