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We Need Christians to Get Involved!

I don’t know if you have seen recent efforts by the federal government to force government contractors, including Christian entities, to be “tolerant” in their hiring practices. http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/july-web-only/obama-executive-orders-sexual-orientation-discrimination.html

President Obama recently signed an executive order prohibiting government contractors from discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, and so far has rejected pleas from religious leaders across the political spectrum to include a religious exemption.

This means that groups like Catholic Charities and other charitable organizations that receive government grants will be forced to hire people who are gay, lesbian, transgender, etc. if they want to continue receiving those grants.

A likely future step would be all tax-exempt groups (including but not limited to churches) must meet similar demands. Hire a lesbian, a “transgender” person, someone who is “tolerant” about “a woman’s right to choose” and/or “marriage equality,” or lose your tax-exempt status.

If/when it comes to that, many churches will simply give up their tax-exempt status, but the battle lines will be redrawn and the fight will continue.

This is a huge deal and will happen if we don’t get active and fight for our religious liberty. It will be much easier to defend the rights we currently have than it will be to try and get them back after they’re lost.

We need Christian involvement to defend our religious liberty, as well as to fight efforts like the Houston bathroom ordinance, and the obvious need for Christian involvement in discussions and decisions on abortion, marriage, etc.

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September 4, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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