16 April, 2010

The Supreme Court...

"On April 19th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide whether groups like The Navigators, InterVarsity, Campus Crusade and others can be removed from college campuses because they require their officers and voting members to share their core religious commitments. According to some universities these core religious beliefs violate their affirmative action policy.

Seventeen organizations and 13 state attorney generals are working together on this case. Pray for the justices to rule on the side of religious freedom. For more information on how to pray, go to http://www.intervarsity.org/news/campus-faith-freedom-alert. This case has far reaching implications for religious freedom in all areas..."
Please pray... This is a HUGE decision that could change a lot of what we take for granted - it's a step one that could have far reaching implications either way. I think that religious freedom for Christians is going to become more and more limited. I wish I could articulate it, but times are changing. The U.S. is not a Christian nation and we cannot be passive and just assume that because Christians have always had religious freedom that that won't change. That is ignorant. We have to stay on top of what is happening.

This is not a political party thing - but a shift in culture. Yet, who we elect into office matters. Whoever Obama choose to fill the open Justice position this summer matters. Faith and politics are becoming blended because politics could affect my faith more than it does already in determining who I vote for based on stances on issues I care about. Politics could start limiting my faith - and if you think I am being over dramatic, look at the quote above.

Why can any other group based around religion limit leadership based on faith except Christians? Why can every other religion have a temple, mosque, etc. on a secular college campus but Christians have to meet in dorm rooms or the student union and cannot have a church? Why? Ask and answer that honestly.

This matters - please pray.