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1 Corinthians 7:17-23 | Use Your Freedom | Independent Baptist This video is a sermon preached from 1 Corinthians 7:17-23. The topic of the message is spiritual liberty. The premise is that we must use the freedom God has ...
Romans 8:1-2 | Glorious Liberty | Independent Baptist This message from Romans 8:1-2 deals with the freedom that belongs to the Christian. For more resources visit http://www.puyallupbaptistchurch.com.
Murmuration (Official Video) by Sophie Windsor Clive & Liberty Smith

 

Murmuration - it is something amazing to see.
 
No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, tens of thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland.
 
The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called murmurations,
 
having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter's frigid bite.
 
Scientists aren't sure how they do it, either.
 
The starlings' murmurations are manifestations of swarm intelligence, which in different contexts is practiced by schools of fish, swarms of bees and colonies of ants.
 
As far as I am aware, even complex algorithmic models haven't yet explained the starlings' aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds' quicksilver reaction time of fewer than 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions and predators in the giant flock.
 
Two young women were out for a late afternoon canoe ride and fortunately one of them remembered to bring her video camera. What they saw was a wonderful murmuration display, caught in this too-short video.
BR Lakin - Two White Horses (Part 1 of 3) BR Lakin - Two White Horses from the Liberty Channel "Pulpit Classic" Series.
BR Lakin - Two White Horses (Part 2 of 3) BR Lakin - Two White Horses from the Liberty Channel "Pulpit Classic" Series.
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Dear Friends,I recently came across a beautiful true-life story about a man who has saved hundreds of lives from suicide. Nicknamed the “Angel of The Gap,” Don Ritchie was a former Navy seaman in Australia who moved into a seaside house with his wife in 1964 that was situated just 50 yards away from a cliff overlooking the ocean in Watsons Bay, a suburb of Sydney known as The Gap. Through his living room window, he would often spot lost souls who were obviously there for no other reason than to attempt a jump that would end their lives. As soon as he spotted someone who was acting suspiciously, Don would immediately walk outside and calmly approach them, asking “Is there something I could do to help you?” He would invite them to his house for tea, and more often than not, they would accept his invitation.In the 45 years that Don lived in Watsons Bay, he was credited with saving at least 160 lives by government officials, but his family has said that the actual number is probably closer to 500. A year before his death in 2012 at 86, he said this in an interview: “I’m 85, and even at my age, it has broadened my horizons with all the wonderful people I have met. It’s important for troubled people to know that there are complete strangers out there like myself who are willing and able to help them get through that dark time and come out on the other side.”This inspiring story is an important reminder for us Christians to always be ready to give an account for the hope that is in us (1 Peter 3:15), especially when we encounter someone who is clearly in need of help, whether it be a friend or a perfect stranger. As the “Angel of The Gap” demonstrated, we must never be afraid to reach out. God most often shares Himself through the witness of His instruments (us), and in so doing, He not only changes those that we touch, but changes us as well.Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesReligious Freedom and National Security – Travis WeberSummary of Trump Administration Policy on Transgender Military Service – Peter SpriggWhat Mike Pompeo understands about religion and national security – Travis WeberMike Pompeo, religious freedom and a safer world -- how are these three things connected? – Tony PerkinsStudents Partake in National Walkout for the Unborn – Patrina MosleyDems in a panic as a major Planned Parenthood funding source is at risk – Kelly MarcumMike Pompeo Has the Correct Perspective on Human Rights – Travis WeberCardi B Chooses Life – Patrina MosleyFRC Resources to Combat the Extreme Sex Ed Agenda in SchoolsFor the Sake of Our Security at Home, We Must Focus on Religious Freedom Abroad – Travis Weber Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareSen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs – Ken Klukowski, BreitbartFreedom of Speech Is the Antidote to Division – Buzz Brockway, The Daily SignalEx-NFL Cheerleader Says She Faced Discrimination for Christian Faith – ToddStarnes.comInternational Religious FreedomChina Bans Online Bible Sales as It Tightens Religious Controls – Ian Johnson, The New York TimesPastor Andrew Brunson trial begins with US religious freedom envoy Sam Brownback in court – Harry Farley, Christian TodayWhy the US Must Befriend Hungary’s Populist Leader – Mike Gonzalez, The Daily SignalAn Iranian Refugee’s Terrible Journey to God – Annahita Parsan, Christianity TodayVietnamese court jails Catholic activist for subversion – CruxChina Campaign Against Church Crosses Intensifies, Conditions 'Deteriorating' as Christians Cry Out – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostJailed Chinese Pastor’s US Family Seeks Mercy – CBN NewsMilitary Religious FreedomAdvocacy Group Wants Bible Removed from POW/MIA Display – Matthew Burke, Military.com LifeAbortionMissouri House passes 20-week abortion ban – Morgan Gstalter, The Hill350 Student Groups Will Join Pro-Life Walkout to Protest Abortion – Katie Yoder, LifeNewsTennessee moves to defund Planned Parenthood, cut all state funding – Cassy Fiano, Live ActionApplying Lincoln’s Logic to the Abortion Debate – Aaron Brake, The StreamInterview with David Quinn on Ireland’s Upcoming Abortion Referendum – Susan Yoshihara, C-FamThe Future of the Pro-Life Movement Is in Africa – Stefano Gennarini, Public DiscourseGrateful women leave pregnancy resource centers positive reviews online – Sarah Terzo, Live ActionAdoptionAdoption and The Firing of Kevin Williamson – Dale M. Coulter, First ThingsTwo Indiana moms just chose life, thanks to safe haven baby boxes – Live ActionBioethicsVigils continue for Alfie Evans despite hospital complaint – Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSiteNewsSurrogacy: No Laughing Matter – Jennifer Lahl, Public DiscourseThe Physician-Assisted Suicide Movement Is Gaining Ground in Two Major Ways – Gerard T. Mundy, Public Discourse FamilyMarriagePlease Don’t Hide Your Happy Marriage – Alysse ElHage, Family StudiesGet Thee a Flawed Wife – Lore Ferguson Wilbert, Christianity Today‘We Love Each Other So Much, We’re Getting Divorced’ – Jennifer Hartline, The StreamThe Effects of Marriage Begin Before Marriage – Scott Stanley, Family StudiesThe Social Assistance of Marriage – ConviviumEconomics/EducationBetsy DeVos Says Federal Government Has Failed to Improve Education – Rob Bluey, The Daily SignalFaith/Character/CultureWatch Your Words – Justin Coulson, Family StudiesHow the church can respond to a post-Christian culture – Matt Chandler, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionJordan Peterson on Adam and Eve – Christopher Kaczor, Public Discourse7 Things All Great Friends Do – Jasmine McCain, RelevantChildren Need a Crisis of Faith – Jon Bloom, Desiring GodMorrissey’s Defense Of Free Speech Underlines What Both Right And Left Get Wrong – David Marcus, The FederalistThe share of American young adults living with their parents is the highest in 75 years – QuartzThe Beauty of Submission – Amy K. Hall, The StreamHuman SexualityGender Dysphoria and Children: An Endocrinologist's Evaluation of I am Jazz – Michael K. Laidlaw, Public DiscourseAlaskans reject transgender 'bathroom bill' – Emily Shugerman, IndependentParent Kicked Out Of Sex Ed Class Because Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Want Them To Know What They’re Teaching – Grace Carr, The Daily CallerHow To Respond With Reason And Compassion To Transgender Bullies – Nathanael Blake, The FederalistCan Sex Be Casual? Searching for Connection on Campus – Brittany Basile, Public DiscourseWhy We Must Stop the Gov't From Outlawing the Ex-Gay Movement – The Christian PostThe Sex Education We Need – Abigail Rine Favale, First ThingsHuman TraffickingDOJ Seizes Backpage.com Weeks After Congress Passes Sex Trafficking Law – Larry Magid, Forbes5 Facts about the ‘Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act’ – Joe Carter, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionGood News for Christians Battling US Sex Trafficking – Christianity TodayVictory: Amazon Halts Sale of Child Sex Dolls – Dawn Hawkins, National Center on Sexual ExploitationPornographyDigital Fingerprints: How Your Porn May Be Tracking And Watching You – Fight the New Drug
Dear Friends,When I was attending mass a number of years ago, the priest said something that I’ll never forget. He thanked God for giving us “the consolation of the truth.”Since then, I have thought often about how knowing the Truth and believing in it has indeed been a tremendous consolation to me. I’m the kind of person who inclines toward a more melancholic view of the world, and I find that I have a tendency to easily get discouraged about life. This is why I am especially grateful for my faith. When I find myself getting a little down, I know exactly what I need to do: to turn to the Lord, thank him for all he has done for me, and ask for his help. This simple act gives me tremendous peace of mind—I know that I’m not the one in control of anything. God alone holds all of our lives in the palm of his hand.Knowing the peace that my faith has brought to my life, it’s greatly saddening to know that there are so many in our culture who don’t have any belief in the eternal to fall back on, which according to Pew, is now at roughly 23 percent of the country. Even though there are so many who are not believers, one thing I do know is that we all long for the eternal. In the words of Bishop Barron: “No matter how much we know, we want to know more; No matter how much we love, we want greater love; No matter how much beauty we attain, we sense that there is a perfect beauty that we haven’t seen.”In this Easter season of the Lord’s defeat of death, let us proclaim what we know to be true: that the longing we all have for our lives to be perfect is not mere silly sentimentality. This longing was built into us by our Creator—it reflects the fact that we are longing for unification with he who is Perfect. It is only in surrendering our lives to this Perfect Truth that we find true happiness and true consolation.Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesBolton could be the first national security chief to prioritize religious freedom – Ken Blackwell and Frank WolfCitizenship Matters – Ken BlackwellSupreme Court should spare pro-lifers from compelled pro-abortion speech – Cathy Ruse and Patrina MosleyDems refuse to recognize Trump's first-rate federal court picks – Ken BlackwellAs Science Advances, the Pro-Life Movement Grows – Patrina MosleyBen Shapiro: America Must Have a Shared Duty to God to Survive – Dan HartDrug Addicts Need Treatment and Tough Love, Not Facilitation of Their Habit – David KraydenHow to Find Healing When Your Spouse is an Addict – Caleb AndersonAttacks on Counseling Threaten Pastors and Churches – Travis WeberDoes Down Syndrome Keep the “Good Life” Out of Reach? – Patrina MosleyOf Guns and Prodigal Fathers – Peter Sprigg Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareUniversity Reverses Ban on Conservative Student Who Said There Are Only 2 Genders – Samuel Smith, The Christian PostArchdiocese appeal over Christmas ads on Metrobuses back in federal court – Chantalle Edmunds, WTOPGoogle defeats lawsuit claiming YouTube censors conservatives – Jonathan Stempel, ReutersGoogle snubbed Easter with no doodle for 18th year in a row, Christians say – Frank Miles, Fox NewsInternational Religious Freedom'Jesus is Building His Church' Inside Iran, Millions Watching Christian Satellite TV – George Thomas, CBNNigerian Christians call for abducted schoolgirl’s freedom – Onize Ohikere, WORLDAmerica shouldn't send endangered religious minority refugees back to Iran – Nina Shea, Fox NewsAfter the fall: the church in Vietnam – June Cheng, WORLDAmbassador Brownback: World faces a 'critical moment' for religious minorities – Courtney Grogan, CNACourt: Pakistani Christians Must Reveal Religion to Vote or Apply for Jobs – Christianity TodayYoung Mom Clings to Christ as Tolerance Shifts in India – Brian Orme, The Gospel CoalitionXi Jinping’s Village – Dan Hitchens, First ThingsReligious Totalitarianism, Secular Totalitarianism, and Other Threats to International Religious Freedom – Daniel Mark, Public DiscourseChina makes ‘major change’ in religious freedom oversight – Mindy Belz, WORLDMilitary Religious FreedomExonerated! Air Force Restores Career of Colonel Punished for Religious Beliefs – ToddStarnes.comAir Force veteran sues after being pulled from ceremony mid-speech – Cristina Corbin and Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News LifeAbortionAn Open Letter to Pro-Life Sidewalk Witnesses – Constance J. Thatcher, First ThingsMississippi enacts strongest pro-life law in the country – Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNewsFamily welcomes sextuplets after refusing selective reduction abortion – Nancy Flanders, Live ActionForcing Pro-Life Pregnancy Care Centers to Advertise for Abortion is Unjust and Unconstitutional – Andrew T. Walker, Public DiscourseVideo: How can parents instill a pro-life ethic in their children? – Rachel Metzger, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionPlanned Parenthood showed this photo in court…and promptly lost lawsuit against pro-life group – Jay Hobbs, LifeSiteNewsWashington Gov. signs law forcing insurers to cover abortion, contraception – Calvin Freiburger, LifeSiteNewsPlanned Parenthood: Force Christian Doctors and Nurses to Perform Abortions – Micaiah Bilger, LifeNewsObama HHS Abortion Mandate Suffers Massive Defeat, Can’t Force Catholic Employers to Fund Abortions – Steven Ertelt, LifeNewsAdoptionThe beauty of open adoption: Birth mother wipes tears of son’s adoptive mother – Nancy Flanders, Live ActionBucking Trump Deregulation Agenda, State Department Chokes International Adoption – Jayme Metzgar, The FederalistCatholic Social Services Refuses to Change LGBT Adoption Policy After Philadelphia Halts Program – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostFamily Finds, Adopts Abandoned Baby Just Three Weeks After International Move – Kara Bettis, FaithwireIn the War Against Faith-Based Adoption Agencies, Children Lose – Autumn Leva, The Daily SignalBioethicsReport reveals Oregon assisted suicide law crafted with deadly loophole – Anna Reynolds, Live ActionEuthanasia Aloha: Death Laws Come to Hawaii – John Zmirak, The StreamObamacareAbortion Over ObamaCare – Wall Street Journal FamilyEconomics/EducationAmerica’s Quiet Carnage – Nathan Nielson, First ThingsA Tragic Abandonment of Identity: The Secularization of America's Religious Colleges and Universities – Arthur Goldberg, Public DiscourseMarriage7 Things the Easter Story Teaches Us About Marriage – Lisa Lakey, Family Life6 Tools for Healthy Communication in Marriage – Mike Bechtle, Focus on the FamilyResilient Commitment: Overcoming the Intergenerational Effects of Parental Divorce – D. Scott Sibley, Family StudiesDoes Faith Reduce Divorce Risk? – Glenn Stanton, Public DiscourseWhy you need to hug your kids … even when they try to squirm away – Calah Alexander, AleteiaFor Black Boys, Family Structure Still Matters – W. Bradford Wilcox, Family StudiesNo Ring, No Baby: How Marriage Trends Impact Fertility – Lyman Stone, Family StudiesA Good Marriage May Help Keep You Thin, Study Says – Jamie Ducharme, TimeFaith/Character/CultureWe are failures, mired in mediocrity. Then comes Easter – Tom Hoopes, AleteiaWhat’s Happening to Men is Alarming for Everyone – Jennifer Hartline, The StreamReports Of Christianity’s Death In Europe Have Been Greatly Exaggerated – John D. Martin, The FederalistIt All Comes Back to God – Alan Shlemon, The StreamThe Deficits of the iPhone Generation – Christopher O. Tollefsen, Public DiscourseThe Left’s Doomed Crusade to Erase Gender Differences – Ben Shapiro, National ReviewHuman SexualityShould Those Seeking Freedom From Unwanted Sexual Attractions Be Denied Therapy? – Judy Roberts, National Catholic RegisterParents Barred From Questioning 'Gender Identity' Changes at Virginia School District Meeting – Samuel Smith, The Christian PostWalmart removes Cosmopolitan magazine from checkout aisles – Fox BusinessHuman TraffickingPower of FOSTA-SESTA Felt within 48 Hours of Senate Passage: Websites Move Swiftly to Shutter Prostitution Ads – Lisa L. Thompson, National Center on Sexual ExploitationThe Fight to Stop Child Sex Trafficking Far From Over – Jeff Brodsky, The Christian PostPornographyFortify: The New Online Platform That’s Changing Recovery – Fight the New DrugResources to Help You Fight Pornography Addiction – Doug Burford, Focus on the FamilyThere is Nothing ‘Adult’ About Pornography – Rob Schwarzwalder, The Stream
Dear Friends,A man who lives alone and completely off the grid in the British Columbian woods is the subject of a short documentary I happened upon recently. Dag Aabye is 76 years old and spends his days clearing and building trails to run on so that he can train for 80-mile ultramarathon races. “I’m perfectly imperfect,” he says. “If you’re perfectly imperfect, you always have to work on yourself … tomorrow, I want to be a better person than today.” These are sage words for us all. But then Aabye says something interesting: “And if you work on yourself, you don’t have time to talk about other people or worry about other people … I don’t try to understand people. They do their thing, and I leave them alone. The only person you want to understand, really, is yourself.”In our modern lives that seem built around being “plugged in” —to the internet, our phones, TV, etc. —it can sometimes be tempting to make a radical break from “the rat race” and “break free” so that we can live a life like Aabye’s, one of complete separation from worldly concerns so that we can constantly search for ultimate meaning in which we only have ourselves to worry about. There are indeed important lessons to be learned from a life like Aabye’s—instead of gossiping about others, improve yourself; instead of wasting time surfing Facebook or cable TV, live with purpose and creativity to accomplish meaningful goals.But underneath the surface of words like “I don’t try to understand people” and “They do their thing, and I leave them alone” is a sense of loss. In a way, it’s an admission of defeat, of not attempting the difficult task of empathy and sacrifice for our fellow man. Ultimately, it’s an indirect dismissal of the greatest act of love we can ever perform in life: to lay down our lives for another (John 15:13). As tempting as it is to think of a life like Dag Aabye’s as one of ultimate “freedom,” Christ showed us that true freedom lies in self-sacrifice for the other. As Nathanael Blake has written recently, even something as seemingly ordinary as a man and a woman staying true to their marriage vows “is an act of defiance against all of the difficulties of life, from the catastrophic to the mundane. In marriage, men and women promise themselves to one another, and tell fate to go to hell. The traditional promises that solemnize a marriage are some of the greatest assertions of human agency, and therefore of human dignity, possible. Our freedom is not realized in the possibility that we might do anything, but in doing what we have said we will do.”Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesWhat an Idaho Federal Judge Should Have Said About Transgender Birth Certificates – Peter SpriggSixth Circuit Shows Why SOGIs Are a Threat to Religious Freedom – Travis WeberWomen Speak: A Panel Discussion on Real Issues that Women Face TodayShe Persisted: Star Parker’s Mission to End AbortionGentle Strength: Why I’m Not a Feminist – Cassidy RichRemarks by Tony Perkins at the 2018 NRB Convention Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareChristian Bakers Appeal Fine for Refusing to Make Cake for Same-Sex Wedding – Anugrah Kumar, The Christian PostFourth Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing in Bladensburg Veterans Memorial Case – First LibertyReport: Southern Poverty Law Center ignores anti-Semitic hate crimes on campus – Caleb Parke, Fox NewsCondo Bans Senior Citizen’s Bible Study, Christian Music – ToddStarnes.comChristian group sues Michigan university after it is kicked off campus – Caleb Parke, Fox NewsSchool District Bans Baptist Chaplain From Praying with Football Team – ToddStarnes.comCollege student kicked out of class for telling professor there are only two genders – Rick Lessard, Fox6161% of College Students Says Campus Climate Deters Conservative Speech – Tom Ciccotta, BreitbartPa. County Continues Fight Against Atheists' Lawsuit Demanding Cross Be Removed From Seal – Michael Gryboski, The Christian PostInternational Religious FreedomMike Pompeo's Nomination is 'Very Positive for the Cause of International Religious Freedom' – George Thomas, CBN NewsRemains of 40 Iraqi Christians With Their Crosses Found in Mass Grave – Anugrah Kumar, The Christian PostChristian Parents Praying for Son on Death Row in Pakistan for 'Blasphemy' – Stoyan Zaimov, The Christian PostMilitary Religious FreedomShould a 'secular humanist' serve as Navy chaplain? Absolutely not – Sen. Roger Wicker, Fox News LifeAbortionDiscriminating against people like my son, with Down syndrome, must end – Cassy Fiano, Live ActionAbortion Clinics Have Lost 3 Million Customers to This Pro-Life Helpline – Jay Hobbs, LifeNewsTo Call Abortion ‘Health Care’ Defies Logic – Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, National Catholic RegisterA Miracle Story: Baby Saved After Mother Had Already Started Abortion – Hank Berrien, The Daily WireAbortion worker pressured by other workers to abort her wanted baby – Sarah Terzo, Live ActionMichigan pro-lifers now saving babies from within a former Planned Parenthood – Katie Franklin, LifeSiteNewsKentucky House OKs bill to ban abortion procedure after 11 weeks – Bruce Schreiner, Associated PressHuman Rights Groups Thank U.S. for Rolling Back Abortion in Impending Report – Austin Ruse, C-FamWhy Is the Abortion Industry Run by Women? – Rebekah Merkle, Desiring GodAdoptionVideo: Family Adopts an Abandoned Newborn Baby – Sarah Zagorski, LifeNewsA 'perfect' ending for four Kansas siblings seeking adoption brings judge to tears – Rick Montgomery, Chicago TribuneBioethicsThe real Down syndrome problem: Accepting genocide – George F. Will, The Washington PostEuthanasia is Now Being Performed ... on Prisoners – Michael Cook, Intellectual TakeoutAppeals court: Hospital can yank baby Alfie Evans’ life support against parents’ wishes – Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNewsVSED: A New Form of Assisted Suicide – Richard Becker, CrisisNetherlands Euthanized 252 Mentally Ill People in 2017 – Alex Schadenberg, LifeNewsBasic Bioethics: What Christians should know about abortifacients – Joe Carter, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission FamilyEconomics/EducationTax Cuts Already Have America’s Small Businesses Moving Again – Chris Stansbury, The Daily SignalSaving men in the heartland: The case for place-based employment policies – The Brookings InstitutionMarriageThe Romance of Ordinary Marriage – Nathanael Blake, Public DiscourseDon’t Miss the Joy of Family Life – Justin Coulson, Family Studies7 Questions Every Husband Should Be Asking Himself – Christopher Greco, RelevantGod, Why Won’t You Fulfill Our Desire for Children? – Michael McAfee, The Gospel CoalitionHow to Increase Participation in Marriage and Relationship Education – Stephen F. Duncan, Family StudiesFaith/Character/Culture3 Things A Father Must Teach His Son So That His Son Doesn't End Up Dead Or In Prison – Matt Walsh, The Daily WireYou Must Fight Hard for Peace – Jon Bloom, Desiring GodWhat Your Kids Need from You – J. D. Greear, The Gospel CoalitionWhat Jordan Peterson Has to Say About Motherhood Might Surprise You – Ashley McGuire, Family Studies9 ways to establish sexual norms for your children before the world does – J.D. Thorne, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionThe Lost Art of Intentionality – Tod Worner, Word On FireThe Christian’s Hammer – Rob Schwarzwalder, The StreamHuman SexualityGuttmacher Report Misleads on Abstinence-Only Education – Michael J. New, National ReviewSex Change: Physically Impossible, Psychosocially Unhelpful, and Philosophically Misguided – Ryan T. Anderson, Public DiscourseBisexual Confessions, Ex-Gay Testimonies Receive Scorn – Dan Delzell, The Christian PostWhy He Doesn’t Call Himself Gay – Rachel Gilson, The Gospel CoalitionHistoric Stand? Kansas GOP Affirms 'God's Design for Gender' – Heather Sells, CBN NewsNew Resource Lovingly Presents the Truth About Homosexuality – Kathy Schiffer, National Catholic RegisterHuman TraffickingSurvivors of Human Trafficking, in Their Own Words – Rebecca J. Rosen, The AtlanticThe House acts to fight against sex trafficking – Josh Wester, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionDoes #MeToo Have the Power to Bring Down Corporatized Sex Trafficking? – Lisa L. Thompson, National Center On Sexual ExploitationPornographyWhat to do when you can’t “unsee” pornography – Kathleen N. Hattrup, AleteiaRestricting Online Porn Is Focus of Rhode Island Bill – National Catholic Register10 Things To Avoid Saying To Someone Struggling To Give Up Porn – Fight the New Drug
Dear Friends,FRC recently published a pivotal brochure, “How to Respond to the LGBT Movement” by Peter Sprigg. In this timely publication, Peter lays out the empirical evidence that refutes seven common claims made by homosexual activists and eight common claims made by transgender activists. As he notes, the claims that LGBT activists make have become a paradigm of assumptions that declare “that for someone to believe that heterosexuality is preferable to homosexuality is equivalent to believing that one race is superior to another, and therefore represents a form of bigotry and even ‘hate’ toward individuals who identify as homosexual.”The problem with making this claim is that it is based on the assumption that sexual orientation is in fact “inborn.” As this brochure makes clear, this assumption is empirically false based on observable human behavior and scientific evidence. Therefore, it is fundamentally dishonest and counterproductive to label social conservatives as “bigots” based on this assumption because social conservatives do not accept the faulty premises of this argument.Perhaps the most important idea that this publication conveys is this: in the cultural battles that continue to be fought around LGBT issues, social conservatives “ha[ve] consistently said that they love their neighbor; and ha[ve] consistently pursued policies which they sincerely believe will preserve the life and health and improve the well-being of those involved.”The brochure concludes with this stirring thought: “If anything should be clear from the information shared here, it is that there are legitimate grounds for debate on the origin, nature, and consequences of both homosexuality and gender dysphoria. Let all people of goodwill—regardless of their politics, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity—agree that the debate should continue, with a respect for honest research and for the freedom of thought, speech, and religion.”Thank you for your prayers and for your continued support of FRC and the family.Sincerely,Dan Hart Managing Editor for Publications Family Research Council FRC ArticlesBilly Graham — faithful to the end and still leading us behind him – Tony PerkinsBilly Graham’s Legacy — Faith Looming Large in Public Life – Travis WeberDespite Leftist Outcry, Americans Don’t Want Federally Funded Pornographic Sex Ed – Kelly MarcumDemocrats have moved far to the nation's left on abortion – Ken BlackwellReceiving the Love That We Need: How to Find Healing from Past WoundsAndrew Sullivan on Opioids: Pointing Us Toward God – Travis WeberThank you, Billy Graham – Patrina MosleyBilly Graham’s Stand on Religious Liberty, Life, and Marriage and FamilyHow Billy Graham’s Invitation Forever Changed My Life – Peter Sprigg#MeToo Ignores an Obvious Source of Sexual Aggression: Porn – David Krayden Religious LibertyReligious Liberty in the Public SquareNew HHS office that enforces health workers' religious rights received 300 complaints in a month – Jessie Hellmann, The HillParents Battle Court to Stop Transgender Teen’s Hormone Treatment – Grace Carr, The Daily SignalForced To Resign For Her Faith, This Magistrate Sued The State And Won – Bre Payton, The FederalistIllinois nurse fights firing over pro-life views – Bonnie Pritchett, WORLDYouTube Secretly Using SPLC To Police Videos – Peter Hasson, The Daily CallerWheaton’s Win Over The Contraceptive Mandate Is A Huge Step Forward For Religious Freedom – Nicole Fisher, The FederalistUniversity Re-Invites Christian Speaker Who Triggered LGBT Students – ToddStarnes.comWhen a University Group Rescinds Freedom of Speech – Ken Ham, The Christian PostFlorida House bill requires schools to display 'In God We Trust' – Kevin Tampone, Syracuse.comReligious Liberty Is a Powerful Anti-Gang Weapon – Noel Sterett, Alliance Defending FreedomInternational Religious FreedomA suspicious and sudden death in China – Mindy Belz, WORLDWhy Don’t We Care About the Slaughter of Nigerian Christians? – Michael Brown, The StreamAbandoned by the U.S., Syrian Christians and Kurds Seek Help from Pro-Iran Militias – John Zmirak, The StreamERLC religious freedom advocacy encouraged by major court decision in Malaysia – Palmer Williams, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionAttacks Against India’s Christians Doubled in 2017 – National Catholic RegisterPraying for the persecuted church: Jordan – Chase Stevens, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission LifeAbortionGood luck explaining your abortion vote high-fives to your constituents, senators – Ashley McGuire, USA TodayIncredible Surgery in the Womb Corrects Baby’s Spina Bifida After Her Parents Reject Abortion – Micaiah Bilger, LifeNewsWhy an unwanted pregnancy is about the baby and the father, too – Garrett Kell, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionDishonoring the Dead: Moral and Constitutional Considerations on Fetal Disposition – Deirdre Cooper and Kody W. Cooper, Public DiscourseThe Ostrich Defense of Abortion – Christopher Kaczor, Public DiscourseCalifornia Students Are Fighting to Keep Abortion Pills Off Their Campus – Grace Carr, The Daily SignalVice President Mike Pence: ‘Abortion Will End in Our Time’ – Amy Furr, TownhallAdoptionBipartisan effort to fix Kentucky's troubled adoption and foster care system moves forward – Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier JournalBioethicsPro-lifers dismayed over Oregon starvation bill’s return – Samantha Gobba, WORLDHow would you counsel someone interested in assisted suicide? – Matthew Arbo, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionScientists Make Human-Animal Hybrids That are Part Animal and Part Human Being – Wesley Smith, LifeNewsBritish Judge Allows Toddler’s Life Support Switched Off, Despite Parents’ Wishes – National Catholic Register FamilyEconomics/EducationDoes God Care Where You Go to College? – D. Michael Lindsay, The Gospel CoalitionResearch Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It? – Joy Pullmann, The FederalistHow to Raise Devoted Catholic Kids When They Attend Public School – Sabrina Arena Ferrisi, National Catholic RegisterMarriageBilly Graham’s Incredible Ministry … and His Incredible Marriage – Dave Boehi, Family LifeA Man’s Place Is in the Home – Trevin Wax, The Gospel CoalitionBuild Your Marriage on the Beatitudes – Austin Bonds, RelevantA Photographer Asked 20 Couples For The Secret To A Long Marriage – Brittany Wong, HuffPostCDC: U.S. Fertility Rate Below Replacement for 9th Straight Year – Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS NewsFaith/Character/CultureHow Do I Know If I Really Love Jesus? – Jon Bloom, Desiring GodThe desperate cry of America's boys – Suzanne Venker, Fox NewsThe Death of an Evangelical Titan – Bishop Robert Barron, Word On FireA Better Mom Is a Broken Mom – Kristen Wetherell, Desiring GodThe Joy of an Unaccomplished Life – Chad Bird, The Gospel Coalition'It takes a village': 3 P.E.I. grandmothers help exhausted mom care for triplets – Pat Martel, CBC NewsVillains and Heroes Among So Much Tragedy – Jared Zimmerer, Word On FireThe Hard Truth About Mr. Right – Joy Beth Smith, Christianity TodayLonging for likes: How to capture the hearts of Gen Z with a greater love – Jared Kennedy, Ethics & Religious Liberty CommissionHuman SexualityWhy Transgenderism Threatens Parental Rights – Joe Carter, The Gospel CoalitionToo Much Netflix, Not Enough Chill: Why Young Americans Are Having Less Sex – W. Bradford Wilcox and Samuel Sturgeon, PoliticoSexual Exploitation in the Sports Industry: An Abuse of Power – Mary Urie, National Center on Sexual ExploitationPressing Pause on the "Transgender Moment": Ryan T. Anderson's When Harry Became Sally – Matthew J. Franck, Public DiscourseTransgender Activists Conduct ‘Giant Experiment’ on Children, Author Says – Kyle Perisic, The Daily SignalHuman TraffickingHouse passes anti-sex trafficking bill in defeat for tech industry – Steven Overly and Ashley Gold, PoliticoThe Combined Crisis of Online Sex Trafficking and Pornography – Patrick A. Trueman, National Center on Sexual ExploitationShining A Light On Slavery: Who Are Sex Traffickers, And Why Do They Exploit Other Humans? – Fight the New DrugPornographyPornography Addicts Might Be Avoiding True Intimacy – Michelle Habel, Focus on the FamilyIn the massive global scourge that is pornography, men are not the only addicts – Jamie Dean, WORLDFlorida declares pornography a ‘public health risk’ – Lisa Bourne, LifeSiteNewsIs Reading Erotica As Harmful As Watching Porn? – Fight the New DrugPorn’s “Butterfly Effect”: A New Podcast Exposes Porn’s Unexpected Consequences – Mary Rose Somarriba, Family Studies
The following are prepared remarks by Tony Perkins at the National Religious Broadcasters 75th Annual Convention on March 1, 2018.Winston Churchill once said, “During their lifetimes, every man and woman will stumble across a great opportunity. Sadly, most of them will simply pick themselves up, dust themselves down and carry on as if nothing ever happened.”The apostle Paul spoke to the issue of opportunity in his letter to the Ephesians when he wrote in chapter 5: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time because the days are evil.”Now, if Paul had grown up in this country, he might have told the Ephesians “Make hay while the sun is shining.”The sun is shining right now in American when it comes to our First Amendment freedoms. We need to be wise and act quickly, not only using these freedoms to spread the good news, but also to put in place policies that will protect and promote these essential freedoms, not just for ourselves but those yearning for freedom around the globe and generations yet unborn. Some of our brethren remain skeptical or indifferent about our engagement in the political process. Don’t be foolish. Elections have consequences, many far-reaching as we continue to see from the years of President Obama.But we also see the consequences of the election of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Let me put it in a format that many who track this administration are accustomed to – I’ll put it in the form of a tweet:President Trump has:Appointed Excellent Judges like Neil GorsuchEnacted Unparalleled pro-life policies;Cut taxes & is Growing our economyPresident Trump is:Restoring religious freedomMoving the U.S. Embassy to JerusalemRebuilding our militaryThis is happening because many of you in this room used your influence and your platforms to communicate what was at stake in the last election. I believe America dodged not a bullet in the 2016 election, but a political and cultural H-bomb.Evangelicals, especially the subset that George Barna calls SAGE Cons—Spiritually Active Governmentally Engaged Conservatives (many of your listeners and viewers)—turned out in record-setting numbers and were unified. Ninety-one percent of SAGE Cons representing 20 million U.S. adults voted, and 94 percent of them voted for Donald Trump.By the way, almost every time I see the president I don’t have to remind him that evangelicals were the margin for his victory—he reminds me that evangelicals voted for him and they love him!And by the way, in post-election polling, 59 percent said they voted for the Trump/Pence ticket based on the GOP platform’s position on life and religious liberty. This is important. Despite what the media would say, evangelical voters are sophisticated. They were able to separate personality from policy.Evangelicals understood what was at stake and voted.But the election was not the end of our responsibility, but rather the beginning of our opportunity.First by acting upon it, but also preserving it.We need to preserve it by communicating to those who look to and listen to us about what is really happening. We have to counter the narrative of the Fake News—which is real. I’ve been in conversations and meetings with this administration, which somehow got into the media based on their sources which were not only inaccurate but if I didn’t know better, I would think there were intentionally misleading.Because of the importance of the evangelical voter, there is an intense effort on the Left to suppress their turnout in the upcoming elections, by dampening the enthusiasm of conservative voters. If they succeed and your listeners and viewers get discouraged and stay home in the midterm election, the reform is over. The restoration of religious freedom and the freedom of speech will end.Nancy Pelosi needs just 24 seats to switch from Republican to Democrat to retake the gavel of the House. In every midterm election since the Civil War, the president’s party has lost, on average, 32 seats in the House and two in the Senate. There are more than 40 Republicans that have and will announce that they are retiring. If conservatives and in particular evangelical voters do not turn out, it will happen, and one of the first orders of business will be the impeachment of President Trump. They most likely will not succeed in removing him from office, but they will most likely succeed in stopping what this administration is doing.What are they doing? The Trump administration is not just enacting conservative policies in line with the Constitution. President Trump is the first Republican President to not just stop the liberal policies of his predecessor; he is dismantling, slowly, but dismantling none-the-less parts of the framework of big, liberal government which has been expanded with the election of each Democratic administration since FDR. That is why the Left is unhinged. They won’t be able to jump back in the driver’s seat of big government and restart their programs, they will have to rebuild, and that will take time, especially if they don’t have the courts to help them in their activism. This is why every judicial confirmation is a fight.We have to act upon the opportunity that we have, to fortify our freedoms, to ensure government does not again try to quarantine our Christian faith within the walls of our churches. A lot has been done, but there is still plenty to do:The Johnson Amendment has to be totally eliminated.The forced partnership between taxpayers and Planned Parenthood must be ended.Patient-centered healthcare must be restored and,God must be welcomed back into our public life.The president ran and has governed by the theme “Making America Great Again.” But America will only be great again when it has become good again, and that is not government’s mission, but ours, followers of Jesus Christ. Benjamin Franklin said, “History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion, from its usefulness to the public; the advantage of a religious character among private persons; the mischiefs of superstition, and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.” Let’s be wise and make the best use of this moment in time, this opportunity.In the wake of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, there is a national discussion about how to protect our children in their classrooms. The focus has been on the instruments of destruction. We continue in a defensive posture with almost every school in America now having active shooter drills. In some ways, it is reminiscent of their grandparent’s generation that had duck and cover drills in their classrooms as Americans feared a nuclear attack from Russia in the 1950s.While that threat was external, and today’s is internal, might we learn from how they responded?In February of 1954, Reverend George M. Docherty, pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., delivered a sermon on the subject of the pledge of allegiance, with President Eisenhower sitting in the front pew. The sermon was about the absence of the words “Under God” in our pledge. America was at the height of the Cold War with Russia, and a bold declaration was needed to show that there was a difference between America and the atheistic communists.Three days after that sermon, a bill was introduced in Congress to add the words “under God.”And on Flag Day, June 14, 1954, Eisenhower signed the bill into law, saying, “From this day forward, millions of school children will daily proclaim the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty.”America will not be great again until it is good again, and that means America must once again not only acknowledge but live as one nation under God. Let us redeem the time.Let us make the most of this moment.Let us seize this opportunity!
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