CHRISTIANS REGISTERED TO VOTE?
approach what could well be the most important presidential election
of our lives, I have a crucial question for pastors: Is every member
of your church registered to vote?
assume that because you have preached the Christian duty of political
participation that everyone sitting in the pews has taken your words
received disturbing news from our friend Father Frank Pavone, the head
of Priests for Life.
His group recently surveyed its supporters
and discovered that nearly 44 percent of them aren’t even registered!
Priests for Life estimates that in Florida alone, 3,215 of its donors
aren’t registered. That’s 5 times the vote by which George W. Bush
carried the state in the 2000 election.
deadline for voter registration for the upcoming election fast
approaches. (This varies from state to state, but usually is about a
month before Election Day, or October 2nd ). I would urge
you to do the following in the next two weeks:
Preach a sermon on
the Christian duty to cast an informed vote.
Discuss the issues
confronting our nation.
Combine the above
with a voter-registration table in your church.
At this critical juncture, with the fate
of our nation hanging in the balance, pastors must take nothing for
FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION – NOT FOR
latest politically correct attack on Christian values occurred at the
Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. The school has
revoked funding of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) chapter, based on
the complaint of a member of the Latter-Day Saints Church who was
denied permission to lead a CLS-sponsored Bible study group.
student admitted that, as a Mormon, he disagreed with all five points
in the society’s statement of faith, but nevertheless demanded the
“right” to lead the study group. When refused, he successfully
petitioned the school to de-fund CLS for religious discrimination.
this reasoning, a Republican could demand a leadership position in the
local College Democrats, or a member of the Flat Earth Society could
petition for chairmanship of the school’s Physics Club.
School is giving Christians a choice – deny the tenets of their faith
or receive second-class treatment.
support of the Center for Law and Religious Freedom, the Society has
filed a federal civil rights suit against school officials. Pray for
its success – if that doesn’t offend atheists at the Washburn
University School of Law.
BIASED, WOULDN’T YOU SAY
I’m sure you’ve all been following the fiasco of CBS News
and Dan Rather trying to torpedo the president with forged documents
about Bush’s National Guard service.
There’s a larger lesson here which transcends this
election. What Rather and CBS tried to do to the president they’ve
been doing to Christians for decades – presenting a false and
distorted picture of Christian America, slandering us, and
propagandizing viewers on issues of vital concern to Christians, like
abortion, homosexuality and so-called church/state concerns. (All of
this was amply documented by Bernard Goldberg, a CBS executive for
over 30 years, in his book, ”Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media
Distort the News”).
America exists to bring pastors the unvarnished truth about the moral
crisis that confronts us, thus allowing them to do an end run around
the media and bring the facts directly to the faithful.
THE TEN WHAT?
A recent survey in the United Kingdom showed appalling
ignorance of The Ten Commandments. Less than half of the adults
surveyed knew that the Decalogue contained prohibitions against
murder, theft and adultery. Only 9 percent recalled “Thou Shalt Not
Lie.” And only 4 percent had heard of “Remember the Sabbath and keep
we get too smug over the sad state of faith in the UK, we should be
honest enough to admit that Americans probably wouldn’t fare much
better in such a survey.
America has labored long and hard for public display of The Ten
Commandments. If the ACLU and Americans United For Separation of
Church and State have their way and God’s law is banished from public
places, expect more and more Americans to be as ignorant as their
world’s most famous dictionary has decided to re-define marriage.
Merriam-Webster Online now defines
marriage as: 1) the
state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or
wife in a consensual relationship recognized by law 2) the state of
being united to a person of the
same sex in a relationship like that of a traditional
Apparently, the company couldn’t even wait for judges to mandate
homosexual marriage, but determined single-handedly to re-write
3,300 years of Judeo-Christian tradition.
register your protest to this affront by writing to John Morse,
President and Publisher of Merriam-Webster, at: 47 Federal Street,
Post Office Box 281, Springfield, MA. 01102 or call (413) 731-5979.
HOUSE ON FEDERAL MARRIAGE AMENDMENT
mentioned in the last Alert, House Majority Whip Tom DeLay has
scheduled a vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment (FMA) for
September 30th . Since every member of the House who’s
running for reelection will go before the voters in roughly 4 weeks
from that date, the pressure will be intense.
FMA is the only way to protect marriage from the utopian whims of
judges – state or federal. Pastors, please pass this information on
to your congregation and urge them to call their Congressman and
demand a yes vote on the Federal Marriage Amendment. If they don’t
know their Congressman’s office number, they can reach him or her
through the Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
sure the other side is doing everything in its power to pressure
Congressmen to vote no. We must be equally energetic for faith,
family and freedom.
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approaching to register voters. These vary from state to state, from
as many as 30 days to as few as 10 days prior to Election Day. For
registration requirements in your state, contact the secretary of
state’s office or go to our website,
and use the “register to vote” link.
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