11/3/2008 - November 2008 SLI Newsletter
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Two decades ago I sat in a convention hall in Dallas, Texas listening to speakers address moral concerns in America. Among them was Dr. E. V. Hill, the famous pastor from the Watts area of Los Angeles. In the face of declining morals in America, he challenged Christians with the cry “something oughta be said.” When we see the state of America’s safety, economy and moral condition today, we are reminded that “something oughta be said.”
The War on Terror is still a major threat to America and we fear for our future. President George W. Bush, a Republican who never saw a spending bill he did not like, along with Democrat congressional leaders, pushed through a $700 billion free-for-all spending bill to patch up America’s financial system. Family issues hardly get the time of day. What disappointment.
Washington is so politically entrenched and inept, we should not be surprised. Our leadership turns its back on moral issues like abortion and same-sex marriage. Religious freedom is more and more marginalized. This month, our Educational Update notes two of Washington’s abandoning of our religious history and principle.
Something oughta be said. First, it oughta be said in prayer. II Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Pray for the election process, that godly men and women will be elected, and that God will continue His blessings on America.
Second, something oughta be said to our elected officials. Let them hear from you on these and other issues that are important to you. They need to know we are watching and are concerned. Everyone must be accountable to someone. Elected officials are accountable to us.
Third, something oughta be said at the voting booth. Inform yourselves about candidates who are running for President and for congressional, state and local offices. This election year may be a defining moment in American history. Vote on November 4 and take someone who needs a ride.
By saying things in these three ways, you will have an impact. So now, speak up!
Yours very truly,
A. Eric Johnston
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