6/1/2012 - June 2012 SLI Newsletter
Dear Friends and Supporters,
This month we report on our activities during the 2012 regular session of the Alabama Legislature. We cannot express adequately how disappointed we are in the failure of the Legislature to pass very important laws. You will understand after reading our Educational Update.
On another front, it is a dark foreboding when the President of the United States says he personally accepts gay marriage. It is like his personally opposing abortion. On both issues, his public policy will be to permit what our laws have historically criminalized. What churches have long held violative of Scripture. The gay rights movement has steadily, at first stealthily, and now boldly, establishing the legality and acceptability of its perverted lifestyle.
With President Obama’s personal pronouncement, we can now expect his desire, with a potentially sympathetic Congress, to materially assist the gay rights movement. This may include repeal of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (which he has already said he wants), to expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include “sexual orientation,” and expand Justice Department involvement in prosecution of those who oppose gay rights, possibly even to the point of restricting ministers’ speech against homosexuality, as we have already seen in the chaplaincy of the United States Military.
As we see this aberrant attitude of the President and the failure of our own legislature, we are reminded of how often politicians seem to live in a world of their own, not one where you and I live. As Lewis Carroll said through Alice in Alice in Wonderland:
“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, but everything would be what it isn’t. And contrariwise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
It seems like we are living in Alice’s world. However, unlike Alice’s world, our world is real. What elected officials do affects our daily lives and that is real.
But, what do you do about it? Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ said a Christian has five duties: (1) pray, (2) register to vote, (3) become informed, (4) help elect godly people and (5) vote. That civic duty must also include participating in the process of government. As one of the governed, you must let those whom you elect know where you stand on issues. How many of these things do you do?
Yours very truly,
A. Eric Johnston
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