Standing with Indiana Governor Mike Pence

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By: Susan Bea Good

3-30-15

A friend is facing attacks, and it’s time to join him in the fight. Last week Governor Mike Pence signed a bill protecting the religious rights of the citizens of Indiana. Many states have approved of similar laws. Homosexual Activist groups are claiming these bills discriminate against their hyper-sexual status.

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act does not endorse discrimination of any group of citizens. In fact, this law attempts to restore rights to those with religious convictions. Many of these have recently been bullied into submission, punished for their biblical beliefs, and barred from the marketplace.

This current law is a replay of one that both President Bill Clinton and Senator Barak Obama endorsed in 1993. At the time Clinton said, “We all have a shared desire here to protect perhaps the most precious of all American liberties – religious freedom.” Since that law was overturned in ’97 the basic rights of religious Americans have been increasingly threatened, while sexually perverse and sodomy-based rights have received special treatment.

Mike Pence is an example of strong leadership under pressure. His refusal to back down on this issue of religious protection is encouraging to us regular folks, who have wondered where our country has gone.

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!

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3 Responses to Standing with Indiana Governor Mike Pence

  1. Hello again Susan.

    What is the religious basis for refusal to serve gay people? Paul quoted Proverbs: To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Jesus came not to be served but to serve, and associated with sinners.

  2. susanbeagood says:

    Many Christ-followers believe that participating in Gay marriage ceremonies (providing the photographs, flowers, cake, etc) is encouraging the sin of homosexuality. To encourage any sin is not loving, and though it may be misinterpreted as “hate,” the truth is often the stand of the Christ-follower is one of sacrificial love. Living out this love is not an easy path these days. I am one of these Christ-followers who hopes to be found standing with love on the issue of sin. Not that I have no sin, but that I do not make excuses for it, and thus encourage it.

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