Half + 1Jul 19, 2013
This week, progressives and the media have been quick to point to polls, such as Quinnipiac University's, as an upheaval of support for the redefinition of marriage. Fifty percent of registered voters in the commonwealth purportedly embrace this change . . . with a 3.1 percent margin of error. This so-called "majority" signals to them a "changing of the guard." But when it comes to public opinion, secular progressives are decidedly cafeteria style, picking and choosing what fits their narrative. For example, when 71 percent of Americans consistently affirm their opposition to abortion in the second trimester (up to 86 percent in other polls), that true majority is silenced by brutish, pro-abortion supporters, like those seen recently in Texas, not to mention the biased mainstream media, which simply ignores the majority and amplifies pro-abortion supporters to give the impression it is they who are in the majority.
John Stonestreet, Speaker and Fellow for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, addresses this very issue in today's Breakpoint commentary. Identifying the challenges we face, he argues it is important for Christians to proclaim in the public place what progressives strive to hide. Writes Stonestreet:
When the Supreme Court delivered its hideous ruling in Roe v. Wade 40 years ago, many on the pro-abortion side thought the debate was over. History has proved them wrong. Since then, medical technology allows us to see the beautiful face of human life in the womb. And a sad and bloody history of abuse has shown us the true nature of the abortion industry.
So it’s no wonder then that more and more Americans want to restrict abortion—and we cannot allow the media to hide this, because it’s a strong step to ending it altogether.
Which prompts us to ask: Do you want your pastor to stand up for life, marriage, and Christianity in the public square?
Encourage your pastor to attend one of The Family Foundation's upcoming Regional Pastor Forums: Tuesday, August 27 in Lynchburg and Wednesday, August 28 in Richmond. The keynote speaker, John Stonestreet, will present and lead an important discussion on the role of Christianity in the public policy of which all pastors should be part.
Check-in for both events will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program running from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. A complimentary breakfast will be served. Click here more information and to register your pastor for the Tuesday, August 27, Lynchburg Pastor Forum or the Wednesday, August 28, Richmond Pastor Forum. Pastors registered by August 7 for the Richmond event will receive free onsite parking.