Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Follow the Money Trail. . .

In the news. . .word is out that the Southern Poverty Law Center, the self appointed watch dogs of hate speech whose mission is apparently to classify any defenders of religious liberty (example: the Alliance Defending Freedom) as “extremists” and the purveyors of hate speech which dare not be tolerated, now has about a half-billion dollars in its coin purse to finance its mission.  Let me say that again.  $500M!  Money to keep the press releases going and keep paying for those who fight for the cause of free speech only to prevent it from those who might disagree with them.

In other news. . . the Human Rights Campaign, another group policing speech and rights against those who might have the nerve to affirm marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman, took in some $42 million last year to finance its pursuit of bigots who shall not be allowed to exist.

I could keep up the count with a hundred other organizations who are not struggling with money problems in their cause to remake right from wrong and devalue life unless it fits their definition.  But this is enough for now.  And who are the sources of these funds?  The rich and powerful, of course.  The media folks and Hollywood crowd, the George Soros kind of people, who find liberty detestable unless it is the freedom to silence those who disagree with them.  Among them are the traditional culprits -- the great foundations of the past (like the Ford Foundation) which have become entities that exist to forward the liberal cause on all fronts.  They have taken the fortunes of robber barons and the industrial giants of the past and used them in ways those who made the money had not envisioned.

The presumption is always that the conservative or pro-life cause is funded by these well placed millionaires or secretive foundations with a hoard of cash.  In reality, it is the opposite.  Many of the organizations that work for the cause of life at all stages and for traditional values with respect to marriage, sex, and gender, do so on a shoestring budget compared to the well funded voices against them.  In addition to this, the cause of liberalism and the left have garnered almost the full control of the media -- from the so-called news media to the entertainment media.

So why I am telling you what most of you already know?  Be generous in your support of the cause of life.  Be active in the work of witness and advocacy for the values of the Kingdom.  Be fervent in prayer for the way of common sense to prevail.  Be faithful in your church whose witness and nurture is so important as we raise our children in a world so unfriendly to the cause of Christ.  Be informed with reliable news as to the state of things in these important causes.  Be active as a voter, as a voice, and as a supporter of the pro-life cause, Scriptural marriage, and common sense.  We cannot afford to hide against those forces against us but neither can we accept despair as if the cause is lost.  The truth is always on trial and virtue must always battle sin and error.  This is the way in which we walk.  But the cause of Christ will not be overcome and God has already placed limits (though we do not see them) on how far the world may tilt to its own self-destruction before He will intervene and bring all before His judgement seat.


Cliff said...

Could there be a correlation between us and the story of Gideon and his 300 men?

But yes, we definitely need to join the battle by putting our money where our mouth is.

Anonymous said...

Psalm 55:17-19

17 Evening and morning and at noon
I utter my complaint and moan,
and he hears my voice.
18 He redeems my soul in safety
from the battle that I wage,
for many are arrayed against me.
19 God will give ear and humble them,
he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
because they do not change
and do not fear God.