Florida Convention Rejects Exit Strategy Resolution
Wednesday, 22 November 2006 19:31
I came across a saddening article today in the BP News. Tucked away amongst articles that some would consider to be more relevant, the homeschooling movement suffered a terrific blow in paragraph three.
“Addressing the decision not to consider the resolution, John Sullivan said while he serves as executive director–treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention, “I would never lead our staff or the state board of missions to develop an exit strategy from the public schools.”
With no offense to my brothers and sisters in Christ who are currently employed by the public school system, there will come a time when Southern Baptist leaders will realize that the public school has gone too far.
Hopefully that time will come sooner rather than later. Church leaders need to understand that today’s public school is not the halcyon place they remember in their youth. It cannot be reformed, it is too far gone. Attempting to redeem the public school would not be like redeeming the Republican party for Christ. It would not even be like redeeming the Democratic party for Christ. In truth, it would be analagous to a vain attempt at reforming the German Nazi party into a bunch of Bible-thumping evangelicals.
Now, I’m not saying that public school administrators and teachers are Nazis. Most of them are good people. Many of them are Christians. All I’m saying is that the system is too corrupt, too rooted in humanist thought, and too closely tied to secular forces who would rather die than give up control of the minds of our youth. I’m merely drawing a similarity between the chances we have at reform.
Alabama Southern Baptists Criticize Walmart
Friday, 17 November 2006 10:35
By Mimi Rothschild
Yet another news story has crossed my path regarding Walmart’s recent partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. This one comes from the Birmingham Business Journal.
Sidenote: Why do gays and lesbians need to have their own chamber of commerce? Thoughts?
Anyway, Alabama Southern Baptists did not call for a boycott, but rather a call to pray for Walmart.
All of this makes me wonder what exactly a partnership with the gay organization would entail. Obviously this means they are going to look for ways to specifically market to gays. Gays and lesbians have long been suspicious of Walmart’s status as a “family-friendly” company.
Prayer should be an afterthought. Is anyone out there planning on launching a personal boycott?
Long-Time Walmart Employee Quits Over Support of Gay Agenda
Thursday, 16 November 2006 19:44
By Mimi Rothschild
Janet Baird was fed-up.
But no more. The Ohio woman, after hearing the shocking confirmation directly from the mega-corporation’s international headquarters that the company is, in fact, contributing to the financial and moral agenda of the nation’s “gay” chamber of commerce, she quit. And she’s not a bit worried.
“I got God backing me. That’s where I stand on it,” she told WND in an interview.
The Enemy likes to change society gradually so we don’t notice. Take the public schools for instance. Each year, more religious freedoms are lost. Not all at once, of course. Satan knows better than to use an all-or-nothing strategy. He realizes that humans will go along with gradual degeneration of morality. It moves like a glacier. To the naked eye, glaciers are solid blocks of ice, standing firmly in place. Over time, however, glaciers gradually wreak havoc by slowly crushing anything in their path. This is how Satan works. Think about how things were 100 years ago. Our country’s moral clime was much different then.
“Sam Walton was such a moral man, he wouldn’t even allow music to be sold in his stores if it had bad language,” Baird said. “When it comes to moral values, first of all they started selling smutty magazines, then they brought in nasty music and videos, even ones others refused to sell, like ‘Brokeback Mountain.’”
And yet, the dramatic change has taken place over such a long period of time that we barely notice that anything has gone wrong. Every once in a while, when a particularly dramatic shift in values occurs, some brave souls stand up for what they believe in. Janet Baird is one of those people. Unfortunately, they are few and far between.
The Southern Baptist Convention comprises 16 million American men and women. Do you think Walmart would change their tune if they lost that kind of business? Is a good deal on potato chips worth the cost of compromising our faith?
Congratulations to Mrs. Baird for standing strong in her faith. Our prayers are with you.
You can read more about Janet Baird’s battle at World Net Daily.