When serving as president of the National Religious Broadcasters, my greatest concern for Christian broadcasters was not the emerging climate of censorship or even abusive hate-crimes laws. I worried about timid, self-censorship among Christian leaders.
Seven years later, I now see that I was only half-right.
What I did not foresee was the dramatic departure from Biblical truth by supposedly Evangelical leaders and institutions. We are now seeing a wide-scale rejection of God’s Word as the authority for faith and practice.
I assure you, it’s no fun writing a column like this. I take no delight in calling out others for Biblical infidelity. Yet, when Christian leaders are clearly losing their way, love for them, faithfulness to the Gospel, and heartfelt concern for those they may mislead, compels truth telling, however painful.
Chick-Fil-A unjustifiably disparaged the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home, by making a public spectacle of cutting off their charitable support for being “anti-LGBT.” These groups are not “anti” anything. They simply subscribe to the historic Christian faith — the same faith Chick-Fil-A claims to profess.
The bitter irony here is that Bible-believing Christians stood by Chick-Fil-A’s when they were attacked for their stance on marriage. Chick-Fil-A rewards that kindness by impersonating the deeply-discredited Southern Poverty Law Center which falsely labels groups holding to Biblical views of marriage and family as “haters.”
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS
Less surprising is the once-orthodox, but now left-leaning, National Association of Evangelicals, who recently endorsed radical leftist legislation that would overturn religious free speech and free exercise by establishing sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories under federal nondiscrimination law. According to Dr. Ryan Anderson at the Heritage Foundation ...