Monthly Archives: August 2014
To my brothers in Christ,
I am urging you with all the passion that I can muster to answer this call for action. The city of Springfield, MO is about to put forth another anti-Christian bill called, Council Bill NO. 2012-226. This ordinance will elevate the homosexual community to a super citizen status. They will be given special protective rights and privileges that no other citizen in our community is afforded. This is the exact equivalent of the Jim Crow laws of the Old South.
They would have us believe that in the name of a supposed good thing it’s okay to reduce the rights of Christians. The ultimate goal of this ordinance is to marginalize the Church, further silence the pulpits, and keep the salt and light of the kingdom of God out of the public square.
I want to commend the Church of Springfield for showing up at city hall when asked to. Your presence and voice has kept this destructive law from coming to pass thus far. If this ordinance passes, litigation against the Church and individual Christians are on the way.
I want to address the end of section 62-34. – Unlawful employment practices. This is supposed to be exclusion for the Church.
1. Nothing in this article shall be taken to prohibit a religious organization, association of society or any nonprofit institution or organization operated, supervised or controlled by or in conjunction with a religious organization, association or society and whose purpose and character are primarily religious, from giving employment preference to members of its own religion.
We already have that, thank you very much. Who gave this council authority to tell the Church what they can or can’t do?
This is a sinister trap to get pastors to unwittingly throw the congregation to the wolves. It is the Christian businessman who rents, hires and fires, sells houses or provides goods and services that are left with no rights in regards to doing business with the LGBT community.
We all know that the Church is not the building or the Sunday event, but a living organism that covers the whole earth. Therefore, if the attack ceases at the Church building it will still leave the Church vulnerable.
If you are a pastor, don’t take the bait. If the flock can enjoy protection inside the Church building and not outside, then your job is not complete. If you are a congregant, request that your pastor keep you safe outside the building as well as on the inside. We are all real ambassadors from a real kingdom with a real king, and our pastors are the statesmen amongst us.
THIS EXCLUSION WAS PUT IN THE BILL BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN INVLOVED ENOUGH TO SCARE THEM. DON’T BACK DOWN NOW!
We had hundreds show up at the last push for this ordinance. We need thousands at the next one.
There will be a meeting to discuss how the citizens of Springfield will handle this uninvited nuisance called Council Bill NO. 2012-226.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 4th. Time: 7:00-9:00pm. Place: Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center (Mercy). 2055 S. Fremont, 2nd floor Auditorium.
Calvin Morrow, Executive Director
CUPA (Christians Uniting For Political Action)