Churches Under Attack
Late last week, I posted a trial notebook entry concerning churches that are under attack. Over the weekend, I was on the phone with another pastor in a large Baptist church who is also finding himself in a difficult situation. I am increasingly concerned that the ability of pastors to speak out prophetically from their pulpits is in jeopardy. The points of contention come from a number of factors: sometimes its private individuals; other times, its governmental agencies. In either case, the proclamation of the Gospel is generally stifled and pastors become intimidated to speak out on critically important issues for the church and for our country.
Over the last several weeks, I have been working on two major cases involving churches that have ended up in court. These cases are being litigated in both state and federal court. Most of you are familiar with our case involving
In another case out of
In addition to the case in
A court regimen that allows these pastors to be subjected to litigation for these messages is a serious threat to all of our religious liberties. We are committed to defending these pastors, churches and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. I will keep you updated on the progress of these cases.
I also encourage you to visit our Spotlight section where Jordan Sekulow, one of the deputy directors of our Government Affairs office, has posted a report from