Saturday, June 13, 2009

Who made Matt Barber and the Liberty Counsel God's spokespeople?

What's the deal with the religious right today:

A Christian college in India allows applicants to indicate whether they are male, female, or transgender when they enroll.

Matt Barber, cultural affairs director at Liberty Counsel, says Madras Christian College administrators must have misread the book of Genesis, believing God created male, female, and transgender.

"You know, this is just ridiculous and insane," he contends. "It's really sad that a Christian college is joining in and entertaining this leftist, secular, humanist delusion that is transgenderism."

Now I have no idea what the truth is behind this situation. If Madras Christian College is doing this then I applaude the institute.

But what gets me is the audacity of Barber. What is it his business what this college does? It's not that he doesn't have a right to voice an opinion because that's not the point.

Sometimes it's not enough to have the right to voice an opinion. With rights come responsiblities and a degree of discernment. Everyone is always talking about their rights to voice an opinion but very few want to talk about their responsibility as to when they should voice that opinion. And sometimes a big part of that responsibility is knowing when to talk and knowing when to hush because the situation has nothing to do with you.

Neither Barber nor the Liberty Counsel contributes to this college. Neither he nor anyone working at the Liberty Counsel have children who attend this college.

So why is it Barber's business to make an officially public comment about something that has nothing to do with him other than the fact that he considers himself a Christian.

You see this is a problem with Christianity and religion in general that has plagued us through the ages. People take it upon themselves to be God's spokesperson when they would be best served to let God handle the things.

Whatever Madras College did is betweeen it and God, no one else. In the end, it is only He who should determine just who or who isn't following His word.

And He doesn't need any help from Barber or anyone else.

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Family Research Council wants us to pray

"Praying with the Family Research Council makes about as much sense as me going to a Klan rally in search of a boyfriend."

I received this email from the Family Research Council via its leader Tony Perkins today:

Dear Friend of FRC,

The Lord has impressed on me the need for us, as followers of Jesus Christ, to take responsibility for the broken state of our nation and go to God. But we must go to Him on His terms, in humility, prayer, and repentance as outlined in 2 Chronicles 7:14. Then and only then can we claim the promise of God's forgiveness, healing and the renewal of our lives and our land.

Visit and click "I'm in" to participate in this nationwide effort.

The day after we celebrate our "Independence," we need to re-declare our "Dependence" upon God in humble and repentant prayer. At minimum, we hope that you will spend at least a few minutes literally on your knees in prayer during worship services on Sunday, July 5th.

Can you help us spread the word about Call2Fall?

Please take a couple of minutes and send an email to your family and at least five of your friends. Just copy and paste the link below into your email and encouraging them to visit this link:

There they can view a video, visit the website, and join this movement. Ask your church leaders to sign-up your church to become a host for Call2Fall.

Visit and click on "I'm in" and encourage five friends to do the same.

Can you imagine what God would do if millions of Christians all across our land would actually do this and mean it?

Bear in mind that the Family Resarch Council is the same organization that:

- admits that it relies on "outdated" work to demonize the lgbt community:

The Family Research Council continues to use 'outdated' work

Another flawed piece of work courtesy of the Family Research Council

- and recently took part in a huge attempt to destroy GLSEN's Kevin Jennings via a campaign of innuendoes and outright lies:

More attacks on GLSEN'S Kevin Jennings - Now the Family Research Council gets in the act

And that's just the stuff that I'm not too tired to mention. From its inception, the Family Research Council has set the bar high when it comes to breaking the commandment on bear false witness.

Yet this is the same group that is encouraging us all to pray with it? Praying with the Family Research Council makes about as much sense as me going to a Klan rally in search of a boyfriend.

Don't get me wrong. I believe in the power of prayer because it's how I was able to reconcile myself with my sexual orientation.

But if I am going to pray, it won't be with the Family Research Council.

I'm too pretty to be struck by lightning.

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