Were you at the Religious Liberty Rally?

By Matt Lyons

On Saturday March 8th, 2014, conservative political organizations in Oregon held a rally to support religious liberty, life, family and fiscal responsibility. It was held at the Monarch hotel in Clackamas. The purpose of the rally which was put together in less than two weeks was to call for support of our conservative values while a Republican conference in Seaside would be debating the acceptance of same sex marriage within the Oregon Republican Party. This conference was started by Bob Packwood thirty years ago, who has been a long time supporter of abortion. At this point you may be wondering what all this has to do with home schooling and OCEANetwork’s desire for total home education freedom. Well, to have education freedom, we must first have religious freedom. In case you haven’t noticed, our religious freedom is under attack.

A few years ago it would have been hard to imagine where we are today. Today, it is not acceptable (by the public) for a Christian business to refuse to bake a cake for a same sex wedding. Today, a German family seeking asylum in the U.S. from persecution from their government to home school their children was denied. Fortunately the family is allowed to stay in the U.S., but not through normal legal means. Today, Common Core is making its way through most states and Oregon is very much on board with it. Today, the test scores of public schools keep declining but the answer all politicians can come up with is spend more money. Something is not going right. A lot of things are not going right. If we continue on the path we are on as a state and a nation, where will we be in just a few years from now?

Is our religious freedom guaranteed? It is our First Amendment right, isn’t it? Yes, it is. But our religious beliefs are under attack. They are being challenged in court. Also, if we look at the laws that are being passed that are taking away the Second Amendment right, we see how weak the Constitution may be. I would suggest our religious liberty is not as guaranteed as we think it is. It really comes down to how the legislators, governors, judges and presidents interpret the laws and how they make new ones. We all know they must keep making new ones. As they do they take away more and more freedoms. Not only are our freedoms being eroded away by local law, but also by International Law. More and more judges are applying International Law to our court cases. Indeed, a few years ago it would have been hard to imagine where we are today.

So where do we go from here? Here are a couple of suggestions:

First, we must keep our own houses in order by worshiping the One to whom we owe all we are. He is worthy of all praise and glory. He is sovereign over the kings of the land (Psalm 2) and He will not be mocked.

Second, we need to see the spiritual battle that is going on around us. The darkness hates the light and tries to destroy it. But what can darkeness do to light anyway? The victory was accomplished at the Cross two thousand years ago. We cannot be afraid to stand in the light.

Third, we need to bring our children up in a way that they stand firm in the days of the battles ahead of them.

Posted by Dorothy Karman on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:50 PM | Categories: Freedoms - Legislative -

38 Comments

law essay writing service

law essay writing service wrote on 06/30/16 12:14 AM

The law essays are never easy to deal with. Writing a perfect law essay requires a different skill which includes legal knowledge. So it is better to get help from the experts of legal field, who are available at online law essay writing service. You can improve your writing skill with these experts help.
???

??? wrote on 09/01/16 3:17 AM

More and more judges are applying International Law to our court cases. Indeed, a few years ago it would have been hard to imagine where we are today.
Assignment help online

Assignment help online wrote on 09/06/16 6:12 AM

Cool! It is the writing piece that i was looking for. It is well-written and contains all the info. Thanks! We are an online assignment help provider that assists student in writing college assignments. Students with assignment problem can visit our site and can get a comprehensive solution.
Pokemesh APK

Pokemesh APK wrote on 10/11/16 3:47 AM

Pokemesh gives you a mind blowing gaming experienced these days pokemesh is trending everywhere because of its new and exciting features.
Pokemesh APK

Pokemesh APK wrote on 10/11/16 3:48 AM

There are lots of new features in pokemesh which you will not able to access in any other gaming app pokemesh apk provide a real time gaming experienced with adventure
breeze writing

breeze writing wrote on 10/18/16 3:31 AM

Our religious freedom doesn't exist at all. Atheists fight against believers, believers fight against atheists. Impossible! But if you want to hear a tail about the friendship between them, you can ask breeze writing to write it.
Happy new year 2017 quotes in english

Happy new year 2017 quotes in english wrote on 10/18/16 7:17 AM

Happy new year 2017 quotes in telugu:

Happy new year 2017 quotes in hindi:
Happy New Year Quotes – New Year 2017 Wishes, Messages, And Sayings:
Blackmart Apk Download

Blackmart Apk Download wrote on 11/03/16 1:50 PM

Well thanks for posting such good content and I appreciate your efforts to download
Obat Alami Stroke Ringan

Obat Alami Stroke Ringan wrote on 11/19/16 2:48 AM

Pulihkan Penyakit Stroke dengan Jus Kulit Manggis Obat Tradisional Alami dengan Khasiat yang ampuh dalam mengembalikan keadaan pasien yang memilukan sebab penyakit Penyakit Stroke, dengan Obat Herbal Alami Stroke ini akan membantu menyehatkan dan menyempurnakan fungsi otak seperti semula.
Obat Gondok Tradisional

Obat Gondok Tradisional wrote on 11/19/16 2:49 AM

Amazon salah satu solusi yang paling terpercaya dalam mengatasi sakit gondok, aromanya yang lezat & aman selama tahap penyembuhan bebas ada efek samping.
Obat Herbal Jantung Koroner Tanpa Operasi

Obat Herbal Jantung Koroner Tanpa Operasi wrote on 11/19/16 2:50 AM

Obat Tradisional Penyakit Jantung Koroner Amazon secara langsung memiliki efek anti-aterogenik yang bisa mencegah datangnya Penyakit Jantung Koroner. Pencegahan kedua ditujukan agar mencegah serangan lagi pada seseorang yang sudah pernah terjangkit Sakit Jantung Koroner serta Amazon Plus Alami pun mampu menjadi pencegahan yang ampuh.
Obat Herbal Kanker Kelenjar Getah Bening

Obat Herbal Kanker Kelenjar Getah Bening wrote on 11/22/16 9:38 PM

Apa itu obat herbal penyakit kanker kelenjar getah bening tanpa efek negatif bagi penderita? Inilah obat herbal alami kulit manggis Amazon Herbal, Obat alami Sakit Kanker Kelenjar Getah Bening Obat Amazon Plus merupakan sebuah obat yang sudah terbukti ampuh dan kredibilitasnya di dunia pengobatan, Jus Amazon telah terbukti bisa mengatasi penyakit kelenjar getah bening. Obat Amazon Plus serta merupakan sebuah obat herbal yang telah memiliki legalitas kesehatan resmi. Amazon Plus hanya terbuat dari bahan bermutu dan alami yang berkhasiat.
Obat Herbal Batu Empedu

Obat Herbal Batu Empedu wrote on 11/22/16 9:42 PM

Pada kesempatan ini Elle berbagi cara minum Amazon Plus Obat Herbal Sakit Batu Empedu bagi para penderita batu empedu:
Minumlah air putih segelas, sepuluh menit kemudian minum minum Amazon Plus Obat Tradisional Untuk Batu Empedu tidak perlu operasi, lalu minumlah air kembali, serta jangan lupa berdoa. Serta jangan berhenti konsumsi Juice Kulit Manggis hingga sembuh total. Saya konsumsi tiga kali setiap harinya, setelah makan.
Obat Herbal Batu Ginjal

Obat Herbal Batu Ginjal wrote on 11/22/16 9:44 PM

<a href=""></a>
Obat Alami Sakit Batu Ginjal Tanpa Operasi Amazon Plus Rincian Tentang mengenai Obat Herbal Sakit Batu Ginjal Amazon Nature
Pengobatan tradisional yang bisa dipercayai yaitu menggunakan obat tradisional sakit batu ginjal. Amazon Plus sangat luar biasa dalam menyembuhkan sakit batu ginjal dengan alamiah bagi organ tubuh yang lain
kata bijak

kata bijak wrote on 11/22/16 9:50 PM

great and it is amazing site. i like it.
shaw webmail

shaw webmail wrote on 01/07/17 5:01 AM

keep going bro
puisi romantis

puisi romantis wrote on 01/07/17 7:17 PM

this is a good information for me, thanks alo and keep going
mobogenie apk

mobogenie apk wrote on 02/17/17 5:15 AM

This is a very interesting web page and I have enjoyed reading many of the articles and posts contained on the website, keep up the good work and hope to read some more interesting content in the future. Absolutely this article is incredible. And it is so beautiful.
fastpokemap

fastpokemap wrote on 02/17/17 5:16 AM

Great to come to your site as the information shared is good and is explained in simple words. Good stuff you are created, thank you for sharing a nice article.
Download Vidmate APK

Download Vidmate APK wrote on 03/10/17 1:35 AM

good You can replicate and also paste the video clip URL into this app for the downloading and install purpose nice.
Online assignment help

Online assignment help wrote on 03/10/17 4:05 AM

Studies is the main power of today's era, so every students are worry about their studies they are always in the searching for unique writers so they can easily apply for the best university which they are searching for their higher education.
chromecast ultra

chromecast ultra wrote on 04/18/17 1:20 AM

Make sure that you connect your mobile device/tablet to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Chromecast device
best riding lawn mowers

best riding lawn mowers wrote on 04/25/17 12:04 AM

"Best" means different things to different people. Some individuals are looking for the best-selling riding lawn mowers, while others seek top-rated models.
vidmate old version

vidmate old version wrote on 04/25/17 1:55 AM

Vidmate is an app that lets you download videos and songs from the Youtube, Metacafe, Vimeo, Soundcloud and from other popular multimedia websites. This app lets you download any number of videos or songs of various qualities. Yes, you can download any quality of video or song that you wish to. You can download full HD (High Definition) videos here too. All official and working download links are provided over here and you don’t need to bother about that at all. It lets you watch the videos or songs directly without having them to be downloaded.
best riding lawn mowers

best riding lawn mowers wrote on 04/26/17 12:27 AM

I have listed 10 best laptop under 500 dollars 2017 with NVIDIA graphics card All laptops are budget laptops and value for the money.
vivavideo pro apk

vivavideo pro apk wrote on 04/27/17 11:29 PM

download vivavideo: free video editor android, vivavideo: free video editor android, vivavideo: free video editor android download free.
nova scotia student loan

nova scotia student loan wrote on 05/06/17 6:18 AM

Thanks Author for your hard work, you really bring innovation to my knowledge
fifa world cup 2018 live

fifa world cup 2018 live wrote on 05/10/17 11:13 PM

We've taken it upon ourselves to rank the 32 teams most likely to win the World Cup in 2018, taking into account overall squad quality
medical billing and coding companies

medical billing and coding companies wrote on 05/17/17 11:09 PM

Common Core is making its way through most states and Oregon is very much on board with it. And also the test scores of public schools keep declining but the answer all politicians can come up with is spend more money. It is necessary to learn few more things!
Star Trek Jacket

Star Trek Jacket wrote on 05/18/17 12:04 AM

We pray that God will give home educators an appreciation for their freedom and a willingness to labor to preserve it for their children's children.
geometry dash apk

geometry dash apk wrote on 05/19/17 6:03 AM

Simple one touch game play with lots of levels that will keep you entertained for hours! Jump and fly your way through danger in this rhythm-based action platformer!
Google Services FrameWork Apk

Google Services FrameWork Apk wrote on 05/26/17 12:23 PM

Well you need to change Google Services FrameWork Apk
celebrity networth details

celebrity networth details wrote on 05/30/17 7:32 AM

celebrity networth details Ellen DeGeneres Net Worth and Salary: Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, actress
http://www.celebplanet.org/
eprints

eprints wrote on 06/01/17 7:40 AM

Groupwork plays a prominent role in information system courses. Furthermore, the ability to work in groups is frequently short listed for developing generic skills.
freedom apk

freedom apk wrote on 06/16/17 1:25 AM

Freedom Apk is for every Android and Smart Phone user who will mostly like to play Games very often to enjoy their free time
rent tablets

rent tablets wrote on 06/18/17 11:20 PM

Is it some article that was published on some news websites or something of that sort? I have heard the name in the healthcare sector a lot and you have been one of the best and reliable healthcare people rely on eastern countries.

Write your comment





Leave this field empty