May 2016 Ministry Update

During the month of May, the National Center for Life and Liberty continued to fight for the rights of churches and individuals who desire to exercise their religious liberties. As we all know, these liberties are under attack by those who desire to remove the name of Christ from all public places, including our courts and schools. This effort to eliminate the name of Christ is rooted in the desire to prevent moral absolutes from guiding our society. As it says in Scripture, “every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” At the NCLL, we believe that the truths of Scripture guide all of life, including public policy. The fight to keep the name of Christ from being eradicated out of the public square is an important one that has a trickle-down effect on all of society.

Whether defending those unlawfully sued because they took a stand for their beliefs or those who’ve lost their jobs for sharing their faith, the NCLL is honored to effectively advocate for Christians in the ongoing battle for religious liberties, enabling churches and individuals to share the Gospel unhindered in the public square.

Some of these efforts include:

  • We completed the first round of Church Legal-Health Seminars in the Mid-atlantic and Northeast, and we are preparing for the second round of seminars this summer in the West and South, helping churches protect themselves from unnecessary risks.
  • Attorney David Gibbs III spoke in a variety of venues, including a Texas Homeschool Convention and at churches in New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, and Kentucky.
  • Rev. Rudy Holland spoke at churches across Ohio, and Jonathan Bailie spoke at several churches in Texas.

As part of our ongoing efforts, we would greatly appreciate your prayers for the following:

  • A police officer in Ohio who was disciplined for refusing an off-duty assignment at a gay pride parade
  • An accident victim in Georgia who is being forced to leave a hospital against the wishes of his mother
  • A church in NC that was sued over an incident in its Christian school
  • A public school teacher in Illinois who was terminated for starting a discussion about a biblical perspective on homosexuality
  • A mom who is being denied rightful child support payments because she homeschools her child
  • Christian colleges nationwide seeking exemptions from Title IX laws that make special accommodations for homosexual and transgender students (these schools are now being placed on an LGBT "List of Shame" by our own federal Department of Education because of their religious beliefs)
  • Wedding venues nationwide that want to exercise their religious beliefs by only allowing Christian weddings between a male and female

We’re deeply thankful that the NCLL is able to advocate in these matters and equally grateful for the cases that the Lord has so graciously allowed us to successfully bring to an end, including assisting a senior-living community where residents were not permitted to display religious items for fear of offending atheists.