The end of June is right around the corner and 2015 is nearly half over! Are you meeting your goals for this year? Are you headed where you want to go?
At the National Center for Life and Liberty, our focus every month and every year is laser-sharp: we exist to advocate for those who seek to preserve the Biblical values upon which our nation was founded. Although we work every day to preserve and protect your religious liberty rights, here's a little secret: we can't do it without you.
The month of May includes some of life’s most significant celebrations: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and, for many students, Graduation Day. In many parts of the country, it is a time when Earth throws off its slumber and new life emerges.
In May, we remember the countless soldiers who have given their lives for our freedom. Did they die so that freedom could be trampled by forces that seek to weaken the church, the family, and our society? I pray not. They fought on the battle front and now we must fight on the home front to preserve our liberties. We can’t do it without your help.
Spring is in the air! It’s time to clean house and, of course, file (and pay!) your taxes. While many of us take some time during springtime to do a “deep cleaning” of our homes, have you ever considered doing the same with your ministry documents? By this, I mean updating your important documents and policies and eliminating those that are no longer necessary.
While these may seem like minor matters, our attorneys at the National Center for Life and Liberty deal with these issues on a daily basis. If your church is ever sued, a court will review whether the ministry is following its bylaws—including its Statement of Faith—consistently. These are not insignificant matters. Ask any pastor whose church has actually been sued.
On March 31, 2005, the world watched in horror as Terri Schiavo died a barbaric death after 13 days without food and water. As the lead attorney in this case that went to the Supreme Court and back twice in ten days, it was a very sad day when I announced to the world, on behalf of the Schindler family, that their beloved daughter and sister, Terri, had died on that March day in Pinellas County, Florida. This month marks 10 years since that fateful day.