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The radical LGBTQ Human Rights Coalition is demanding Joe Biden strip Christian schools and colleges of their accreditation. Now the intentionally misnamed "Equality Act" will accomplish that and more.
The Equality Act was passed by a narrow margin in the House and is now live in the Senate where we can stop it if we voice opposition now.
First, the bill will require schools to accept abortion. Schools that offer health insurance for students must include abortion.
Paul Harvey never claimed to be a prophet. But, in 1965, the well-known and beloved broadcaster did a piece on his radio program, The Rest of the Story, that even Bible scholars and prophets would approve.
The piece, titled "If I Were the Devil," caused quite a stir more than 50 years ago. But the words of Harvey, an adamant believer in the Lord Jesus Christ who passed away in 2009, ring truer today more than ever. Here is a short excerpt, and you can listen to it in its entirety here:
"If I were the devil ... If I were the prince of darkness, I'd want to engulf the whole world in darkness. And I'd have a third of its real estate, and four-fifths of its population, but I wouldn't be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree—thee. So I'd set about however necessary to take over the United States. I'd subvert the churches first—I'd begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: 'Do as you please.'
Conservatives within the United Methodist Church have announced their plans to form a new denomination, the Global Methodist Church, with a doctrine that does not allow for same-sex marriage. The move is expected to hasten the long-anticipated split of the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination.
The UMC's General Conference, at which such a split would be debated, has now been postponed for two years and is scheduled to take place in Minneapolis Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2022, per RNS. Conservative Methodists first put forward a plan to separate from the church in 2019 after much contention over the approval of the church's so-called Traditional Plan, which upheld opposition to the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ United Methodists.
"The church is basically stalemated right now," the Rev. Keith Boyette, president of the Wesleyan Covenant Association and chair of the Transitional Leadership Council, which is guiding the creation of the Global Methodist Church, said in an announcement on the WCA website. "We don't believe an additional year is going to be helpful for anybody."
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