Last week we noted that Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church had tapped a new pastor to replace the late D. James Kennedy who appeared intent on modernizing the church and removing it from the political and culture wars.
But just because change might be coming to the church doesn’t seem to mean that any sort of similar change will be coming to its political arm, Coral Ridge Ministries:
Many traditional marriage supporters have been taken aback by the pro-gay rights tone the Whitehouse.gov website has taken for its “Civil Rights” agenda, which supports the expansion of hate crimes statutes, discrimination employment laws that would grant special protections to the LBGT community, gay civil unions, gay couples’ adoption rights and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell” policy.
Coral Ridge Ministries, a Christian media organization, also sent out an e-mail alert over the weekend stating, “Our new president wants to force Americans to accept homosexuality in the workplace and in the military.”
“Right now, the President has the political wind at his back. Most in the media and Congress are cheering for him and his agenda to succeed,” the ministry added. “That means he most likely will unless men and women of moral conviction and courage stand up and say ‘No!'”
The email from Coral Ridge Ministries can be found here:
“It’s only the third day of Barack Obama’s presidency, but he just announced his aggressive plan to force Americans to accept homosexuality.
His just-revealed gay rights agenda, posted on the http://whitehouse.gov website, is a dream come true for the homosexual lobby. Our new president wants to force Americans to accept homosexuality in the workplace and in the military. Plus, he will push hard to pass hate crimes legislation and give marriage benefits to same-sex couples.
Here’s a short list of what our new president wants to do:
– Pass hate crimes legislation that will criminalize opposition to homosexuality.
– Allow homosexuals to enter into civil unions, which will ‘give same-sex couples legal rights and privileges equal to those of married couples.’
– Repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
– Oppose a federal constitutional amendment to limit marriage to a man and a woman.
– Repeal federal law to allow open homosexuals to serve in the U.S. military.
– Give homosexual couples the right to adopt young children.
– Fight AIDS with sex education, condoms, and needle-exchange programs.
Right now, the President has the political wind at his back. Most in the media and Congress are cheering for him and his agenda to succeed. That means he most likely will unless men and women of moral conviction and courage stand up and say ‘No!’…”