A few days after the election, I spoke to a dear friend. “We’ve won,” he said. “We are about to get everything we’ve ever wanted!” I immediately wondered if such sentiments could lure us into a false sense of security.
If you have been paying attention to the news recently, you may have seen the controversy surrounding the selection of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the revelations about some of his previous comments and the decision to rescind the invitation. The whole episode illustrates our responsibility to speak up.
CPAC, the largest annual gathering of conservatives of all kinds, was poised to highlight Yiannopoulos, whose provocative career and alternative worldview stand in opposition to much of what we believe in.
Free speech is important. It is sacred and to be protected. One way we ensure this is to make sure our standards are in line with what our faith prescribes, then holding fast to those standards.
We must keep our eyes open and recognize the warning signs when they appear.
Our values are no longer secure in the larger “conservative movement.” We haven’t won anything – at least not in a permanent way.
There are a few lessons we must learn from this:
- We are not at “home.” Even those of us who identify as conservatives will never find peace, purity, hope or fulfillment in a political movement. Those things come from Christ alone.
- We must continue to speak. Even in a time of apparent political victory, enemies of biblical values abound – sometimes where we least expect. Now is not the time for our voices to grow quiet. Now is the time for us to speak ever louder.
- We must continue to pray.
I am incredibly humbled by the positive response we have received throughout the state, and I am encouraged by the possibilities to promote policies that make Georgia a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.
This week, I ask for your prayers.
I ask that you pray for fidelity to the Scripture, increased wisdom, continued support from those we encounter and a commitment to speaking truth always. Your prayers for Family Policy Alliance of Georgia are powerful and much appreciated!
Together, we must continue to speak out and we must pray. We also must remember that any movement not grounded in Scripture is bound to disappoint. Our hope is in Christ alone, and I thank you for your prayers as we lead a movement rooted in biblical values.
In His Service,