An acclaimed author, radio host and biblical scholar says Christians need to stand for what is right as LGBT activists pressure states that are trying to protect citizens' religious freedom and personal privacy.
North Carolina has come under fire for preventing transgendered men from using women's restrooms. Mississippi has also been criticized for providing religious freedom for businesses, pastors and individuals who oppose homosexuality on religious grounds. Bruce Springsteen and PayPal have openly voiced their opinions against the pro-family legislation.
Dr. Michael Brown, who serves as founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in North Carolina and also as the director of the Coalition of Conscience, tells OneNewsNow that it is important to do what is right for the next generation —and for the Lord.
"The unspoken mantra of ‘gay’ activists has been, ‘We will intimidate and we will manipulate until you capitulate,’” Brown explains. “And our answer has to be we will not capitulate.”
The Messianic Jewish leader says that Christians across America must encourage their church leaders to train them how to handle such a sensitive issue outside church doors.
“Believers need to tell their pastors, please stand,” Brown asserts. “Walk in love towards all, but please equip us — please teach on these things.”
He also maintains that Bible-believing Christians must encourage those in office to stand by and fight for the Christian principles upon which America was founded — especially with the presidential election coming up in November.
“We need to call our elected officials who are standing and say we've got your back; we're voting for you, we're standing with you,” the Christian leader exhorts believers. “We need to pray for the upcoming elections that God will raise up godly leaders and a godly president to help point us in the right direction."
Dr. Brown insists that Christians also need to examine their own hearts to see if there are wrong attitudes toward those who identify as homosexual. He says that despite our differences with them, we need to reach out, build relationships and share the Good News of Jesus.