Saturday is July 4th. As we celebrate our country’s independence we are reminded how vital American leadership is to the betterment of our world. Part of that leadership involves being a protector of human rights, including religious freedom. In the wake of U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling redefining marriage, new challenges arise. For example, will religious organizations be discriminated against for their belief that marriage is a sacrament uniting one man and one woman in a life-long and loving commitment? There are also challenges on the international stage. Will America take a leadership role in halting global warming and adverse climate change? Lack of action on this front could undermine human habitation of this planet by the turn of the next century. Americans have much to be thankful for but there are many challenges ahead of us. Let us pray for the Lord’s guidance as we make important decisions, both in our private and public lives.
Posted: July 2, 2015