You have probably noticed that this catch phrase has surfaced and remained in the news for the past few years. As a church, we took notice even more after the defamatory CNN “exposé” of our church. Immediately following our story, we noticed a story about someone who was being “bullied.” Around the same time, Anderson Cooper’s mother appeared on his show to talk about the “bullying” that is occurring across America. What were these people talking about? Did they never attend a normal school or argue with siblings or participate in any sport events or activities? What they call “bullying” is a part of growing up.
Once, an article in the Chicago Tribune helped me understand what those who promote this anti-bullying policy are trying to accomplish. Here is an excerpt:
“People just have a better understanding and appreciation about how much impact they can have,” said Church Wolfe, president of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which works to elect openly gay and lesbian officials. Its budget has increased nearly sixfold in the past decade. “They’re electing state legislators who can deal with marriage issues. They’re electing school board members who can talk about bullying.”
The campaign against “bullying” is a sodomite agenda, and they want to demonize anyone who is “coercing” children to think as a Christian. We as biblical Christians must be aware of the attacks against our children and families. We must not sit silently in our communities and churches and let wickedness rule. There has been a weakening across America in our churches and our youth over the past two decades. A few parents and pastors who knew of our work and service for the Lord have questioned our validity and stand against CNN. Some thought we were extreme in our discipline and maybe a little “overboard,” thinking to themselves that CNN must have had some truth in their findings. Shame on pastors and parents who would side with a sodomite agenda against the church of God!
In the 40+ year history of our Academy, we have never had a child or teen commit suicide. In the 40+ year history of our Academy, we have never had to “shake down” a student with drug or alcohol paraphernalia. In the 40+ year history of our Academy, we have never had a student come in and go on a shooting spree. I can go on and on about the things that are not present in our school, and it is because we have stayed on the old paths and the “strait” and “narrow” way. It may seem archaic, but we don’t have a daycare for our teen moms, metal detectors for the entryways, or drug-sniffing dogs to make sure our campus is clean.
Christians in America had better wake up and see who and what are trying to infiltrate our churches and families. We are treading on dangerous ground when we align ourselves with the sodomites and use their terms and ideology to attack fellow Christians and churches.
Have you let the world influence your philosophy? How do you compare to the old-time fundamentalists? Are you “free thinking” or “emerging” in your philosophy? Our prayer for Fairhaven Baptist Church, Academy, and College is that we will stay on the strait and narrow path. We will not be “bullied” into letting down our standards. As Paul said in I Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”