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   NCC Report                   October 2014

 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.

 The Words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark 8:38

Dear Friends,

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my Lord to be ashamed of me for not standing up to political correctness and judicial activism when it comes to a marriage culture that violates God’s Law.

Jesus was responding to some Pharisees regarding a question about divorce when He responded with:

4 “Haven’t you read, that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female 5 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh?  6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

The Apostle Paul repeated Jesus’ Words about marriage, then made a comparison to Christ and His Church in Ephesians 5:31-32:

31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”

The union of man and woman in marriage is a mystery because it conceals, as in a parable, a truth about Christ and the church.

The divine reality hidden in the metaphor of marriage is that God ordained a permanent union between His Son and the church.

Human marriage is the earthly image of God’s divine plan.

As God willed for Christ and the church to become one body (Gal. 3:28; 1 Cor. 12:13), so He willed for marriage to reflect this pattern—that the husband and wife become one flesh (Gen. 2:24).

In the photo to the right our legal team is preparing

for the oral arguments at the Ninth Circuit Court of

Appeals in San Francisco, where three justices

overturned our marriage amendment.
Regardless of what the courts ultimately decide, we are

bound as Christians to stand up for biblical marriage.
The legal battle over the definition of marriage is not over; marriage is too important to allow unelected judges to overturn the decision of millions of voters in this country. The Supreme Court is waiting for one of the Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold traditional marriage; then they will need to take up the issue and decide between opposing decisions.
There are two other pressing issues related to the degradation of marriage….

Religious Liberty and the education of our children.

Religious Liberty

I’m sure you have heard about the numerous cases of faith-based businesses and individuals in the work place being targeted by homosexual activists. No one should be forced to choose between strongly held religious beliefs and their livelihood.

One of the most recent cases involves a New York farm that has been fined $13,000.00.

As reported by “OneNewsNow.com”;

“Liberty Ridge Farms, located in New York, was recently fined $10,000 and ordered to pay two lesbians $1,500 each. That’s because the Gifford family, which owns the farm, refused to rent its facilities for a lesbian wedding because of their religious beliefs”.

Another recent Religious Liberty ruling was reported on by TownHall.com:

“… a Lexington Human Rights Commission hearing examiner issued a recommended ruling that the owner of a T-shirt company violated a local ordinance against sexual-orientation discrimination.

The examiner concluded that Blaine Adamson of “Hands On Originals” broke the law in 2012 by declining to print shirts promoting the Lexington Pride Festival. The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization subsequently filed a complaint.

“No one should be forced by the government or by another citizen to endorse or promote ideas with which they disagree,” said ADF attorney Jim Campbell. “Blaine declined to the request to print the shirts not because of any characteristic of the people who asked for them, but because of the message that the shirts would communicate.”
Education of Our Children

During the campaigns for our defense of marriage amendment, we argued that if same-sex marriage was given legal status, homosexuality would be taught to our children in Nevada’s schools.

Well actually it’s worse! The Clark County School District introduced the “Sexuality Information Education Council of the United States” (SIECUS) report as a guideline for revamping the sex education curriculum.

Many of the recommendations in the report ignited outrage

among parents at a recent sex education sub-committee

meeting. Here are just four of the suggested messages

for “Level 1 – ages 5-8:

 

  • “Touching and rubbing one’s own genitals to feel good

is called masturbation,” page 57.

  • “The most common ways for a person to get an STD is

to participate in sexual behavior…” page 86

  • “Some people are homosexual, which means they can

be attracted to and fall in love with someone of the

same gender,” page 10.

  • “Vaginal intercourse– when a penis is placed inside the

vagina– is the most common way for a sperm and egg

to join,” page6.
These are suggested messages for five-year-olds!!! I can’t believe that anyone would think that these messages are appropriate for a five-year-old child. Whoever moved this report forward at the school district should be fired.

I wrote this over a year ago and it bears repeating today…..

Yes, Christians are discouraged. We have suffered a major setback. We have lost several battles but we have not lost the war. The Apostle Paul made it clear that we should not be discouraged. In 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 he said,

Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

He further says in Romans 12:9-12 and Galatians 6:9

… Hate what is evil; cling to what is good….. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Our opposition works in secret and shameful ways using deception and distorting God’s Word. We have the TRUTH on our side and we should be the ones that are emboldened!

One last item. You can obtain our Values Voter Guide by going to our website:

                     www.nevadaconcernedcitizens.org

 The byline on our Values Voter Guide states:

BE AN INFORMED VOTER ♦♦♦ THEN VOTE YOUR VALUES

Sincerely,

Richard Ziser, Director

On Behalf of the NCC Board

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