Thursday, June 24, 2004

June 24, 2004

10:12 AM Just finished answering a batch of prisoner letters. This one caught my attention. It comes from a prisoner in Freehold, New Jersey:

Dear Mr. Pritchard, My name is Lawrence, age 33. I’m a person that’s been losing my whole life due to my drug addiction, in and out of all kinds of jail, lost my family, friends, hit rock bottom. I truly loved your book, An Anchor for the Soul. It made me realize that there is hope for my life, it’s not over yet. I confess that I am a sinner, and Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and help me to live each day in the knowledge of your death and resurrection. Thank you for saving me from death, I pray, to Him. Sincerely true, Lawrence

9:10 AM The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Oak Park recently held a service of “confession and absolution” asking God to forgive them for the “sin” of homophobia. One speaker asked forgiveness of GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered) people for having promoted homophobia and the “the perception of homosexuality as something sinful or evil.” To make things clear, one speaker noted that they want the GLBT people to “celebrate who they are in church.” The leaders also confessed the sin of “doctrinal rigidity,” which apparently means believing and teaching what the Bible actually says. (quotes taken from an article in the Wednesday Journal, June 23, 2004, p. 18) If you think about it, this is what these Lutheran leaders were saying: “We confess the sin of believing homosexuality is sinful. And we repent of not having rejecting the biblical teaching sooner.” Or to say more plainly, “We repent of righteousness and we confess that we no longer believe what the Bible says.” The words of Isaiah 5:20 come to mind: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” 8:16 AM From 1:20-2 PM I’ll be doing an interview with Kevin McCullough on WMCA in New York. 8:13 AM Steve Boisse sent a link to this article called, “Los Angeles Succumbs to ACLU War on Religion in the Public Square.” It’s sad to see the ACLU “rewrite history” to expunge all mention of religion from our public symbol. This didn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of a carefully orchestrated campaign to eradicate religion from American public life. 8:11 AM Yesterday on Focus on the Family, Dennis Prager presented a strong defense of traditional marriage and showed why same-sex marriage is such a dangerous concept. If you’d like to hear the broadcast, go to this website, then click on either Windows Media or RealAudio.

Do you have any thoughts or questions about this post?