Sample letter encouraging pastors to preach more boldly on societal issues

Dear Pastor,

We appreciate your love and service to the Lord – to the Body of Christ in general and to us in particular. We are grateful for your commitment to improving our spiritual well-being and strengthening our families. Thank you for serving and ministering to us, often at difficult hours and in the midst of our diverse crises.

We want you to know that we understand you are in a very difficult position and under constant pressure – what Paul described in 2 Corinthians 11:28 as the daily pressure of his concern for the church.

We also understand that because of the powerful influence the culture has on us today, it is easy for our fellow church-goers to become offended and to make you the brunt of their complaints. You are the first to hear their grumbles and their rumbles, and we apologize for those who voice their negativity. We also apologize that we have not been more vocal in expressing our support and appreciation of you. We want you to know that we do have your back.

We also want to encourage you to be bold in providing a Biblical perspective and spiritual guidance on the important moral, social and cultural issues confronting us today. As never before in our history, we are facing complex problems, and there is a competing cacophony of voices telling us what to think about these issues. We need clear guidance on what the Scriptures tell us about such issues such as abortion, religious persecution, sexual identity, bioethics and so much else. Our thinking, our children and our families are under attack from so many secular voices telling us how to think about these issues.

We understand many of these things will be seen as controversial to some, but this is all the more reason we need a clear spiritual perspective on them. Everyone seems to have their own opinion, but we want to know what the Bible says on each of these issues.

We have recently discovered we are not alone in our hunger for clear guidance on specific issues. A recent survey conducted by national pollster George Barna of the American Culture & Faith Institute shows that the overwhelming majority of serious Bible-minded church-goers are also hungering for relevant information. In fact, the issues they said were "critically important" or "very important" for them to receive guidance on from the pulpit included:

1. Abortion: beginning of life, right to life, contraception, adoption, unwed mothers – 91%

2. Religious persecution/liberty: personal duty, government duty, church response, global conditions – 86%

3. Poverty: personal duty, government role, church role, homelessness, hunger, dependency – 85%

4. Cultural restoration: appropriate morals, law and order, defensible values and norms, self-government – 83%

5. Sexual identity: same-sex marriage, transgenderism, marriage, LGBT – 82%

6. Israel: its role in the world, Christian responsibility to Israel, US foreign policy toward Israel and its enemies – 80%

7. Christian heritage: role of Christian faith in American history, church role in US development, modern-day relevance – 79%

8. Role of government: biblical view, church-state relationship, personal responsibility, limitations – 76%

9. Bioethics: cloning, euthanasia, genetic engineering, cryogenics, organ donation, surrogacy – 76%

10. Self-governance: biblical support, personal conduct, impact on freedom, national sovereignty – 75%

11. Church in politics/government: separation of church and state, legal boundaries, church resistance to government – 73%

12. Islam: core beliefs, response to Islamic aggression, threat to US peace and domestic stability – 72%

We have included a copy of this fascinating survey for your perusal. (Available at www.wallbuilders.com)

We want – indeed, we need – to hear what God says about these things, which are pressing in upon our thinking from so many directions. We want you to know that if you will take leadership in teaching us about these things, we will have your back – we will ourselves stand up to the critics – we will stand with you and for you. We want to become better disciples and think like Jesus thought on all of these issues.

Sincerely,

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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