William J. Murray is the chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC. For more than three decades Murray has been at the forefront of social conservatism. During the early 1980’s he served as director of Freedom’s Friends, an organization which reached out to the victims of communism worldwide. In the 1990’s he founded the first commercial Bible publishing company in the Soviet Union. For many years his organizations operated evangelistic tours to the Soviet Union for Christians.
From his office in Washington, DC, William J. Murray continues to work for the rights of Christians in America and persecuted Christians around the world. Under his guidance the Religious Freedom Coalition assists Christian refugees from Iraq and Syria as well as Palestinian Christian families and Christian schools in the West Bank. He has traveled to the Middle East and Africa numerous times. Murray has been a part of fact finding mission in such areas as Kosovo, Sudan, Morocco, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and China.
William J. Murray has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, and NBC Nightly News as well as various Fox News programs. He is a regular guest on numerous radio talk shows. Murray also speaks at numerous conferences and church events each year. He is the author of seven books including his best selling autobiography, My Life Without God, detailed his childhood in the dysfunctional home of atheist/Marxist leader Madalyn Murray O’Hair.
A recent Gallup poll showed more than half of all Americans under age thirty have a positive view of socialism–a “kinder, gentler” term for Marxism. Yet Marxist and Fascist regimes in Germany, The Soviet Union and China have slaughtered tens of millions attempting to impose their perverse ideal of “Utopia”.
This morning we talk with William Murray of The Religious Freedom Coalition about his latest book, Utopian Road to Hell: Enslaving America and the World with Central Planning.
For those new to Stand Up, here’s a refresher on William Murray:
In 1963 America’s most famous atheist, Madeline Murray O’Hair, won the landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of her son William, that effectively banned prayer in public schools. Nearly two decades later, that boy left his tumultuous childhood, grew up and in a miraculous turn of events gave his life over to Jesus Christ.
His book, My Life Without God was re-released 50 years after the banning of prayer in public schools, and he writes about God’s grace in this journey from despair to everlasting love. Today, William J. Murray is an advocate who speaks out against the persecution of Christianity in America and around the world as chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., and is active on issues related to aiding Christians in Islamic and Communist nations.
We’ll also discuss how Christians should respond to charges of bigotry and homophobia when we share the truth of God’s Word.
In one article, Dr. Richard Land of Southern Evangelical Seminary says the Church – and indeed the United States – “haven’t lost the culture war, but we’re losing it,” he tells OneNewsNow. “We’re where Britain was in June of 1940. We’re being bombed and we’re on the ropes, but we’re not defeated yet.”
Worldview expert Alex McFarland agrees – adding that victory might not look at all like believers would expect.
“The great move of God that might be first is just that Christians are willing to stand – even if it’s quite expensive and [if] jobs and popularity and social standing are lost,”
We discuss another article explaining how some conservatives continue to find it mystifying that leftists refuse to criticize Islam, even in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in American history perpetrated by ISIS sympathizer.
Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may have success wherever you go. 8 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:7-9
9 “But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. 10 The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit. Mark 13:9-11
Luke 13:1-5 (scroll over)
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10