Christians are in the world but not to be of the world. We are commanded to love all people, even those who are enemies of God. But we are also called to obey God and not man when those are in contradiction. Congress is preparing to pass national anti-discrimination laws mandating that transgenders be given civil rights protections in hiring and services acquired from businesses. This morning we look at a new survey that shows a majority of professing Christians agree with this proposal.
In our first segment, we look at the most popular questions college students have about God, life and this world with Jane Pantig of Ratio Christi Ministries.
How do we answer their important questions in a way that encourages them to reason and think, hopefully pointing them to the gospel and faith in Jesus Christ?
Barna: “The term ‘practicing Christian’ is defined as people who attend church at least once per month, call themselves Christian and say their faith is very important in their life.”
Next, we better define exactly what it means to be an evangelical.
A majority of white evangelical Americans support laws providing legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgenders so that they can’t be discriminated against for jobs, public accommodations and housing, newly released polling data shows. As Democrats in Congress reintroduced the Equality Act on Wednesday, the Public Religion Research Institute released data Tuesday showing that majorities from every state favor nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people. …But even though white evangelicals are largely seen as theologically opposed to homosexuality and transgender identity, 54 percent of white evangelical Protestants surveyed said they support LGBT nondiscrimination protections.