GOVERNER BEEBE APPOINTS FIRST OPENLY GAY MEMBER TO STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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For those who read this blog from outside of Arkansas, we’ve done it again.  I must say we are not as spiritually “gone” as many states, but we are not immune from the cultural change that is occurring nationwide.

If you need proof that my headline has happened, click here.

http://content.usatoday.com/topics/article/People/Politicians,+Government+Officials,+Strategists/Governors,+Mayors/mike+beebe/07Eg1M92Lr2du/1

Sadly, one of the state’s lesser known news sources, printed an illuminating article which one may read here.

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2012/07/06/right-wingers-blast-jay-barth-appointment-to-state-board-of-education

The article gives more info on Mr. Barth’s lifestyle.  He traveled to New York so that his homosexual marriage would be legal.  Additionally, the piece calls Jerry Cox, a man whom I have worked with on a moral issue, the leader of the Arkansas Family Council, one of the state’s oldest formal hate groups.

Jerry Cox is one of the bravest, godly men in Arkansas in my opinion.  He has stood up for Biblical principles when many pastors haven’t.

And now Jerry is the leader of a “hate group,” according to a newspaper that has quite a circulation.

It is interesting that the newspaper itself admits that Mr. Barth has written for it.  They are proud of it.

I know Jerry Cox well enough to know that the only thing he hates is sin.  He does not hate Mr. Barth.  It is evidence that taking a Biblical stand on an issue makes one a “hater” in certain circles.

Need more be said?

Yes.

I live in the “Bible Belt.”  There are 230 churches in my county.  There are 75 counties in Arkansas. This gay man will be helping make decisions that affect the education of the children around me and around the state.

I thank God for men like Jerry Cox.  Please pray for the pastors and workers that are drawing a line in the sand.  Unfortunately, the majority of folks don’t know what’s happening or don’t care.

I care, and if it wasn’t for my pastor I wouldn’t have known about this story.  Is your pastor informing you of these issues?  If not, you need to find a good source of information; one that tells the truth of our situation.

My pastor thinks we can still reverse things.  He is correct, of course.  God’s Word says that, if His people will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, he will heal their land.  The question is: “Will we turn from our wicked ways?”

We don’t have a very good track record of late.  Our situation, combined with the situation in the Middle East, and the financial situation worldwide leads me to believe the answer is “no.”

What has created the entire mess?  Sin.  The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.  Anyone who has read this blog long enough knows that I believe there is only one answer.  That answer is to trust in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

God will not bless those who do not trust.  I’m not referring to financial, personal, or physical blessings.  I am referring to spiritual blessings.

When Jerry Cox becomes the “leader of a hate group,” we are in serious trouble.

May God have mercy on us.

Chris Reimers

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