Idaho Lady Tries To Beat, Choke Jewish Woman Into Personal Relationship With Jesus
Yes, it's OK to distance yourself from the crazies, but sometimes distancing is not enough. So many Christians cry "we're not like that" while silently condoning the actions of the embarrassing few. Every day we see people who embarrass Christianity by using it to the extreme, like the case of the homeschoolers who tried to sell their daughter in marriage.
You have the right at any time to stop this preaching to repent of your sins and to confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Attorney -- Romans 10:9-10. If you do not confess Christ, you will be convicted of sin before the Divine Court of Law and face an eternal sentence in Hell -- Revelation 20:12-15. Do You Understand?
In a political landscape that has religious freedom as its mantra and "religious persecution" as its great social concern, the force of evangelism goes unnoticed: International Cops for Christ is just one of the organizations that promotes what some people might consider forced conversions.
Project ROSE is a Phoenix
city program that arrests sex
workers in the name of saving them. In five two-day stings, more than 100
police officers targeted alleged sex workers on the street and online. They
brought them in handcuffs to the Bethany Bible Church. There, the sex workers
were forced to meet with prosecutors, detectives, and representatives of
Project ROSE, who offered a diversion program to those who qualified. Those who
did not may face months or years in jail.
In the Bethany Bible Church, those arrested were not allowed to speak to lawyers. Despite the handcuffs, they were not officially "arrested" at all.
In Montgomery, Alabama, a similar program, called Operation Good Shepherd, is explicitly designed to bring young women under the power of local Christian leaders. "What we want to do is combine the religious community and the Mont gomery Police Department, and we want to unite those as one," explained police corporal David Hicks. No non-Christian religious groups are allowed to participate in the program.
Grass roots conversion conspiracy? Perhaps. But policing souls is what many evangelicals see as a calling, forgetting such things as separation of church and state and the individual's right not to be coerced into any form of religion.