Courage! What makes the elephant charge…
“In Kansas, we are not in culture war-fearing territory anymore, Toto.” That’s how U.S. News and World Report kicks off an interesting new piece about the importance of social issues in the heartland — and how embracing the moral and social issues could be the deciding factor for candidates like Gov. Sam Brownback (R). For the mainstream media, it’s a head-scratcher. While moderates treat life and marriage like radioactive material, the press seems surprised that real conservatives refuse to retreat. Unlike the Scott Walkers of the GOP, neither Sen. Pat Roberts nor Gov. Brownback are following the Establishment’s retreat from fundamental values issues, rather they have the courage to stand up for what is right.
For example, earlier this month, Sen. Roberts grabbed plenty of headlines for his debate with independent candidate Greg Orman, who said America needs to “move past abortion.” The stunned senator fired back, “Get past the rights of the unborn? Get past the guarantee of life for those at the end of life? … I don’t think you can say that with any degree of conscience.” Like us, he doesn’t understand why or how Americans should “move past” a debate that’s cost our country more than 55 million innocent lives.
This morning, before speaking to a gathering of pastors, Sen. Roberts had a chance to talk about life and other issues at a special event with the Duggars in Overland Park, as part of the FRC Action “Faith, Family, Freedom Bus Tour.” Together, they energized the crowd and challenged Kansans to stand for the American family on Election Day.(To continue following the bus, please visit our website at FRCAction.org/bustour. Also, help spread the word on social media using our hashtag #FFFTOUR14.)
Gov. Brownback had a similar message encouraging pastors to make their ministries a testament to the world in a different way when he joined me and our Church Ministries team at FRC’s regional pastors briefing in Overland Park. Well over 100 area church leaders from various denominations were informed, encouraged and will no doubt become more engaged as a result of messages from Vision America’s Dr. Rick Scarborough, Dr. Kenyn Cureton, David and Jason Benham and myself.
Report via FRCAction.org
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