“The American Family Association is a conservative Christian organization, headed up by Fischer, who said on CNN: “It’s an attempt to push the normalization of homosexual behavior in public schools and to eventually punish students who would express a Judeo-Christian view of sexuality.” – American Family Association Compares ‘Mix It Up at Lunch Day’ to “Poisoned Halloween Candy”
If you read the story the ‘Mix It Up‘ campaign is to get students to meet other students and switch seats in the common eating area during lunch – to promote inclusivity. But the Evangelical think-tank that is the American Family Association see’s a whole other agenda – which is ker-azy!
Who are the AFA?
Here is there Belief Statement:
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
They really are not any different than any Christian church I have seen and read belief statements about. Yet, and I am pretty sure this will be the case, Christians will say they are not part and parcel with this group and it’s ideas…yet these 7 statements they will agree with.
Truth is, and some people in these churches are more progressive, this is the kind of things Evangelical churches do on a daily basis – from your local church in your neighborhood to across the country. I think it’s best we dialogue them on some of this.