Rise Up!

Oct 19, 2014

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against
evildoers?  Psalm 94:16

“…If the church doesn’t wake up now and stand and fight there IS no church in America. This is the red line. It has been crossed. When I read about this I immediately thought THIS IS RIGHT OUT OF MY BONHOEFFER BOOK.”

So wrote Eric Metaxas on October 18, 2014 in an email exchange that included me. He is the author of the NY Times bestselling biography, Bonhoeffer, which describes the heroic stand of one pastor against the rise of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany. Eric was voicing his outrage over what he had just read concerning the subpoenas issued by the Houston mayor’s office to five Houston pastors.  Mayor Parker has demanded that the pastors turn over to her office their private papers in 17 different categories, including sermons, “speeches,” phone or private conversations that in any way touch on homosexuality, the mayor herself, and the city ordinance concerning transgender people using public restrooms.

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