What BCN Needs from Clergy Network Pastors

Black Community News (BCN) is the Center for Urban Renewal and Education‘s (CURE) news blog and also a source of opinions from a Christian conservative perspective.

We feature columns from syndicated writers and regular contributors, in addition to my daily blogging.

CURE’s mission is to fight poverty and restore dignity through a message of faith, freedom, and personal responsibility. BCN was created to support that mission.

We are part of the clergy department, and we want BCN to be a resource and a forum for you.

Star Parker, CURE’s founder and president, said that part of the reason God sent her to the nation’s capital was to build a media center so that the third of blacks who keep polling as evangelicals and conservatives would have a voice in the national media.

We seek to engage black Americans on the blog and on social media to discuss timely and pressing headlines and policy issues affecting their communities and interests.

We cover topics like race, protecting the unborn, immigration, the homosexual agenda, foreign policy, health care, school choice, and welfare issues such as housing, food stamps, and unemployment.

Star wanted to create a safe space for pastors to understand and discuss ideas and solutions and get back on track with public policy, and take these messages back to their congregations. BCN is part of the media machinery she envisioned.

Even though I cover a variety of topics, I’ve found myself focusing on religious freedom in the last few years, along with the insidious “transgender” ideology.

Religious freedom, as all of you know, is such an important and fundamental issue. We are blessed to live in a country where we don’t have to worship in secret and face life or death decisions about worshiping God and proclaiming our faith. While we still have this freedom, we must do all we can to protect it.

There are a number of Christian law firms that do nothing but religious freedom cases (Alliance Defending Freedom, First Liberty Institute, Liberty Counsel), and they seem to be everywhere in the news over these days. I blog about the cases and the people involved. I try to keep readers up to date. I want you to know about the big cases and the small cases, national and local.

(Read more about Jack Phillips and Coach Joe Kennedy.)

I also blog about the “transgender” issue every week. You probably know someone in your congregations or social circles who’ve had to deal with this in government schools.

I think this movement to infect government schools began in earnest during the Obama administration. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. The Obama administration redefined the word “sex” to include sexual orientation and “gender identity,” which opened the door to states creating policies that allow boys pretending to be girls to have access to facilities designated for girls.

The U.S. Congress has not amended federal law to redefine the word “sex.”

(Read more about Blake Allen and and Riley Gaines.)

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  1. Thanks Star and the BCN/CURE team:

    Pastors consider assigning a member of your congregation to head your sanctity of Life work. Out here in MN the most effective church’s, the pastor appoints someone to do the “heavy lifting” for the congregation. So many of our black pastors are bi-vocational and cannot devote the time to tackling community survival issues, but that does not exempt them for being a watchman on and crying out!

    Trans issues: Planned Parenthood in the Twin Cities is has added to their “cafeteria menu chemical castrations, trans chemicals and referrals to surgical alterations. Pass this onto your pastoral peers the link between trans-chemicals and heart failure, another reason not o mess with God’s creation: