Be Zealous for Good Works

good-worksFor nearly 40 years, Congress has acknowledged the right of taxpayers to not have to sacrifice their consciences and pay for abortions, except if a pregnancy arises from incest or rape. This boilerplate stipulation, known as the Hyde Amendment, after Rep. Henry Hyde of Illinois, has been a rider on related spending appropriations for which federal funds are available under Medicaid, since 1976.

Yet the minority party has now brought the legislative process in the Senate to a halt, over a previously considered bi-partisan bill, S. 178, to limit human sex trafficking. They claim shock and surprise that this spending measure included the historic Hyde language ban on taxpayer-funded abortions. Senator Cornyn (R-Texas) says “the abortion lobby has been working very hard to derail this legislation” and the minority party wants to “re-litigate the Hyde Amendment.”

Contact your senators and ask them to pass this vital bill to limit human sex traffic and support the Hyde amendment rider in S.178.

Here is a Biblical basis for your stance on public policy and moral issues…

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Titus 2:11-14 NKJV

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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