Why the World Should Matter to Americans

We live in an increasingly smaller world. Information travels at the speed of the Internet. There are a variety of important reasons why what happens in the rest of the world matters in America. You will read about some of them below. In addition, the one reason that should be central in our thinking is that as Christians we have a charge to reach the world. As a lawyer I stand on the front lines against the tide. We fight to maintain the open doors for the proclamation of the Gospel. This fight more often than not involves directly battling to keep the public places open for the expression of religious belief. We can no longer afford to look at our world as only America. We live in a larger place and this larger place must include the entire world and the legal work that must be done there to protect religious freedom.

 

America is a world leader in a number of fields. We must lead in the field of religious freedom. To do that, we must help train and develop a network of Christian attorneys, around the world, who are capable of standing up for repressed minorities in their own countries. If we do not do this, one day we will find that our own freedoms are shrinking further in the tide of lost religious liberties elsewhere.

 

What happens in America will eventually happen in other key areas of the world.  Just as true is that what happens in key areas around the globe will eventually happen in America.  We cannot simply turn our back on what happens in the courtrooms and parliamentary halls of other countries and hope that we will not be affected by the outcome of their debates over the moral and legal issues of our day.  We must be proactive around the globe, just as we are proactive in America.

 

In both the United States and in the rest of the world the clear end goal is a purely secular society that is based on the acceptance of all lifestyle choices and the concept that science should be the determiner of the national moral structure rather than religion.  Or the goal is a fanatical religious base that does not accept the teachings of the mainstream Christian church.  Either way we cannot wait until the change comes and hope to battle the forces of change.  We must begin to stem the tide now.

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