Taking a S.T.A.N.D. for God & Country


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The second presidential debate is now history, and for Values Voters especially, the debates have confirmed a huge and deeply troubling gap between the two parties and their presidential nominees on fundamental moral and religious issues.

Bishop-Jackson-DCThe question for all of us is thus very simple.   Who will take a stand for the inalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – or what our Founders understood to mean as “Virtue”? And who will take a stand for Faith, Marriage, and the Family?

Sadly, President Obama and the Democratic Party are taking a stand on the wrong side. For example, on the all-important issue of Life, they believe it is perfectly all right to destroy unborn babies right up until actual delivery and even, in President Obama’s case, after they have been delivered.

On the issue of Marriage, they believe men should be allowed to marry men and women to marry women. Moreover, they oppose and plan to overturn a federal law passed in 1996 that defines marriage as between only one man and one woman.

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And now they are forcing faith-based organizations to violate their conscience, particularly on the Life issue. So much for their inalienable right of Liberty and also for the First Amendment right to the free exercise of their religion.

Therefore, is it any wonder that pastors across the country are now taking a stand as never before for the religious and moral principles on which America was founded and has prospered.

So what can “We the People” do to help restore America to its Godly Heritage on Nov. 6?

That is one of the questions we will ask Bishop E.W. Jackson as we talk about “Taking a S.T.A.N.D. for God & Country”. We will also ask him why he believes America is at one of the most “critical periods” in our history, and that if we don’t take a STAND now, we will fall.

VFIA #235 – Taking a S.T.A.N.D. for God & Country from Dean Welty on Vimeo.

Bishop Jackson is a former Marine and a Harvard Law School graduate, with additional studies at Harvard Divinity School.  He is the founder and President of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True to America’s National Destiny), is a frequent guest on national media, pastors a church in Chesapeake, and is now calling for all God-fearing Americans to leave the Democratic Party.

Dean_WeltyDean Welty (right) serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Christian Alliance and is Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley that helps build Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He also hosts a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action“.

Valley Faith in Action airs at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on WAZT-TV, which is Comcast Cable Channel 13 in the Harrisonburg area. It will air again at Wednesday midnight.  You can also access it and other recent programs by clicking HERE.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views the Virginia Christian Alliance

About the Author

Dean Welty
Dean Welty is Founder and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that works to defend and advance issues of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He has developed and led numerous seminars on “America’s Godly Heritage” and “Capstone: The Christian’s Role in Culture and Public Policy”, hosted a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”, and is co-host of a weekly radio program entitled “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet”. He is a former public school teacher, overseas missionary, and senior diplomat with assignments in Asia, Washington, New York with the U.S. Mission to the UN, and as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dean and his wife Janet live in Harrisonburg, VA.