Today Americans anxiously await the outcome of a Supreme Court decision on a recent health care law. This piece of legislation deeply affects the community we serve as these individuals are frequent consumers of health services. Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on this law.
This situation begs the question of how active those of us in Christian ministry should be in the social and political arena. While churches and Christian non-profits need to be very careful not to endorse candidates or parties in order to keep their 501(c)(3) status, taking policy positions are not necessarily out of order. Standing for values such as sanctity of life, humane care of the disabled, and moral behavior offers the leadership that those we serve are looking for. We are also uniquely positioned to remind individuals that there hope is in Christ alone, not a party, not a law. And Christian organizations like The Center of Bioethics and Culture add value to what is going on in the secular world.
How is your organization handling these issues? We’d love to hear from YOU!