Screen shot 2014-12-08 at 10.38.26 AMThe following comes from a Dec. 8 email sent by Alliance Defending Freedom.

Allied Attorneys:

You have probably already heard about the pastors in Houston and the Knapps in Idaho.

Sexual orientation, gender identity ordinances – like the ordinances in Houston and Coeur D’Alene, Idaho – are designed to legally compel Christians to accept, endorse, and even promote messages, ideas, and events that violate their faith – all under the guise of “anti-discrimination.”

These ordinances elevate sexual politics over our fundamental freedoms, especially the freedom of speech and religion.

Ministries that remain true to Scripture’s teachings about sexuality and gender may find themselves threatened, or even punished, by these ordinances. But there are steps that ministries can take to lessen the likelihood that will occur.

ADF has developed a free legal guide explaining how churches, Christian schools, and Christian ministries can prepare for the threat these ordinances pose.  We hope you’ll distribute this to pastors, school administrators and other ministry leaders in your sphere of influence.  We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the legal guide’s recommendations so you will be prepared to help churches, Christian schools, and Christian ministries that seek your counsel.

Download your free electronic copy by clicking here.