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And now for a little space grace hath been shewed from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. Ezra 9:8 My mind keeps going back to the phrase ‘a little space [of] grace’ as I reflect on the work we did in 2016 for our Christian Schools. In my efforts on Capitol Hill our work was centered on the First Amendment Defense Act or FADA H.B. 2802. My goals on my congressional visits were to find co-sponsors of the bill and then to ask that if the bill comes up for a vote, would they be willing to vote for it. I felt that my time doing this was profitable in that we were able to find co-sponsors and some were surprised that when asked about their vote, replied something to the effect “Why would I co-sponsor a bill I wouldn’t vote for”? Here is where we are today. Typically, politics is downstream of culture, that is, our politicians have a tendency to follow what they hear at the voting booth and also when they’re back in the district listening to their voters. Apparently the voters who said that they have had enough of politics as usual in Washington DC. People are tired of Christian bakers being sued for their faith and convictions of not wanting to make the same sex wedding cake. An interesting sidenote is that Brad Avakian, the politician who fined them $135,000.00, lost his bid...Learn More
June 2016 Dear Friends of MACS, I trust your summer is going well and that you are looking forward to our time together at our Great Lakes Christian Educators’ Convention in Kalamazoo on October 6 & 7, 2016. We have put together an outstanding line-up of work shop speakers and exhibitors. To date we are planning on over 110 work shops to assist your teachers and faculty as they teach, guide and influence your students in the Cause of Christian Education. Our general session speakers of Dr. Jackson and Dr. Jeff Redlin have a passion for Christian Education and will ‘Ring the Bell’ for every teacher engaged in the sacred calling of not just the heart of education but also the education of the heart. We are working diligently to have as many exhibitors there to assist you in fundraising and service of your school. We already have over 30 exhibitors registered with many more to come between now and convention time. Please send your staff to GLCEC.net for more information about the convention. Additional copies of this letter can be found at MACShome.org for anyone you wish to send a link to. Respectfully, Tim...Learn More
MACS Monitor June 2016 “Hatred of Walpole was almost the only feeling which was common to them. On this one point, therefore, they concentrated their whole strength. With gross ignorance, or gross dishonesty, they represented the Minister as the main grievance of the state. His dismissal, his punishment, would prove the certain cure for all the evils the nation suffered.” Thomas Babington Macauley The cultural shift we are witnessing with accommodations for the LGBT community is breathtaking. That is not to say that it happened overnight. No, this constant ebbing away from traditional marriage and erosion of the traditional family has been in motion for decades. We are watching it gather almost rip-tide proportions. The farther we drift from the Original Intent of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, the more you will see society become the law of the land. When society says there are no absolutes, society has just made itself absolute. When I testified at the State Board of Education hearing on the transgender bathroom directive, it became painfully obvious that we have left the cognitive realm and we now live in the effective realm. Facts, history and evidence don’t factor in to their decision making. It only matters how you feel about something. This whole issue is an issue of their making. They are the aggressors in pushing this agenda. They will not accept anything less than extinguishing any light of family, decency and modesty. While they present themselves as victims only wishing to live a life of love and roses, their tactics of silencing through intimidation are pretty obvious. The day of their supreme court victory...Learn More
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