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Billy Graham Spoke to America, Its Social Issues and Told Us How to be Free

By Dr. Mark Creech
Chrittian Action League
February 23, 2018

Among the dozens of things written about Billy Graham, after his passing earlier this week, was something I found on the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) website.

In a statement about the world-renowned evangelist’s death, FFRF noted a time when Christopher Hitchens, who has been hailed as an antitheist, was once asked if he believed Billy Graham was an evil man. Hitchens replied, “Yes, disgustingly evil man.”

The article then went on to argue that Graham worked to destroy America’s secular government. Read the rest of this entry »

Governor Cooper Tells Amazon North Carolinians with Conservative Values are Like an Embarrassing Uncle in the Family

Creech says Governor’s remarks no different than Hillary’s ‘basket of deplorables’ comment
By M.H. Cavanaugh
Christian Action League
February 23, 2018

RALEIGH – In a letter written to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, NC Governor Roy Cooper, urges the company to consider making the state its home for a second headquarters. But it’s the way the Governor describes conservative North Carolinians that is likely to offend a large segment of its citizenry.

In addition to citing the state’s “business-friendly economy that growing companies love,” Cooper references previous support for HB 2 by lawmakers and others as a kind of anomaly in the state. His words are indicative of shame and embarrassment.

He writes: “Finally, I want to tell you that North Carolina is a welcoming state. Like every family with an embarrassing uncle or two, we have a few politicians who want it to be 1957 instead of 2017.”

Dr. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, said he believes Cooper’s remarks are equivalent to Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” statement concerning Trump supporters. Read the rest of this entry »

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Compromises on LGBTQ Hiring Policy

By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
February 22, 2018

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s recent decision to change its hiring policy to allow LGBT individuals to hold some staff positions is not surprising to the Rev. Mark Creech.

The executive director of the Christian Action League said this week that the policy change is the result of the organization’s refusal to embrace the inerrancy of Scripture. He said theological moderates like those leading the CBF were once at the helm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

“I sought to work with these folks in the name of Christ. Nevertheless, I often found myself in debate with them over the nature of Holy Writ. I truly believe that they were believers, followers of Christ, and not hypocrites,” he said. “But when necessary, I firmly challenged them that their position on Scripture was untenable. I argued that it would fail them, as well as move Southern Baptists away from historic Baptist orthodoxy. Read the rest of this entry »

Billy Graham Has Passed

By Dr. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
February 21, 2018

Billy Graham has passed. He was 99 years-old. We knew it wouldn’t be long before he would be face to face with the One whom he sought to faithfully represent. Now he is in heaven with his Lord. We mourn but also rejoice at his home-going.

A speech teacher was once asked what it would take to be a good preacher. She replied, “Fill your mouth with marbles and practice speaking. Take the marbles out of your mouth one by one; when you lose all your marbles, then you’ll be a preacher.” This seems to be a common perception, although I believe it’s a misguided one, of most evangelical preachers today. But no one could seriously make such a claim against Graham.

Graham proclaimed the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ with incredible simplicity and clarity. He spoke with profound wisdom on so many subjects. His remarks were always thoroughly biblical.

In the coming days, many will likely laud Graham as a great unifier. He was, but not at the expense of truth. Graham also understood the offense of the Cross of Jesus Christ. He once said, “If you take a stand [for God] and mean it, you may suffer…Some of your friends will drift away. They don’t want to be with people like you. You speak to their conscience. They feel uncomfortable in your presence because you live for God.” Read the rest of this entry »

NC Churches Pervert Ash Wednesday: ‘All That Glitters Isn’t Godly’

By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
February 16, 2018

Churches that added glitter to their Ash Wednesday observances in an effort to be more inclusive are actually doing an injustice to the Gospel, the church, the country and even the gay community, according to the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League.

“All that glitters isn’t godly,” he said in response to reporting on the practice, which was embraced by a handful of North Carolina churches. “Rather than upholding the Word of God, they are denying its comprehensive inerrancy and divine authority in all matters of faith and practice. What is it to proclaim Christ died for all, while also denying the need for repentance from sexual sin? It is nothing but to betray Christ with a kiss just as Judas did. It is inclusivity and diversity gone amuck.”

Observed on the first day of Lent, the six-week period of repentance before Easter, Ash Wednesday often includes the use of ashes produced by the burning of the palm leaves from the previous year’s Palm Sunday celebrations. A priest or pastor dips his finger in the ashes and makes a cross on the parishioner’s forehead, urging them to “Repent, and believe in the Gospel,” or to “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Read the rest of this entry »

How the Loud Left Hijacked Hate

By Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association
February 14, 2018

One of the most insidious impacts of the “progressive” movement of the last 20 years is the way the voices of the liberal left have imposed politically correct language on the American public by creating new meanings for old words.

For example, in an attempt to quash reasoned dialogue on important cultural and moral issues, the misuse of the word “hate” has worked very well for the left against conservative Christians. Most Americans – especially Christians – recoil at the idea of hating people. Rightfully so. Therefore, if one can establish hate as the motive for opposing a particular issue or behavior, it sabotages any real debate. End of discussion.

The progressive parade is crowded with societal movers and shakers. They control much of our culture – media, education, entertainment, business, and government. The legions are led by a fervent few, religious zealots in their own right. Read the rest of this entry »

Minister Doesn’t Want Amazon HQ 2 if They Push LGBTQ Agenda

REV. MARK CREECH: ‘They could possibly bring considerable political leverage along with them…’
By Katie J. Read
Liberty Headlines
February 14, 2018

Twenty cities are vying to be selected by Amazon as the location for its second-headquarters.

The winning region would win 50,000 well-paying jobs and a $5-billion building, but one North Carolina pastor says the company’s presence in his state may do more to hurt than help.

Raleigh is among 11 cities on Amazon’s list of finalists that do not specifically prohibit discrimination of LGBTQ people.

Conservative Christian lobbyist Rev. Mark Creech, who directs public policy organization Christian Action League of North Carolina, said he thinks Amazon would push state lawmakers to enact laws that advance the LGBTQ agenda. Read the rest of this entry

Romance, Love, and Valentine’s Day

By Dr. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
February 14, 2018

Rev. & Mrs. Creech before marriage

James Dobson in a discussion about romantic love tells a revealing story about a high school football team located in a small Oklahoma town. Every Friday night the team took a drubbing from its opposing players. It was humiliating for the community.

One night, after another devastating defeat, a wealthy oil producer decided to take matters into his own hands. He was given permission to speak to the team in the locker room and proceeded to offer every boy and their coach a brand new Ford if they would defeat their rivals in the upcoming game.

The team went crazy with delight. They cheered. They slapped one another on the back. At night they dreamed about touchdowns and revving engines. They were in ecstasy.

Finally, when the big night arrived, excitement was at a fever pitch. The coach said a few inane words before the team hurried off to face their opponents. They huddled, put their hands together on the sidelines, and exuberantly shouted “Rah!” Then they ran onto the field and were totally trounced 38-0. Read the rest of this entry »

Former NC Magistrate Wins Landmark Federal Ruling for Religious Liberty

By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
February 9, 2018

A former North Carolina magistrate has secured a landmark federal ruling for religious liberty. In response, the state has agreed in a settlement to pay the magistrate $300,000 for lost pay, retirement benefits, and attorneys’ fees. The case involved the magistrate being forced out of her job because of her religious beliefs against same-sex marriage.

Gayle Myrick, a magistrate who served for several years in Union County, was forced to resign her position in 2014 after same-sex marriage became legal in the state. Myrick, also a Southern Baptist, says that she never wanted to stand in the way of same-sex couples getting married, but neither could she deny her deeply held religious convictions which prohibited her from presiding over gay nuptials. Read the rest of this entry »

Planned Parenthood’s ‘Get Real’ Sex-Ed Ousted in Cumberland County

By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
February 8, 2018

Middle school students in Cumberland County will not be learning sex education from Planned Parenthood, since parents took a stand against the abortion provider’s controversial “Get Real” curriculum.

The 10-day program that Planned Parenthood says is aimed at reducing risky sexual behavior among sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders includes discussions on sexual preference, condom demonstrations and other topics that many parents consider inappropriate. It was set to be piloted in nine schools last October, when parental concerns prompted school system officials to delay implementation and form a committee of three teachers and three community members to review the curriculum. Read the rest of this entry »