The Christian Action League is the oldest Christian Public Policy organization in North Carolina. The League places such matters as gender, the fixed nature of male and female, the sacredness of home life in the roles of a husband and wife, the precious gift of unborn children with their inherent right to life, the right of every person to practice his or her faith freely without government interference, far above popular emerging trends.
The League contends traditional Christian teaching with the Holy Scriptures as a sole, infallible and sufficient guide is an indispensable support for human happiness and political prosperity. Furthermore, the League believes every Christian is obligated to be his “brother’s keeper” by peacefully seeking to influence and shape a government which secures the highest possible good for all of its citizens.
The League has a full-time lobbying presence in the North Carolina General Assembly. In addition to addressing some of the more pressing public policy matters such as Marriage/Family, Life, and Religious Liberty, the League is also well-known in the state’s halls of power for its positive Christian influence on questions of human trafficking, drug abuse, gambling, pornography, poverty, race relations, tobacco use, and alcohol policy.
Alcohol policy has historically been a signature issue for the League. Although the League grew out of the opposition of churches to the repeal of prohibition in the 1930s, today it is not a prohibitionist organization. Presently, it encourages abstinence from alcohol as the soundest and most productive position for human flourishing. However, concerning public-policy, it contends that though alcohol is legal, it is not an ordinary commodity. It is in scientific fact a recreational drug and poses a significant risk to public health and safety. Therefore, the League operates to promote and preserve policies that minimize alcohol-related harms on both the local and state levels. Research experts have recognized North Carolina as having an alcohol environment that protects its citizens more than most states – something for which the League deserves much credit.
Lastly, one of the Christian Action League’s most important ministries is equipping and motivating followers of Christ to be engaged in the political process. Jesus commanded believers to be “salt” and “light” (Mt. 5:13. 14). As “salt” Christians have a preserving effect on what’s good in culture – they keep the world from becoming completely rotten. As “light” they expose the evils of their day, as well as chase away the darkness of life with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Wayne Grudem, in his book Politics: According to the Bible, summarizes the proper approach to political involvement by churches, saying: “[S]ignificant Christian influence on government is not (1) compulsion, it is not (2) silence, it is not (3) withdrawal from government, it is not (4) doing evangelism only, and it is not (5) trusting the government for salvation. It is simply being faithful to the biblical teaching on how Christians should have a positive influence on civil government.”
Grudem’s summary describes the nature of the Christian Action League’s work, which is an extension of the ministries of its supporting churches. We hope that you and your church will join in networking through prayer, financial contributions, and Christian advocacy in the public arena.
The League earnestly believes and is committed to its slogan: The Only Lasting Cure for Evil and Injustice is Christian Action.
To see some of the issues the League has addressed within the last decade, click on the Legislative Wrap-Ups icon on our website.
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Below is a list of the persons who make-up the governing structure of the Christian Action League:
Executive Director: Rev. Mark H. Creech, Kenly, North Carolina
Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director: John de Rosset
Board of Directors:
- President: Rev. Jack Marshburn, Jacksonville, N.C.
- Vice President: Mr. Jerry Boyd, Raleigh, N.C.
- Secretary: Mrs. Pam Blume, Cary, N.C.
- Mr. Jerry Haywood, Robbins, N.C.
- Rev. Kenneth Jones, Greenville, N.C.
- Rev. Curtis Norris, Olivia, N.C.
- Mark Perko, Wadesboro, N.C.
- Jerome Cash, Peachland, N.C.