Spiritual Sundays ~ Persecution on the Job
“If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you…. If they persecuted Me they will persecute you… for they do not know the One who sent Me.” John 15:19-21
I got an education about discrimination against Christians in the job market when I watched a documentary on Daystar this week. A secular counselor, who is a Christian who refuses to separate her faith and leave it at home, was persecuted while working for a secular business. She had helped her client in a work-related matter and the client then asked her to help her repair her same-sex relationship. The counselor mentioned that she would not be the best one to assist and asked if she would mind a referral to another counselor. The client agreed and within ten minutes a new counselor was on the scene. However, the original counselor was fired when the client filed a complaint against her for refusing to help her.
We know as Christians this had to do with faith in our God and taking a stand for Him. We are in a war.
The documentary went on to target the losing of religious freedom in our current laws of employment. The president of Family Research Council warns that gay rights are given priority over religious rights in religious businesses and organizations.
I see this spiritual warfare in my personal life these days as I live out my freedom of my personal Biblical view in a liberal world and it’s threatening and painful. I’m praying for our great nation and the laws of our land. Oh, how I love our country. I don’t want to lose our freedoms!
Thank you, Charlotte and Ginger, for hosting Spiritual Sundays. I so enjoy everyone’s participation and feel revived reading their posts.