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California crisis!加州的危机——基督徒才是弱势群体!StopSB48!

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几乎与中国大陆基督徒吕丽萍指出同性恋是罪而遭到媒体围剿同时,美国加州参议院教育委员会,在6票支持、3票反对、1票缺席的情况下,通过了一项要求学校课程标榜同性恋的SB 48法案,旨在向下一代灌输同性恋的正面形象。该法案是由同性恋参议员Mark Leno提出的。

SB 48法案规定加州公立学校的美国历史、加州历史和社会科学课程务必要强调女同性恋者、男同性恋者、双性恋者和变性者(LGBT)的角色和其贡献。SB 48法案一旦实施,从幼儿园至12年班的课本及教材便须正面宣传女同性恋者、男同性恋者、双性恋者和变性者作为“模范”。不仅如此,孩子从小将会被灌输要尊重同性恋、同性婚姻、双性恋及变性人士,并且支持他们的政治活动,认同他们在现代社会所扮演的重要角色。对于老师和校区来说,他们将要积极地营造女同性恋者、男同性恋者、双性恋者和变性者的正面形象,选用支持同性婚姻及变性手术的课本及教材。而家长亦不会被告知有关课程的更改,或选择子女豁免该种教育。

很明显,SB 48法案与基督徒对同性恋的看法是背道而驰的、是与纯正的基督教信仰直接对立的,如果基督徒的孩子们在学校中接受这样的教导,将是对基督徒信仰极大的危害甚至玷污。如果实在要实行这个法律,那么基督徒的学生们,将不得不面临退学的危险和经济重担。而根据《圣经》创世记1:27,2:18,2:24,上帝准许的唯一婚姻模式是一男一女的婚姻。根据罗马书1:19、26-27、哥林多前书6:9-10、提摩太前书1:9-10节等经文,同性恋明显是神不喜悦的罪。如果学校教材书上所教导的与《圣经》有直接的冲突,那么基督徒的孩子们将何去何从?他们对信仰肯定会怀疑甚至背叛。

不仅如此,SB 48法案直接挑战的是美国赖以立国的清教徒(puritan)价值观,美国国将不国。无需置疑,美国经济的衰退、国势的衰弱是与它背离基督徒价值观息息相关的。君不见美国的主流媒体都被无神论、自由派们所占领,堕胎、同性恋甚至同性恋牧师,在一个接一个州合法化、在一个接一个基督教宗派被承认,美国政界、军界、企业界、学术界等的要人们开始不在以有基督信仰为荣,反而信奉异教、与异教媾和。前不久8月6日德克萨斯州州长佩里与3万民众为美国禁食祷告的敬畏神举止,反而被媒体指责为政教不分、拉笼选票。而奥巴马总统的种种表现,似乎应视为是在推崇伊斯兰文化与价值观。

与此相应的,是基督徒在各个社会领域的全面退缩,在媒体、演艺界、政界、学术界、教育界、企业界中,不仅华人基督徒,就是白人基督徒都逐渐丧失话语权、影响力,他们似乎顾忌被社会指斥为强势群体欺负弱势,顾忌被认为是违背了美国宪法修正案中政教分离的原则。而实际上,不仅在中国,就是在美国,基督徒也逐渐成为了弱势群体,被逐渐地剥夺了话语权,逐渐地剥夺了对信仰的自由表达权利。同性恋群体以弱势群体的面目博得了社会大众和年轻一代的同情,但实际上,他们已经成为了加州的强势群体(如加州参议院教育委员会中的6:3),而目前的基督徒,才是真正意义上的弱势群体,话语权丧失、信仰准则被公然挑战、不敢发声。可怜啊,上帝的子民们!

就美国宪法而言,宪法不仅确立政教分离的原则,更重要的是确立了信仰自由和言论、出版自由的权利。早在1791年就批准生效的美国宪法第一修正案指出:“国会不得制定关于下列事项的法律:确立国教或禁止信教自由,剥夺言论自由或出版自由;剥夺人民和平集会和向政府诉冤请愿的权利”(Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.)。很多基督徒在重视政教分离原则下却忽视了信仰自由权利、以及表达信仰观点的言论、出版、集会、请愿等权利。这实际上是基督徒对美国宪法的误解,也是基督徒对自己基本人权的放弃。

同性恋是《圣经》认为的罪,这是基督徒信仰的题中应有之义,就如穆斯林不吃猪肉、犹太人要行割礼一样。因此,如同要尊重穆斯林不吃猪肉、尊重犹太人行割礼,人们也要尊重基督徒认为同性恋是罪。因此,社会全体最不应该在基督徒前面为同性恋唱赞歌,因为这侵犯基督徒的信仰权利;而基督徒表达、捍卫在同性恋问题上的价值观,也是信仰自由的内在要求,社会全体都应该尊重基督徒的这个基本人权。

加州SB 48法案事件向我们提示:美国基督教的价值观处在最严重的危机中!加州所有的基督徒及其下一代处在明显的危机之中!而解决这个燃眉之急的唯一办法,就是在www.StopSB48.com 网站上去投票。由于美国太平洋法律协会与其他维护传统婚姻的机构的努力,SB 48现在暂停生效。真正生效与否可以进行全民投票来决定,但条件是反对SB 48公民必须在10月12日之前,获得50万4,760人的连署签名,才能够要求就此事进行公民投票。因此,在2个月不到的时间里,在这十万火急的危机时刻,基督徒公民必须积极去投票、去游说其他公民投票,才有可能赢得就SB 48法案进行全民投票的机会!

基督徒不是闭门修行的中世纪天主教徒、更不是只等世界末日的厌世者,基督徒必须将在亚当里丧失的“修理看守”全地的管家权柄,在耶稣基督里重新赢得。主已经胜过这个世界,那在我们心里的,比这世界上的任何权柄都大。只要我们承认是神的子民、是拥有儿子名分的“君尊的祭司”,我们就应该将上帝的旨意“行在地上、如同行在天上”。无论是从神学家约翰加尔文的文化使命(Culture Mandate )、赵天恩牧师的文化基督化(Culture Christianization)的神学教导中,还是单单从维护基督徒的信仰自由、维护基督徒下一代的正确价值观、信仰纯正性角度,我们都应该积极行动起来,去积极投票、去积极呼吁、去影响这个世界、去在全地贯彻上帝的旨意。哈利路亚、阿门!

8/13/2011

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Since Dec 2, 2012, my father Pastor Shengliang Gong had High Blood Pressure and Cerebral Infraction, but he never got the proper medical checkup and adequate treatments. Consequently, my father’s illness got worse and worse. More than once my father almost fell to the ground during last November.

Finally when he got the checkup on November 26th 2013, the doctor said my father’s illness was not very optimistic. He was having Cerebral Infraction, Encephalatrophy, Brain Lesions and Leukoaraiosis, etc. The doctor said that my father needs to have checkup every three months. So we repeatedly requested the prison officials to perform checkup accordingly, once every three months. The prison said that they had one done on April 17th, but refused to release the hospital’s medical treatments records and conclusions to neither my father nor the family members. They would not make any specific statements about my father’s illness. Now, my father and our family have no ideas about the level of his illness.

       Since my father illness, previously we could buy some appropriate medicines for him according to his known conditions pieced together from oral communications of diagnosis, after consulting with doctors. Though this won’t amount to totally healing, it was the only way our family could do for him under the circumstances. But now, as the prison withholding medical records from us, we are unable to know his condition and thus cannot providing suitable medicines for him-the very minimum request was denied of us.

       The inadequate medical treatments within the prison cannot give my father prompt and sufficient treatments. Yet the prison won’t send him to hospitals outside for necessary treatments and regular checkups, causing further serious damages to his health. The prison won’t allow him the fundamental human rights; they also deprive his right to know about his illness condition. The prison as law enforcement agency behaves illegally. Effectively, they are directly pushing my gravely ill father to dead end street of death.

       I appeal to the international communities concerning my father’s health and human rights conditions. Please join us to rally for my father and our family’s rights to medical records and the right to know the situation of my father’s sickness; also his right to have regular medical treatments, thereby saving his life and protect his fundamental rights!!

 

Pastor Shengliang Gong’s daughter: Huali Gong

June 30th 2014

Cell Phone: 13241248388

Han Kou prison department phone number: 027-83556018

Instructor Hanwen Wang: 15327298562

 

 

三化異象
中國福音化
  五十年來,中國大陸的信徒從不到100萬(1949)遽增到八千萬(2000),這是中國五千年來難得的宣教黃金時期;在中國教會裡,也普遍呈現「羊在找牧人」的現象,上帝為中國敞開了大門!現在就是「中國福音化」的關鍵時刻!
教會國度化
  教會是基督榮耀的身體,是一切事工的根柢。今日世界各地的基督教宗派都去中國宣教,如何促使海外教會超越宗派主義,中國教會突破山頭主義,共同營造具有「國度觀」的宣教事工,將是中國教會拓展生根的關鍵時刻!
文化基督化
  1989年「六四」之後,大批的中國知識分子信主,他們承認了理性的局限性,也不再提「反宗教、反帝國主義」,轉而思考基督教對中國現代化有何貢獻?如今正是因勢利導,以基督思想來影響中國文化,以聖經真理來更新中國文化的關鍵時刻!

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