The First Baptist Church of Lady Lake is starting a new tradition by celebrating Christian Pride Month in June. Our founding fathers knew that the only way a country like the United States could last was to be based on a set of moral standards that are greater than each of us – that have been ordained by God. Christian beliefs were the most influential intellectual influence on the founding of our Nation, reflected in both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Our founders were in universal agreement that religious liberty is a right that must be protected.
While America did not have a Christian Founding in the sense of creating a theocracy, its Founding was deeply shaped by Christian moral truths. Unlike what revisionists historians are trying to teach our young children, the United States was not founded to promote slavery – it was founded to promote freedom of religion.
This month-long celebration is to demonstrate Christian Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill.
Instructor: Dr. Paul B. Harsh, II, D.Min.