October 31, 2013
Liberty Counsel Distributes “Silence is Not an Option” DVD to Virginia Pastors
Washington, DC—Liberty Counsel is encouraging Virginia pastors to educate their congregations about political, moral, and Biblical issues. Liberty Counsel distributed over 4,500 copies of Silence is Not an Option to pastors throughout Virginia. The video encourages pastors to address Biblical and moral issues and educates pastors about the IRS rules on political and lobbying activity of nonprofit organizations.
“The church must be empowered to confront the assaults on our culture, our faith, and our freedom,” says Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “I don’t want any Virginia pastor, church leader, or lay person to say, ‘What more could I have done to protect life and liberty?’”
“Silencing people of faith in the public square has always been the goal of those who realize the influence that pastors, churches, and people of faith have on their communities. I want to help pastors remove the muzzle and replace it with a megaphone,” says Staver. “Pastors and churches have a lot of freedom to address Biblical and moral issues, to educate people about the candidates, and to encourage people to vote. Not one church has ever lost its tax-exemption for endorsing or opposing candidates or for supporting or opposing local, state, or federal laws. Not one!” Staver points out.
“Just because a politician is talking about a policy issue, it doesn’t mean that pastors must avoid it,” Staver says. “Whether it’s abortion, marriage, or feeding the poor, no public policy issue is off limits for a pastor to address from his pulpit.” Silence is Not an Option systematically addresses the misrepresentations used to muzzle America’s pastors and Christian leaders.
“Over the next year, Liberty Counsel will be distributing about 150,000 DVDs to pastors and church leaders across America,” says Staver.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
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