A move is under way in California to protect the free-speech rights of Christians.
According to Pastor Allan Esses of Yes Jesus Christ is Lord Ministries, the amendments will allow Christians (1) to freely share their faith and (2) to publicly take a stand on issues of the day without fear of retribution from authorities.
“I just pray that God’s people would see that there is a great spiritual battle before us,” says the ministry spokesman. “That our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said we should gird up our loins and be ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ for his church. And we need to understand the battle that is before us [and] the attack upon God’s Word and Jesus Christ.”
Esses says the secretary of state’s office must receive 694,000 signatures by the middle of April in order to get the initiatives on the ballot.