The video below was recorded Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee. It was one of the sessions held at the annual convention of the National Religious Broadcasters, this year called Proclaim 16.
Although I was familiar with most of the information presented in this hour-long panel discussion, it still struck me with great force. There were three reasons for this impact: 1) religious liberty in America has reached a twilight stage, 2) the three protagonists on the panel are such profiles in courage, and 3) it made me think of all the other tee shirt makers, pharmacists, florists, and workers from other occupations who are suffering real loss in life for the name of our Savior but about whom there are no videos.
If this issue of religious liberty has not yet touched your life, it will. I hope you will find an hour to watch this video (56:46). We can be light for the Lord in this cultural moment, but only if we understand how dark things have truly become. Please give your greatest attention to Greg Stormans (the grocery store owner from Olympia, Washington), Blaine Adamson (the tee shirt maker from Lexington, Kentucky), and Barronelle Stutzman (the florist from Richland, Washington). Also, the lawyer Kristen Waggoner speaks quite eloquently on their behalf.