Christian Civil Rights Watch is a group of Christian legal watchmen who educate, communicate and, where necessary, litigate. We proactively fight to restore justice for faithful Bible believers’ Constitutionally protected civil rights. We fulfill the mandate of God’s word to leave a legacy of religious free exercise for current and future generations of Christ followers.
We envision a nation in which faithful Bible believers can proclaim the gospel without fear of persecution, and our government once again upholds constitutionally protected Christian civil rights restoring George Washington’s indispensable pillars of religion and morality.
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“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens.”
CCRW PROJECTS THAT
- Filing “Friend of the Court” amicus briefs at U.S. Supreme Court for Jack Philips (persecuted Christian baker), Barronelle Stutzman (persecuted Christian florist), and other persecuted Christians whose current (and future) cases might come before the High Court
- Compiling comprehensive list and regularly updated report of anti-Christian extremist groups (e.g., SPLC, ACLU, HRC, Antifa, PFAW, ISIS and many more)
- Proactively prosecuting against anti-Christian extremist Mikey Weinstein (MRFF) and others
- Proactively prosecuting anti-Republican activists who illegally target pro-life Christian conservatives and legislators with phony and defamatory postcard campaigns
- And much, much more
Everything we say or do is funneled through the prism of our Christian worldview. Any wisdom we may have comes to us from the Holy Spirit. we draw upon our relationship with Jesus Christ and His infallible teachings in every aspect of our service to Him.
Because our heart is deceitful above all things, we rely upon His Word, the Holy Bible, to direct our steps in all we do. We make every effort not to run afoul of Scripture and to help both our supporters and detractors alike understand reality in the context of the Christian worldview – which is total truth.
Our nation was founded by primarily Christian men on the precepts of the Judeo-Christian tradition. We have lost our way as a nation. It is more crucial now than ever before that we raise-up and train “champions for Christ” who will be salt and light in our culture to help return our nation to her Christian moorings.
WHY CCRW IS NEEDED
“FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS”
The free exercise of the Christian faith is under assault in the United States like at no other time in our history. Restoring Christian civil rights is the civil rights struggle of our time. A decades-old campaign to, as Washington put it, “subvert [the great Pillars] of religion and morality” by cultural Marxists, church-state separatists, “progressive” anti-Christian religious segregationists and “LGBT” sexual anarchists has reached a fever pitch.
While, historically, there have certainly been apostate “Christians” who, in the name of Christ, have abused and taken out of context certain biblical passages to support slavery, segregation, racism and other evils – it has been, without fail, true Christians, that is, Bible-believing Christians of every race, color and creed, who have led the charge in defense of all legitimate human (and civil) rights.
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was one such Christian, and though he and other Christian leaders have, no doubt, welcomed aid and support from honorable and like-minded secularists over the centuries, it was and remains Christians – Bible-believing brothers and sisters like MLK, William Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, et. al. – who have, indisputably, embodied the most effective and well-known of all humanitarian and civil rights activists.
Even so, in recent decades, regrettably, and in what amounts to a sort of soft racism, a mostly white, hard-left movement of secular extremists has managed to hijack MLK’s Christian legacy and invoke his character-based “dream” to advance their own anti-Christian agenda and behavior-based nightmare. We refer, of course, to homosexual and secularist activism (i.e., the push for so-called “gay marriage,” “gay rights,” and anti-Christian religious cleansing from any public forum), which, by its very nature, and unlike MLK’s “dream,” is a wholly counter-biblical endeavor. Tragically, and as we see on a near daily basis, newfangled “gay rights” and Christian civil rights cannot coexist in harmony. The government-forced acceptance – indeed the celebration – of all forms of sexual deviancy necessarily renders verboten any public recognition and expression of the Judeo-Christian sexual ethic.
Case in point: Chai Feldblum, President Obama’s controversial appointment to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a lesbian activist who supports “plural marriage” – has promised to do away with Christian civil rights altogether. She admits that progressives “want to revolutionize societal norms” and believes that “gay sex is a moral good.” She calls the clash between religious liberty and “sexual liberty” a “zero-sum game,” meaning someone wins and someone loses. It’s not hard to imagine who loses in Feldblum’s revisionist America. She has “a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.” Where so-called “gay rights” – a counter-biblical, counter-constitutional concept that our Founders could not have even conceptualized, much less embraced – comes into conflict with our enumerated, constitutionally guaranteed civil right to religious liberty, Feldblum has said, “Gays win. Christians lose.” Her discriminatory belief is embraced by the larger “progressive” left and, at a drastically increased rate, put into practice in our culture, courtrooms, and halls of Congress.
On all issues, particularly issues relating to morality and human rights, God’s word is the plumb line by which all truth is measured. “The moral law or the law of God,” as MLK called it, was, in fact, his exclusive guidepost and primary motivation. From a biblical standpoint, racism is objectively immoral, and Rev. King understood this – so he spent his entire life, gave his life, in fact, working to secure civil and human rights for racial minorities.
Similarly, from a biblical standpoint, homosexual behavior, or “the sin of Sodom” as our Founders oft called it, is likewise objectively immoral (along with its oxymoronic offshoot: counterfeit “same-sex marriage”). Jesus defined marriage for us. His definition is reflected in the spiritual, biological and in-every-other-way-self-evident order of His divinely defined design. “‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate’” (Matthew 19:4-6).
Moreover, the very thing that defines “gay marriage,” the biologically and spiritually disordered act of same-sex sodomy, is, likewise, a counterfeit. It mocks God’s design for natural sexual intercourse.
Indeed, the Bible, throughout both the Old and New Testaments, unambiguously condemns as “vile affections,” as sin rising to the level of “an abomination,” all same-sex sexual conduct, be it, “loving, monogamous and committed,” or otherwise.
Homosexuality is mock sexuality.
And “gay marriage” is mock marriage.
So-called “gay rights” represent nothing more than moral wrongs. Homosexual sin has nothing whatsoever to do with civil rights and, based on what we know of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he would have wholeheartedly agreed. While he said little in public on the issue, what he did say made his viewpoint abundantly clear.
In 1958, while writing an advice column  for Ebony Magazine, Rev. King responded to a young “gay” man looking for guidance. Here’s the exchange in its entirety:
Question: “My problem is different from the ones most people have. I am a boy, but I feel about boys the way I ought to feel about girls. I don’t want my parents to know about me. What can I do? Is there any place where I can go for help?”
Answer: “Your problem is not at all an uncommon one. However, it does require careful attention. The type of feeling that you have toward boys is probably not an innate tendency, but something that has been culturally acquired. Your reasons for adopting this habit have now been consciously suppressed or unconsciously repressed. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with this problem by getting back to some of the experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. In order to do this, I would suggest that you see a good psychiatrist who can assist you in bringing to the forefront of conscience all of those experiences and circumstances that led to the habit. You are already on the right road toward a solution since you honestly recognize the problem and have a desire to solve it.”
No amount of leftist spin can muddy Dr. King’s lucid position on the homosexual lifestyle. He recognized it as a “culturally acquired” “problem” in need of a “solution” – a “habit” stemming from a series of negative “experiences and circumstances.”
Although homosexual activists desperately cling to the fact that, after his death, Dr. King’s wife, Coretta Scott King, did voice some level of support for the homosexualist political agenda, the undeniable reality remains that, based upon his own words, Dr. King supported neither homosexual conduct nor “LGBT” political activism.
From this we can conclude, neither would he have supported same-sex “marriage.”
To be sure, in 2005, Rev. King’s daughter, Bernice King, led a march to her father’s graveside in support of a constitutional amendment to defend natural marriage. Sharing his position on the issue, she later said that her famous father “did not take a bullet for same-sex marriage.”
Indeed, it strains credulity to suggest that MLK, a man of the Bible, would have thrown his weight behind a political movement hell-bent on justifying unbiblical sexual appetites and behaviors that he properly identified as “a problem” demanding “a solution” – a “type of feeling” that requires “careful attention,” up to and including “see[ing] a good psychiatrist.”
No, MLK was a Christian minister who both embraced and articulated the biblical “love the sinner, hate the sin” model, even regarding homosexuality. Every Christian should follow his lead. After all, it is the lead set by Christ Himself. It is our Christian civil right, indeed our duty, to stand for these biblical truths.
And so, how would MLK have responded to the Supreme Court’s disgraceful opinion presuming to invent a “constitutional right” to sodomy-based “marriage”?
It’s clear how he would have responded.
In his “letter from the Birmingham jail,” Rev. King famously declared, “One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God,” he explained. “An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.”
As it was with the national sin of systemic racism, there can be few things more “out of harmony with the moral law” than the inherently immoral notion of sodomy-based “marriage” or sex-centric “gay rights.”
And so, it seems, the good reverend would have opposed it.
Quite likely, he would have led the charge against it.
Gary Glenn is a member of the Michigan State House. Of Dr. King’s public position on homosexuality, Glenn once noted a glaring irony: “If homosexual activists had been holding awards ceremonies back in 1958,” wrote Glenn, “they would have labeled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a bigot for his published views on homosexual attraction.
“And under today’s Orwellian ‘hate crimes’ laws in Britain and other countries of Europe,” he concluded, “Dr. King would have faced criminal investigation, or worse, for publicly expressing those views.”
Indeed, were he still alive today, and when judged against today’s empty, politically correct standards, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – quite literally the “King” of civil rights – would be perpetually smeared as a “bigot,” “hater” and “homophobe” by the ever-“tolerant” left.
The polls are unequivocal. The vast majority of African-Americans resent the left’s comparison of sexual sin to the color of their skin. They understandably find such dishonest parallels both repugnant and highly offensive.
And well they should.
The secular left has hijacked MLK’s “civil rights” dream to push its agenda of forced acceptance of moral and civil wrongs, to the detriment of Christian and other legitimate civil rights. For decades now, this pleasure-based, sex-centric political movement – delineated by deviant sexual appetites and behaviors – has ridden MLK’s coattails. They’ve dared to equate demands for the celebration of bad behavior to Christian notions of racial equality. They’ve perverted the genuine civil rights movement to fit their own disingenuous designs.
It needs to stop, and Christian Civil Rights Watch (CCRW) is working tirelessly to stop it.
Dr. Alveda King is the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She agrees with her late, great uncle. Alveda has picked up MLK’s civil rights mantle, dedicating her life, primarily, to achieving equality for pre-born children.
Still, in the years since his death, Alveda has poignantly articulated how, arguably, based upon his published position on homosexuality, Dr. King might feel about “LGBT” activists’ misappropriation of his Christian legacy for their counter-Christian purposes.
“To equate homosexuality with race is to give a death sentence to civil rights,” said Alveda in 1997. “No one is enslaving homosexuals … or making them sit in the back of the bus.”
In 1998 at the University of North Carolina, she said, “Homosexuality cannot be elevated to the civil rights issue. The civil rights movement was born from the Bible. God hates homosexuality.”
And in 2012, Alveda publicly chastised the NAACP for abandoning its founders and constituents, saying, “Neither my great-grandfather, an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King Sr., an NAACP leader, my father, Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda. …”
Indeed, it is high time that all supporters, from all races, of the historical civil rights movement stand together and demand that “progressive” propagandists stop misusing and abusing the language of genuine civil rights to propagate self-interested moral wrongs.
It’s time for the left to begin honoring the true beliefs, work, life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
CCRW does just that.
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