While speaking on the future of Western civilization at the
Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, over the weekend, a retired
Army general challenged the pastors of American churches to stand
for biblical truth.
Lt. Gen, William Boykin (USA-Ret.), a longtime
commander of Special Operations forces who now serves as executive
vice president of the Family Research Council (FRC), challenged
parishioners and pastors to stay in the culture battle for family
"When we have pastors doing that from the pulpits around
America, then I think that people respond to that by trying to do
the right thing with regards to these issues that are so important
and fundamental to the health of our society, like same-sex
'marriage' … abortion and so forth," he suggests."
Boykin is concerned about the growing influence of Islamic
extremists, and he believes the church has compromised many
fundamental biblical principles.
"There are also a lot of pastors who are living under the
illusion that their [church's] 501(c)3 status is jeopardized or
that they are threatened by this concept of hate speech," the FRC
executive vice president recognizes. "So as a result of that, a lot
of pastors are just not comfortable speaking biblical truth."
As a senior Pentagon official, Boykin roused liberal activists
after the 9/11 attacks when he described the fight against
terrorism as a Christian battle against Satan.