Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Freedom of Religion At Stake: Employers Want Your Facebook Password

Recently the story came out in the news that potential employers want your Facebook password so they can rummage through your personal pictures and other private information.  Since the freedom of religion is guaranteed why should this sort of infringement be allowed?

Of course, I do both Facebook and I do a theologically based blog here.  Last year I was hired at two different hospices as a chaplain.  However, within one day I was rejected after the background check.  Could it be that the potential employers saw that I object to homosexuality and the transgender propaganda being perpetuated in the media?

If so, this is a blatant violation of my right to freedom of religion.  The problem is that potential employers are allowed to withhold the reason for not proceeding with the hiring process after the interview.  I will never know why these two hospices changed their minds and decided not to proceed with the hiring process.

But if that is the price I must pay for expressing my personal religious and theological views in public, then so be it.  The apostle Paul was a tentmaker and supported himself with secular work rather than being supported by any religious institution (Acts 18:1-3).  Perhaps this is the way that the true Christian religion will be preserved since it would appear that many religious institutions and denominations are on the slippery slope to apostasy.


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