Ministry Overview & 2019 Year in Review – Salt & Light

As 2019 comes to a close, I’d like to thank all of you who supported Salt & Light Global with your prayers and financial support. Below please find a ministry overview and our 2019 year in review.  In 2020 we look forward to again taking the heart of Jesus to the culture and speaking of Him in the public square. You make it all possible.  With deep appreciation, I thank you.  — In His service, William Wagner – President

Ministry Overview

 Salt & Light Global takes the heart of Jesus to the culture. We disciple servant leaders, equipping them to share His redemptive love and truth. We encourage the body of Christ to see all of who they are and what they do through the lens of God’s Word.

SLG equips the church with strategies to transform the culture. We train pastors and ministry leaders to defend and contend for the faith. We shine the healing light of Christ into dark places, sharing the Good News of Jesus in unique unreached forums. We strategically work to ensure the next generation may do so free of persecution.

From a local township board to the United States Supreme Court, to the UN, our Justice Center speaks truth on behalf of the persecuted and most vulnerable. We champion the cause of the defenseless and oppressed, fighting for religious freedom in public forums around the globe. We promote good governance and speak of Jesus in the public square. Because Jesus calls us to be salt and light in the world, we want to see nations transform, darkness dissolve, and the brokenhearted heal. Will you join us?

By the Numbers

3 million+  Number of people SLG equipped to engage the culture on radio and social media

29 – Number of U.S. Supreme Court cases where we stood for the family, life, religious conscience, and constitutional good governance 

44 – Number of other cases in the in the highest courts of other countries, the UN, states, or the U.S. Court of Appeals where we stood for the family, life, religious conscience, and constitutional good governance 

78 – Number of non-partisan submissions of expert testimony before international, national, state, and local public forums on issues concerning the family, life, religious conscience, and constitutional good governance.

$7,000,000+  Dollar amount of a potential governmental fines stopped for Christian business owners exercising their freedom of religious conscience concerning issues relating to family and the sanctity of life.

4009 – Number of training lectures, courses, seminars, and conferences equipping tens of thousands with the heart of Jesus through the lens of His Word

3432 ~ Number of citizens, legislators, and churches personally counseled (e.g., on preserving and protecting a Christian Worldview)

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Seasoning the Public Dialog with the Truth

Because Jesus calls us to be Salt and Light in the world….  Matt. 5:13-16

 

2019 Year-End Summary

 

Our Mission

 Seasoning the Public Dialog with Truth

Our Vision for Fulfilling the Mission

Equip. Engage.

    Equip.

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” Prof. William Wagner equips God’s people to see all of who they are and what they do with the heart of Jesus, and through the lens of God’s Word.

For someone who truly gives their life to Jesus, it changes the way they live their life and the purpose for which their life is given. It involves a whole new way of thinking… thinking according to what the Scriptures teach us.  Our religious life is much more than Sunday worship. God’s Word should influence every waking and sleeping hour of our week. It is a higher purpose that guides us as we raise our children, operate our business, go to school, or govern our nation. It is a way of life.  

SLG equips the universal Church to engage the cultural using a Biblical worldview:

1)    Providing preeminent worldview education necessary for understanding the Permanent Principles that underlie a free and thriving moral culture, as well as the competing worldviews that chip away and ultimately destroy a society;

2)    Providing counsel to churches and Christian ministries;

3)    Training pastors on the Biblical basis and importance of contending for the Faith;

4)    Providing education on the importance of Rule of Law judicial and executive appointments;

5)    Publishing high quality podcasts, books and other publications (e.g., God, Man, and the Constitution – Worldviews Collide; Political Islam, Sharia, and the American Constitution; The Tyranny of the Few – and what you can do about it);

6)    Educating Christians through Social, National, and International Media.

 

   Engage.

SLG’s Justice Center speaks of Jesus in the pubic square. We strategically work to preserve environments where the next generation may share the Good News of Jesus and fulfill the great commission, free of persecution. Shining the healing light of Christ into dark places, we seasons the public dialog with Truth. Without fear or favor to any political party, we address: Supreme Courts and other Judicial Bodies; Parliaments and Legislatures; Businesses and Civic Institutions; Churches and Charities; etc… all for the glory of God.

SLG’s Justice Center seeks solutions informed by Truth, promotes good governance, and preserves the blessings of liberty. We rebuild cultural foundations, and train others to do the same. We desire to see cultures transformed as their communities intentionally, strategically, and prayerfully preserve and shine Truth for God’s glory.

SLG strategically engages a cultural threatening the Church’s capability to share the Gospel and fulfill the Great Commission:

1)    Spearheading a Rule of Law Restoration Project to abolish the jurisprudential foundation empowering unelected judges and regulators to advance personal political agendas (without any political accountability) — so that the judicially imposed social engineering built on that jurisprudential foundation also falls.

2)    Supporting Rule of Law Executive Judicial Appointments

3)    Championing the cause of defenseless and oppressed Christians from a local township board to the United States Supreme Court, to the United Nations

4)    Speaking Truth on behalf of the persecuted and most vulnerable in all spheres of the culture

5)    Protecting unalienable liberty and preserving good governance under the rule of law in all spheres of the culture

6)    Challenging, anywhere in the world, the validity of the Administrative State, especially when government regulatory regimes act without constitutional authority or engage in immoral social engineering

7)    Impacting the culture through Social, National, and International Media

8)    Serving the needy

As the culture grows increasingly dark and callous, Jesus calls each of us to shine the light of Truth into the darkness and to resist conforming to the world. It is time to awaken the hearts of the faithful. The blessings of liberty and prosperity come with responsibility. To whom much is given, much is required. Every Christian inherits a distinct calling to “love thy neighbor.” And each generation of Christians inherits a special trust to ensure the preservation of liberty and the moral administration of justice. In a time of dark cultural decline, God called Isaiah, asking, “Whom shall I send, who will go for us?” May his response be ours: “Here am I, send me.”

 

Implementing the Vision – 2019

Salt & Light Global implemented its vision in 2019 through its programs.  

Equip

Salt & Light Global’s Academy training programs equipped the church and citizenry to contend for the faith and transform the culture. These programs include:

†  S&L Lectures, Conferences, Seminars and Symposia – Equipping the Christian Citizenry to Contend for the Faith and Engage the Cultural Worldview of the Day  

†  S&L Worldviews Collide Course – Providing Preeminent Biblical Worldview Education Focused on Law, Policy, and Constitutional Good Governance  

†  S&L Strategic Council – Connecting Distinguished Scholars and Policy Experts

†  S&L Wilberforce Fellowship – Training up Disciples Who Engage the Culture

†  S&L Global Publishing – Providing quality books and other publications for His Glory

†  S&L Witness – Equipping Christians through Social, National, and International Media

Engage

Salt & Light Global’s cultural engagement programs engaged all spheres of the culture for His glory. These programs included:

†  S&L Concerned Christians – Converting Ideas into Action – practical applications

†  S&L Guard  Monitoring threats to Christians across the World

†  S&L Democracy and Good Governance / Rule of Law Assistance Building government infrastructure; implementing anti-corruption strategies; promoting democracy and good governance under the rule of law; preserving unalienable liberty

†  S&L Consulting – Rebuilding Communities on a Foundation of Permanent Principles

†  S&L Prayer Points – Interceding with prayer on behalf of our communities and nations

†  Litigation – Defending Truth. Protecting Liberty. (Litigation)

†  Supreme Court/ Appellate Practice – Defending Truth. Protecting Liberty (Appeals)

†  Quality Counsel – Providing Competent Legal Counsel to Christians

†  S&L Sentinel – Monitoring Domestic Policy Initiatives

†  S&L Policy and Issue Analysis – Analyzing Domestic Policy Initiatives

†  Watchdog Fact Checking – Exposing Dishonesties in Opposition Analysis and Commentary

For each program, the organization set measurable goals that relate to implementing the vision. SLG evaluated the progress of each goal through quarterly assessments. Using Truth as our guide, we pray these programs leave a legacy of truth, justice, liberty, and good governance under the rule of law.

SLG’s Academy Programs – 2019

Equipping the Universal Church to Contend for the Faith and Engage the Culture

Program: S&L Lectures, Conferences, Seminars and Symposia – Equipping the Christian Citizenry to Contend for the Faith and Engage the Cultural Worldview of the Day  

 

Salt & Light Global hosted numerous lectures on law, public policy, and constitutional governance from a Biblical worldview perspective. These addresses, known as the Salt & Light Global Lectures, were presented in a wide variety of international, national, state, and local forums. The audience for the Lectures included pastors, lay individuals, students, business owners, and executive, legislative, and judicial leaders.

SLG sponsored academies and seminars debating worldview issues related to law, public policy, and constitutional governance. Other academies and seminars focused on defending and contending for the Faith.

 

Program: S&L Worldviews Collide Course – Providing Preeminent Biblical Worldview Education Focused on Law, Policy, and Constitutional Good Governance   

 

Equipping the universal church, Salt & Light Global provided intensive Biblical worldview instruction focused on law, policy, and good governance. During the courses, students learned how and why colliding worldviews impact liberty and the rule of law. Designed to educate and equip Christians for citizen statesmanship, these courses teach the faithful how to understand and respond to impending threats to their freedom. Salt & Light Global provides this instruction all around the world through courses that range in length from one day to two weeks. This year our courses included topics such as How to Study the Bible, How to Contend for the Faith, Understanding Political Islam, and Biblical Principles Concerning Abortion, Sexuality, Marriage, and Good Governance, etc….

 

Program: S&L Strategic Council – Connecting Distinguished Scholars and Policy Experts

Salt & Light Global continued to build relationships with academic institutions, scholars, and policy experts from around the world. The network forms the Strategic Council – a group of individuals who aid Salt & Light Global in strategically witnessing and defending Permanent Principles through independent research, writing, teaching, and speaking via a Christian Worldview. The scholarship produced from this research works toward eradicating the “living constitution” jurisprudence, entering Academia’s marketplace of ideas, credibly and persuasively competing there.

 

Program: S&L Wilberforce Fellowship – Training up Disciples Who Engage the Culture

The SLG Academy hosted a discipleship program that among other things provides in-depth teaching on Permanent Principles and long-term mentoring to aid participants in applying their knowledge to law, policy, and governance. Coupled with the teaching and mentoring components, the SLG Wilberforce Fellowship requires students to actively engage the culture by, among other things: serving the needy; monitoring government actions affecting unalienable liberty; informing the public of current threats to religious conscience; or assisting those speaking for the persecuted. Upon successfully completing the discipleship program, three participants this year became SLG Wilberforce Fellows – named in honor of William Wilberforce, the Christian member of the British Parliament who successfully spearheaded the abolition of the slave trade.

 

Program: S&L Publishing – Providing quality books and other publications for His Glory

           

Salt & Light Global published textbooks, workbooks, and other teaching materials for self-study or for use by educational institutions desiring to teach law, policy, and constitutional good governance from a Biblical natural law worldview.[1]

 

Program: S&L Witness – Engaging the Culture and Equipping Christians through Social, National, and International Media

 

SLG regularly commented on the positive impact of Christianity on the culture. Because Truth needs a witness, SLG also commented on deteriorating cultural developments and abuses of government power. Affiliated academic scholars and policy experts regularly tweeted, blogged, podcasted, and provided interviews to TV, Radio, and print media. SLG always produces its media programs with an eye toward preserving and shining inalienable Truth and Christian love in the culture for God’s glory. By strategically employing a wide variety of media, Salt & Light Global enhances and expands its ability to inform and engage the culture. Importantly, SLG Witness shines light on the devious use of the illusionary “living constitution” approach to law and governance, (e.g., persuasively engaging the culture on the issues of abortion, marriage, and opposite sex access to your child’s public school bathroom and shower – as well as the proper role of the judiciary in constitutional governance. 

 

 

SLG’s 2019

Cultural Engagement Programs

 Engaging the Culture for the Glory of God; Restoring Good Governance under the Rule of Law

Program: S&L Concerned Christians – Converting Ideas into Action

To ensure SLG’s educational programs equip Christians to impact the culture, a Practical Application accompanied each SLG educational program. The Practical Application showed Christians how to apply the lessons learned to their personal and professional lives.

SLG provided opportunities for Christians to independently serve their communities, especially those in need (e.g., widows, orphans, the persecuted, the homeless, the hungry, etc).

Finally, SLG also provided opportunities for Christians to independently engage the cultural worldviews of the day, especially in the realm of law, policy, and governance.

 

Program: S&L Consulting – Rebuilding on a Foundation of Permanent Principles

SLG provided Christian worldview consulting to community, church, and institutional leaders interested in rebuilding cultural walls on the foundation of Permanent Principles. In areas of cultural decline, we informed the cultural worldview of the day, allowing Christ’s love and truth to restore cultural foundations, one person, one family, one church, and one community at a time.

 

Program: S&L Prayer Points – Interceding on behalf of our communities and nations

At  SLG we know that the first level of engagement is prayer. To facilitate individual and corporate intercession, weekly prayers outline specific needs that impact upon Permanent Principles, in all spheres, but especially in the realm of law, policy, and good governance

 

Program: S&L John 17 Unity – Uniting the Church to Better Serve our Communities

We actively promoted cooperation with other groups, ministries, corporations, etc. that seek to uphold the truth of God’s Word in our society. John 17 Unity strives to build unity and synergy within the Body of Christ by intentionally networking with other Christians. 

 

Program: S&L Guard – Monitoring International and Diplomatic Threats to Christians

             

SLG monitored international and diplomatic threats to Christians. Because U.S. Courts and regulatory regimes increasingly rely on transnational law, we are especially concerned with transnational initiatives impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression. (In the future, we hope to engage the culture through NGO consultative activities at International and Diplomatic Forums).

 

Program: S&L Democracy and Good Governance / Rule of Law Assistance  Promoting Good Governance across the Globe

Upon invitation, SLG provided democracy and good governance/ rule of law assistance to other countries. Specifically, this year we again sponsored and participated in activities designed to establish good governance practices that sustain integrity and preserve liberty of religious conscience.  Whether helping to build a developing democracy or providing refresher courses on good governance practices, we use unalienable Truth as our guide. Using these Permanent Principles, our consulting activities include:

1)    building government infrastructure;

2)    implementing anti-corruption strategies; 

3)    promoting democracy and good governance under the rule of law to preserve unalienable liberty (e.g., freedom of religious conscience).

 

Program: Litigation – Defending Truth. Protecting Liberty. (Litigation)

The primary focus of our litigation program is to strategically chip away at, and ultimately eradicate, the illusionary “living constitution” jurisprudence as a legitimate foundation for law and liberty. This year, from a local township board, to federal and state trial courts, we championed the cause of the defenseless and oppressed through pro bono litigation and legal representation.

 

Program: Supreme Court/ Appellate Practice – Defending Truth. Protecting Liberty (Appeals)

We spoke truth on behalf of the persecuted and most vulnerable in the highest and most influential courts. We submitted well-reasoned appellate briefs before appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Each of these strategically filed briefs convincingly demonstrate the illegitimacy of “living constitution” social engineering arguments… that undermine freedom of religious conscience.  Our most recent filing in the U.S. Supreme Court persuasively argues for the overruling of Roe v Wade.

 

Program: S&L Sentinel  Monitoring Domestic Policy

We engaged the culture through legal representation and other activities at local, state and national forums. (e.g., Federal Executive Branch Departments and Agencies)  This year the GLJC Sentinel program:

 

1)    drafted proposed regulatory and statutory language for local, state, and national governments on initiatives impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression;

2)    represented or supported persecuted Christians in local, state, and national public forums;  

3)    provided expert non-partisan testimony and comments on proposed initiatives impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression.

 

Program: S&L Policy and Issue Analysis – Analyzing Domestic Policy Initiatives

Our Justice Center provided preeminent expert policy and issue analysis. From a local government, to state and federal legislative and regulatory regimes, we provided Issue Briefs on proposed law and policy impacting the family, the sanctity of life, and the freedoms of religious conscience and expression. This non-partisan analysis on proposed local, state, and national governmental actions educates the universal church on matters that affect its ability to share the Gospel and fulfill the Great Commission.

 

Program: Watchdog Fact Checking – Exposing Dishonesties in Opposition Analysis and Commentary

We exposed mischaracterizations, misrepresentations, and untruths in propaganda produced by those opposing religious liberty, freedom of expression, the protection of human life, etc.

Thus, when government acts without constitutional authority or uses “living constitution” ideas to infringe upon God-given unalienable liberty, we held government accountable and work to ensure that freedom endures. Without fear or favor to any political party, we boldly proclaim and defend truth in love.

 

Appendix

Understanding Permanent Principles

Grounded in Self-Evident Truth

It is imperative to the mission of preserving and shining truth in the culture that the Christian community embraces Permanent Principles. Grounded in self-evident Truth, Permanent Principles are the foundational principles underlying good governance and the rule of law. The most relevant Permanent Principles impacting law, policy and governance include:

Good Governance and the Rule of Law

Existence and Role of Moral Absolutes

Integrity under the Rule of Law – No One is Above the Law

Abuse of Power (e.g. Judicial Activism, Overstepping Authority, etc.)

Implication of Failing to Uphold the Rule of Law

The Inherent Value of Human Life

Understand the Source of Human Life and its Value

Define Inherent Value/Dignity of Human Life

Worthiness of Governmental Protection

The Inalienable Liberties of Religious Conscience, Expression, and Property

Significance Generally and as a Limitation on Government Power

What are they? How are they manifested?

When can they be limited or interfered with by other parties?

How have they been redefined? What implications have resulted?

The Inalienable Right of a Man and Woman to Marry, Procreate, and Control and Direct the Upbringing of their Children

Understand the Purpose for these Inalienable Rights

Understand the Definition for these Inalienable Rights

Understand the Consequences of Eliminating or Altering these Inalienable Rights

The Duty of the Church and Christian People to Serve the Least of These

Understand our response to the sick and imprisoned

Understand our response to impoverished strangers in need

Understand our response to the hungry

The educational programs of Salt & Light Global systematically examine the:
The Importance of Biblical Authority; The Biblical Basis for Permanent Principles
The Importance of Contending for the Faith
Conflicting “Principles” of Contrary Worldviews
Relevant Applications and Examples for Permanent Principles
Differences between the American and International Approach to Handling Issues Related to Permanent Principles
Various Ways and Means for Promoting and Defending Permanent Principles, as well as Responding to Conflicting Principles

 

Responding to the Attack on Permanent Principles

Timeless moral Truths, rooted in divine, natural, and common law traditions, form the fundamental foundation of good governance and the preservation of liberty. These self-evident Truths, written on each of our hearts, provide a moral compass with which to guide personal and institutional decision-making. Endowed by our Creator, these Permanent Principles provide moral points of reference against which a culture measures right from wrong, good from bad, just from unjust.

Chipping away (and replacing) our nation’s moral constitutional foundation, is a deceptive philosophical approach to law and governance known as the “living constitution.”  This illusory jurisprudential approach empowers unelected judges and regulators to engage in social engineering with impunity and with no political accountability.  Deviously using the “living constitution” approach, American courts first legitimized slavery of humans based on race. In in modern times, courts and regulatory agencies evolved it to legalize abortion, deviant sexual conduct, same-sex marriage, and opposite sex access to your child’s public school bathroom and shower. Under this approach to constitutional governance, government authorities and secular institutions increasingly forbid morality from informing the policy-making process, or even being part of the marketplace of ideas. Ironically, as government prohibits moral truth from informing its governance, the desperate needs of the hungry, homeless, widows, orphans, and others continue to exponentially expand; liberty is attacked, freedom is restricted, and government power grows exponentially.

The Justice Center directly challenges, and ultimately seeks to eradicate, the illusory “living constitution” approach to governing.  By destroying the legal/philosophical foundation to law and governance that empowers unelected judges and regulators to advance personal political agendas (without any political accountability), the social engineering built on that jurisprudential foundation also falls.

 

Call to Action: A Strategic Solution

Our Good Governance Restoration Project seeks nothing less than a total repudiation of the false organic “living constitution” theory or philosophy of law. More importantly, we specifically seek to abolish the so-called right of “personal autonomy/ identity” deemed into existence under this illegitimate jurisprudence.

Our proposed plan includes a strategic combination of prayer constitutional statesmanship, tactical litigation, protective legal counseling, and active Christian citizenship.  Here is an updated summary of a few key elements of the strategy

Appointing Rule of Law Judges to the Federal and State Judiciaries

We must initially ensure that new judges in the Federal and State courts are Rule of Law Judges who will look to the plain meaning of the Constitution in resolving disputes; Rule of Law Judges who will who reject the illegitimate organic “living constitution” jurisprudence that improperly empowers those wearing the robe to change the meaning of constitution under the guise of interpretation.  The Church and the citizenry must understand the selection processes, and their appropriate role in these processes. 

Petitioning Congress to use its Power under the Constitution to Respond to the Court’s Illegitimate use of Judicial Power

Several provisions of the Constitution provide the American people and their elected representatives with remedies for judicial overreach. Some Constitutional statesmanship options available at the federal level include:

Under Article V of the Constitution, the American people can amend the Constitution to explicitly remove the new fundamental right added by the Court’s ruling.

Under Article III of the Constitution, “the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.” Thus, the American people’s representatives (Congress) can strip the Court of appellate jurisdiction to decide any matter related to the new “right” they created.

Under Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, Congress can use the Spending Power to restrict funding to the Court or to prohibit any spending to enforce this new “right.”

Under Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution, the House of Representatives can exercise its power to impeach Supreme Court Justices. Under Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution, the Senate can then hold a trial and remove these Justices from the Supreme Court.

Petitioning States to not Enforce the Court’s Illegitimate Rulings

The dissenting Justices in Obergefell eloquently explained how the majority lacked any constitutional authority to act in the way it did – and that its ruling is therefore illegitimate. 

State governors and State Attorneys General should not treat an illegitimate ruling entered without constitutional authority as the rule of law. Moreover, to do so surrenders the sovereignty of the State to five unelected judges imposing their own personal political agenda.  Here these justices, politically accountable to no one, replaced, for example, Michigan’s Constitutional policy, enacted by the people of Michigan, with their own personal policy preferences. 

State Governors and Attorneys General should, therefore, refuse to recognize the Court’s majority opinion as the rule of law. And, because it is not the rule of law, it should not be enforced. For example, when the Supreme Court used its power to say African-Americans were not persons protected by the Constitution, (the Dred Scott case), the State of Wisconsin refused to enforce the Court’s ruling, properly treating it as illegitimate. Ableman v. Booth, 11 Wis. 501 (1859)

State Governors, Attorney Generals, and other elected officials should uphold their oath of office and not enforce the unconstitutional Obergefell ruling; Likewise, State legislatures should introduce resolutions calling for their elected executive officials 1) to uphold their oath of office, and 2) to not enforce the unconstitutional Obergefell ruling.

State legislatures should also enact statutory protections for religious conscience that ensure the freedom of religious expression and the free exercise of religious conscience.

Undermining the Living Constitution Jurisprudence through Tactical Litigation and Appellate Practice

The Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling reaffirmed and hardened a Constitutional right of personal autonomy/ identity. We must strategically attack this false foundational right in court.

In addition to attacking the false right of personal autonomy/ identity, we should seriously consider advancing the alternative argument that the Obergefell ruling expands the idea of personal identity in ways that provide enhanced protection for Christians. While some individuals find their identity in their sexuality and sexual preferences, others find their identity in their religion (e.g., in Jesus Christ). Tactical litigation utilizing this truth may provide a fair-minded court with a new way to rule anti-Christian discrimination statutes unconstitutional – and frustrate our opponents use of this manufactured illegitimate constitutional right. 

Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution to Authorize States to Limit the Supreme Court’s Power of Judicial Review

Consent of the people is at the very heart of good governance under the Rule of Law. When the Supreme Court abuses its judicial power in ways inconsistent with this fundamental principle, the people, via their state legislatures, should be allowed to nullify the Court’s ruling. We execute this part of the strategy by proposing an amendment to the Constitution that allows a majority of the state legislatures to overturn a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Protecting the Church and Christian Ministries Through Pro-active Legal Counsel

To inoculate against inevitable lawsuits stemming from the Court’s Obergefell ruling, churches and ministries need counsel on how to draft statements of faith and policies concerning church membership, marriage, employment, facility use, etc. This guidance to churches and ministries offers a level of protection against abuses of government power and other forms of persecution. We also; prepare and distribute guidelines for churches and other Christian institutions; assist numerous churches and Christian institutions to update and draft new policies and guidelines to better protect their ministries; providing confidential counsel to churches and others about these issues; and holding numerous seminars and educational meetings for individuals, churches, and Christian institutions.

Providing Competent Legal Counsel to Christian People Facing Legal Issues and Challenges Related to the Exercise of their Faith

Christian owned business increasingly face legal issues and challenges related to the exercise of their religious conscience and expression. Moreover, the Christian identity of Christian universities and colleges is under attack from within and outside the Academy. Similarly, Christian students at secular universities and colleges face legal issues and challenges related to exercising their religious conscience and expression. Here we provide confidential counsel to Christian-owned businesses and to university officials and students.

Preparing the Church for the Proper Christian Response to Persecution; Equipping the Faithful with a Biblical Approach

A need exists to prepare the Church for the proper Christian response to persecution. When government commands us to do what God commands us not to do, or government commands us not to do what God commands us to do, we must follow God’s command – and we must do so in ways consistent with scripture. We execute this portion of the strategy through conferences, seminars, social and other media (e.g., hopefully a national radio program), and role modeling.

Collaborating with Ministries, Churches, Businesses,Professional Associations and Academic Institutions

To increase legitimacy and impact, we collaborate with key ministries, churches, businesses, professional associations, and academic institutions. For example, in presenting our arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, we spoke for over 25,000 African American churches and ministries.  Will you join us?

Conclusion

Our Good Governance Restoration Project directly challenges, and ultimately seeks to eradicate, the illusory “living constitution”. This will repudiate the judicially manufactured personal autonomy/ identity right in Roe and Obergefell. It will also reverse the Lemon secular purpose test. By destroying the philosophical foundation to law and governance that empowers unelected judges to advance personal political agendas (without any political accountability), the judicially imposed social engineering built on that jurisprudential foundation also falls.

We trust you will prayerfully consider ways you can partner with us to continue to be the salt and light in our country to which we are all called. The Justice Center needs your help to cover the costs of the litigation, programs, seminars, attorneys and staff necessary to carry out this ministry.  Attached is an initial budget for the next year to help Salt & Light Global protect life and our constitutionally protected religious freedom and free speech rights. We appreciate your consideration of how you can help us meet the coming challenges.