National Religious Broadcasters President Jerry Johnson Kicks Off Christian Media Convention; Says Christians’ Freedom Is Being Challenged by Homosexuality and Islam

NRB President Jerry Johnson speaks during the annual NRB Convention in Orlando, Feb. 27, 2017

The National Religious Broadcasters Christian Media Convention kicked off in Orlando, Florida, Monday with NRB President Jerry Johnson stating that the two major concerns Christians in America have are homosexuality and Islam.

“Our mission is threefold: Advancing Biblical truth, promoting media excellence, and defending free speech,” Johnson said Monday night during the opening session of the annual convention.

“Religion, that’s NRB. Speech, that’s NRB. Press, that’s NRB. I don’t know another group that does all three. Some do religion, some do speech, and some do press.”

Citing the Declaration of Independence — what he called America’s “birth certificate” — Johnson highlighted one phrase: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“We speak frankly here, the liberty and the freedom [part] is being challenged for us as broadcasters on two fronts — sexuality and Islam,” he told Christian leaders, broadcasters and people from all different forms of media who gathered in Orlando to connect, discover and advance the future of Christian content.

“For now,” he noted, the U.S. government has decided that same-sex marriage is legal. President Donald Trump also recently endorsed the legalization when he told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that “these cases have gone to the Supreme Court; they’ve been settled” and he’s “fine with that.”

The problem with same-sex marriage being permissible by law, however, is that Christian artists should not be forced to “make the cake, provide flowers, do the pictures, and sing the songs,” Johnson stressed.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Jeannie Law