Episode 474

ERLC’s Letter to EEOC, Second Chance for Ryan Stevenson & Jesus Forgives Our Sins

Nov 7, 2023

The Ethics & Religious Commission has asked a federal agency that oversees employment discrimination to block employee allegations of sex-based harassment based on abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Ryan Stevenson’s past includes the good and bad, happiness and heartache, triumph and tragedy. And, perhaps you deal with shame from a previous decision or perhaps you’ve been falsely accused of something and have had to work through the weight of the wrong. A Lifeway Bible Study speaks to this issue.

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The Ethics & Religious Commission has asked a federal agency that oversees employment discrimination to block employee allegations of sex-based harassment based on abortion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) includes in its latest enforcement guidance on workplace harassment a definition of sex-based discrimination that allows employees to allege they were harassed because they had or didn’t have an abortion, because they were denied access to bathrooms aligning with their chosen gender identity, orbecause they were not referenced by their chosen pronoun.

The new guidance is contrary to constitutionally protected freedoms and endangers women by denying them the use of gender-specific restrooms in the workplace, ERLC President Brent Leatherwood wrote in a Nov. 1 letter to EEOC.
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Ryan Stevenson’s past includes the good and bad, happiness and heartache, triumph and tragedy.

Those experiences came together in his signature song, “Eye of the Storm,” but can be found throughout his catalog going back to his 2007 debut album, “Running to You.” They reflect his past of enduring bullying throughout high school and becoming the primary caretaker as a middle schooler for his mother as she battled breast cancer. They also include the joy of becoming a husband and father, of touring the country to sing of a Savior whose grace and love exceeds every conceivable limit.

His music will become available to audiences in another format Nov. 6-7 with the national theatrical release of “K-LOVE: Live at Red Rocks,” a concert event from earlier this year featuring numerous artists.
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Perhaps you deal with shame from a previous decision or perhaps you’ve been falsely accused of something and have had to work through the weight of the wrong. A Lifeway Bible Study speaks to this issue.

The study says, “Jesus did no wrong, but was falsely accused and condemned to die. In this, Jesus became the perfect substitute for us. He bore our sins on the cross to provide forgiveness, allowing us to become citizens of His good and holy kingdom. All who have trusted in Christ are no longer under condemnation but have been declared righteous by God.

Because Jesus forgives us of our sin, we cast aside guilt and shame. We can repent with assurance that we are always loved and accepted by God and Jesus our King.”

You can read the full piece and learn more about our daily emails at Baptist Press.com.

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