Sharing Christ with Others

( [email protected] ) Jan 27, 2004 12:49 PM EST

A pro-family group was rebuked for distributing Christian materials against abortion, homosexuality, and Islam by a North Carolina Cabarrus County Schools.

Pro-family organization, Operation Save America and other Christina activists recently gathered in front of Concord High School and handed out brochures titled “Abortion is Murder, Homosexuality is Sin, and Islam is a Lie.”

Soon after, Chief Harold Winkler of Cabarrus County Schools complained to the Charlotte Observer newspaper that demonstrators from pro-family organization, Operation Save America, had handed out "highly offensive" material in front of Concord High School, which was referred to as an action of restricting religious freedom among the students in his district.

Pastor Flip Benham of Operations Save America said his group was not intending to offend any students but rather trying to share Christ with unbelievers.

"Mr. Winkler, for whatever reason, has just a great antipathy toward Christianity," Benham says, "but we found that true in so many school districts. If one comes out as a Christian and begins to share that truth at the school, he instantly is branded as a bigot that will accept no other religion."

Concord High School was also known for punishing a Christian counselor for sharing a Bible verse as an answer to a question about homosexuality from a student.

The pro-life spokesman feels Winkler's charge simply put the OSA as delirious religious radicals who willfully trample others' rights. "Our group is not like the Ayatollah, who tries to force his dogma down your throat," he says. "Instead we represent a Jesus who says, 'Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.'"