Members of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) have been fighting for their rights against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth School Board to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" in the district's nondiscrimination policy. However, the board recently decided not to revise its policy.
Pastor Ron Baity of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem led a coalition of Christians that opposed the pro-homosexual effort. When the school board was holding meetings the GLSEN members would come and voice their opinions but none of the church members showed up at the meeting and spoke out against their movement. However things started to change immediately as his group started attending the board meetings.
"It's been a real burst of spiritual energy for our people because they've been encouraged to see that if you do get involved, there is a possibility that you can make a change," Baity continues, "It's amazing what you can accomplish if you get a group of people together of like mind and just approach the authorities.”
Baity is encouraging Christians to break the silence voice out their opinions on important societal issues that are going against the Word of God.
The pastor contends that this movement is led by the minority group of people in America but he says, "they speak as if they are the majority -- and the majority of Bible-believing people need to rise up and get actively involved."