April 14 declared ‘National Not Ashamed of Jesus Day’
‘Together, we can overcome cancel culture,’ says Christian author.
By American Faith – Apr. 7, 2022
Joe Biden launched a new holiday recently, with his grandiose “Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility, 2022.”
His formal announcement from the White House included high praise for those “transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming Americans” who are “sharing their stories in books and magazines; breaking glass ceilings of representation on television and movie screens; enlisting — once again — to serve proudly and openly in our military; getting elected and making policy at every level of government; and running businesses, curing diseases, and serving our communities in countless other ways.”
His promotion of the radical alternative sexual and gender lifestyle choice criticized efforts to criminalize “supportive medical care for transgender kids,” a euphemism for mutilating body surgeries inflicted on children that at least one state has declared child abuse.
Biden also disparaged efforts to “outlaw discussing LGBTQI+ people in schools” when the high-profile case in Florida simply protects children kindergarten through third grade from being sexually indoctrinated by teachers.
However, Biden did make one fascinating statement: “I call upon all Americans to join us in lifting up the lives and voices of transgender people throughout our Nation and to work toward eliminating discrimination against all transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary people …”
And then he added, “and all people.”
Which raises the question as to whether Biden will be issuing another proclamation any time soon, this one protecting another very large segment of Americans, a group increasingly marginalized, disrespected and disparaged by both government and culture. Namely, Christians.
But not to worry. Christian apologist, radio talk host and author Dr. Michael Brown is launching a campaign to establish, every April 14, a new annual day of observance he calls National Not Ashamed of Jesus Day.
“On that day, we’re encouraging every one of us to make a public statement of our faith in whatever way we can,” explained Brown, who is also a WND columnist.
“Together, we can make history. Together, we can send a message. Together, we can help turn the tide. Together, we can overcome cancel culture and push back against the silencing of the lambs. Together, we can – and will – be heard,” he explained.
“You can wear a Gospel-themed T-shirt to school or bring a Bible to work and put it on your desk. You can share the good news with someone new or make a clear proclamation of your faith on social media. Whatever is permitted and whatever is good and right, this will be the day to send a simple message: we are followers of Jesus, and we are not ashamed,” he said.
It’s a message, says Brown, that should be delivered every day.
“But here’s the thing. Many of us have floated under the radar for years. Our colleagues at work don’t know we are believers. Our friends don’t know about our faith, at least, the depth of our faith. Our neighbors are unaware that we are believers. We may be sincere, but we are stealth,” he said.
And now is the “time to come out of our hiding,” he said.
“But why April 14? It’s because of Esther 4:14, which quotes the famous words of Mordechai to Queen Esther when their Jewish people were facing mass attack and even annihilation at the provocation of Haman. Mordechai said to her, ‘For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?’”
He cited the “shame” that once was associated with gays and lesbians, who promote “out” days and now are trying to shame those who do not support their agenda.
“While we pray for those who identify as LGBTQ, while we reach out to those on the radical left, while we bless those who curse us, we also stand up in the power of the Spirit and proclaim to the world WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL. WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF JESUS. WE ARE NOT ASHAMED OF GOD’S WORD. AND WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED,” he said.
“You’ll find lots of practical ideas, along with special information for leaders, at NotAshamedofJesus.org,” he said.