Oral Roberts University will always hold a place close to my heart.
Deborah is a graduate of ORU. What’s more, it is the place where I first launched the Give Me a Chance Ministry, aimed at helping disadvantaged young people get the opportunity to attend college.
ORU is a small, Christian school that believes in Biblical values. It does not spend a lot of time on the national stage. But when the ORU basketball team shocked the sporting world by making it to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament (known as “March Madness”), the school’s history and values suddenly became a target for the leftist “cancel” mob.
Radicals now want to “cancel” ORU – or at least its sports – all because the school adheres to traditional Christian values and a Biblical worldview. While they cannot (yet) close the school completely, they want to marginalize ORU by banning it from the NCAA basketball tournaments and other competitions.
We did not exaggerate when we warned that the left would not be satisfied until all Christian and conservative voices were silenced, pushed out of the public square, or intimidated into embracing the LGBTQ agenda.
And this will not end with ORU. Other schools, from Catholic colleges and high schools to private Christians schools, will surely find themselves targeted for daring to believe in the Bible. Churches, hospitals, and any organization with a religious background will find itself forced to choose between “cancellation” and abandoning its principles.
This is one of the reasons why it is so important to defeat the so-called “Equality Act.” The bill is currently in the Senate and would create the legal justification that the leftist cancel mob needs to destroy religious freedom and enforce the LGBTQ agenda.
If we don’t shut down the cancel mob and put an end to the intolerance, we will see our freedoms chipped away to nothing.
For faith, family and freedom,
Rev. Bill and Dr. Deborah Owens