On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank talks about an article by Sarah Kramer titled, “A New Virginia Law Will Force This Photographer to Violate His Faith… So He’s Taking a Stand.” The convictions of the photographer, Chris Herring, have landed him in serious trouble in Virginia. Why? Because Virginia law requires him to celebrate same-sex weddings. Not only so, but Chris cannot use his website to explain why, without facing draconian penalties—monetary penalties that could quickly exceed a million dollars. As noted by Kramer, that’s a heavy price to pay for living out your faith. The reason Chris is taking this stand is that he rightly believes that no one should be unjustly forced to say something against their beliefs under threat of government punishment. For Chris, a clear conscience is far more significant than success or money. Chris’s stand for truth no matter the cost inspires all of us to continue on as cultural change agents rather than cultural conformists.
Hank also answers the following questions:
- What do you know about the book that’s titled, The Holy Scripture, which contains the Book of Jasher and the Book of Enoch?
- If the rapture and the second coming are two different events, wouldn’t the rapture be called the second coming and the second coming would be the third?
- Do you believe that the animals we loved will be in heaven with us?
- I’ve heard some Christian teachers say that Mary was 12 or 13 years old when she gave birth to Jesus, what do you think about that?