Authorities in the U.S. state of Rhode Island have banned a blind woman from a public park and library for speaking about her faith in Christ, her lawyers confirmed Wednesday.
In the legal complaint seen by Worthy News, Gail Blair, 63, said that she turned to the Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights after she was told to stay out of the Wilcox Park and the Westerly Public Library in the town Westerly.
I have heard of this man Charles Finney. Unlike Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield who preached the true real Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in the 1st Awakening of the 1700‚Äôs, with the true conversion of thousands, Charles Finney in the 19th century, brought decisionism as he adopted ‚ÄúNew Measures‚ÄĚ for gospel preaching, emphasising freewill, emotional appeals, the ‚Äúanxious bench‚ÄĚ, (the original form of the altar call), denied original sin, believed in Christian perfectionism, and taught the post millennial view that the Church must triumph in the world before Christ will come again.
I have understood that wherever he went and carried out his ‚Äúrevivals‚ÄĚ, (he had connections during his life with Baptist‚Äôs, Presbyterians and Congregationalists), there seems to have been a great hardness that descended in the area afterwards, and it has been very hard in those areas, even up until today, to establish good solid robust evangelical churches, but the liberal ‚Äúsocial justice‚ÄĚ type churches have often been powerful in these areas, and cults like Christian Science, universalism and ‚ÄúNew Thought‚ÄĚ have flourished in these areas.
I am sad to hear that these New England states, generally relatively rural I understand, and where the Puritan settlers had their original base in the early 16th century, have sadly now turned out to be so hostile to Christianity, and so full of liberalism, atheism and unbelief. May the Lord turn the people in these states back to faith in Him, and in His precious Word.
One has to consider local geographic differences. Rhode Island is a place where I was once stationed. Even back decades ago, a Christian shown brightly just walking down the street without even saying a word. This attack on Christians is not surprising. They have a low view of themselves, others, and the God who made and sustains them. May the Lord fill that "pothole" in the middle of the state with the light of Himself and every heart there with Himself. And if He wouldn't mind, pass me not O gentle Savior. Hear my humble cry as well.
I saw the You Tube video about this lady, featuring Gail herself, Ray Comfort, and a representative from the Christian legal firm, First Liberty dealing with her case amongst others.
I know a dear blind sister here in Britain who does exactly the same thing, but has not so far had any official interference or harassment.
In a country (USA), where millions of babies are butchered in the womb, where before the lockdown perverse characters went into public libraries with full protection of the police to corrupt the children with their ‚Äústories‚ÄĚ and behaviour, where huge marches took place every summer with folks parading their perversion and calling it pride, and now people riot and loot, police are withdrawn and politicians egg the rioters on, the local authorities have to pick on a godly blind Christian lady witness wing in a park and a library and ban her. Disgraceful!! May the Lord bless Gail, and her local church for their faithfulness.