Standing up for beliefs in the face of group opposition is worth the effort, study shows

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  1. Judy says:

    At the beginning of the Tea Party movement, my husband and I attended one of their first meetings. It was very crowded, about 200 people, and there were some good speakers there. They opened with saluting the Flag and prayer. We had intended to join our local Tea Party.

    After the last speaker, a man went to the podium and stated, “We all know that the Jews have a lot to do with the demise of this country. We don’t allow Jews in this organization”.

    I think my jaw was laying on the floor. Suddenly, I found myself at the podium and asked to speak. I said, “You opened with prayer. Who were you praying to? Obviously you anti-Semitics are so ignorant that you don’t know that Jesus was a JEW! You are messed up in the head and I will not waste my time associating with haters like you. You are an embarrassment to this nation and real Conservative Christian Americans. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

    You could have heard a pin drop.

    I walked to the area where my husband was waiting for me and I heard a woman say as I passed, ‘Good, she is leaving!’ I turned and said, “When Jesus comes you will be on your own. I feel sorry for you.”

    My husband took ahold of my arm to guide me out of there. He probably got me out of there just in time. It could have turned ugly.

  2. Nancy says:

    And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption,to wit, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:23

    Please come my beloved I so long for you!!

  3. Dan.w says:

    My heroes are ones not afraid to stand for Jesus,like you sister Judy.God bless you …and everyone here who has counted the cost and not retreated or kept silent when the Lord prompted you to speak…Keep going…we are almost home.

    • Judy says:

      Thank you so much Brother Dan. The thing is, I wasn’t the least bit shy about standing for my Lord. How dare those people hold so much hate for Jews. I hope that at least one of those 200 people wake up and repent of their hate.

      Lol, sometimes the look on my husbands face when he knows that I am going to stand up and speak out; the look is funny. He knows how much I love Jesus. No matter what, I will always stand for Him!

  4. Dan.w says:

    With no regrets…period.