The first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was their handiwork. Not to mention reforming child labor laws and a host of other things, ultimately helping usher in the Victorian Era of the 19th century.
It's increasingly unfashionable to be overtly “Christian” these days. However, where Christians are seen to be what we were meant by God to be — unembarrassed about our faith and unafraid to share it, but unified, loving individuals of salt and light to a troubled community — it becomes a lot harder to criticize those who are solving a community's toughest problems with a smile on our face.
One speaker at the conference announced a strategic plan to meet every need of children in foster care in this city over the next few years. This isn't a pipe dream. It's a plan being executed now. Stay tuned to hear more about “Count Me in 4 Kids.”
I suspect God heartily approves of this movement. Let's hear it for the Christian leaders!
Lane, a former Oklahoma County district attorney, is chairman of the state Human Services Commission and president of Salt and Light Leadership Training Inc.