Advancing Life and Liberty Through Action

I Used to Be One of Them

Oct 21, 2022

I can’t count how many people I’ve heard talk about the “separation of church and state,” a phrase that is not in the Constitution. And the number of people who say that pastors should only preach the gospel and not speak about “politics” cannot be counted. I would’ve been one of these people, but that changed in 1983 when I watched the documentary Assignment Life. Since then, I have educated pastors and others about the intersection of our faith and how it should shape the culture.

When I saw a first-trimester abortion and watched as the tiny baby’s body parts were reassembled on the stainless steel table, my world was rocked, and I couldn’t be silent any longer. God used that moment to redirect me to become a lawyer and then brought me to a position of speaking on an international platform!

Because I used to be where so many faith leaders and individuals are today, our organization is uniquely positioned to speak to them—to call them to become a powerful voice that our nation desperately needs to hear! And I need your help to spread the word.

We have created a one-of-a-kind resource with a booklet for quick reference points, and a DVD to educate pastors, nonprofit leaders and others of the RIGHT and their DUTY to SPEAK UP. This gives them a clear understanding of what “tax-exempt” status means and frees them from the bonds they think they are under. I already have these packets created, but I need the resources to ship and distribute these resources where they will make the most impact.

Your donation to LC Action will set them free, to exchange the muzzle for a megaphone. It is time for people of faith to call our nation back to repentance—even in the area of who we appoint as our elected agents! Sponsor as many Silence Is Not an Option packets as possible with a DVD and a pocket-size booklet. — Mat

There is no “separation” of our faith and the culture in the Bible. The Scriptures often contain God’s warning to the political leaders, to Israel and to nations who continued their political, cultural and spiritually bankrupt path.

The Bible is FULL of people of faith speaking truth to power. Just look at the prophets and the authorities to whom they spoke:

  • Moses to Pharaoh.

  • Samuel to King Saul.

  • Nathan and Gad to King David.

  • Elijah and Micaiah to King Ahab.

  • Zechariah to King Joash.

  • Micah to King Jotham.

  • Isaiah to King Hezekiah, Uzziah, and others.

  • Jeremiah and Zephaniah to King Josiah.

  • Daniel to both Israel and foreign kings.

  • Ezekiel to King Zedekiah.

  • And I could keep going with stories of leaders being held accountable.

Jesus Himself spoke with Nicodemus, who is described as “a ruler of the Jews,” and He confirmed His status as King of the Jews to Pontius Pilate, the “governor” of Rome’s Jewish region. Paul witnessed to the “whole Praetorian Guard,” the emperor’s personal guards and the highest level of their military. And on multiple occasions, Paul invoked his rights as a Roman citizen.

TIME IS SHORT. America urgently needs this resource to counteract the flood of misinformation.

That’s where you come in! I already have these Silence Is Not an Option products created, but I need the resources to get them in the hands of the right people to make the most impact.

I’m hoping to count on your help to sponsor as many Silence Is Not an Option packets as possible.

The Bible says, “Live as people who are free” (1 Pet. 2:15). But to maintain this freedom, we have to be involved in the affairs of our nation to ensure that local, state and national leaders never again restrict our freedom like we have recently experienced.

We MUST use our freedom to protect our freedom. We need people of faith to speak up and get involved now.

Our ministry has the names and addresses for tens of thousands of churches. To address this huge need, we created the Silence Is Not an Option packet. I personally explain what the law says, what has happened historically and examples of what actions pastors, churches and nonprofits can take in this upcoming election.

Your gift enables us to send Silence Is Not an Option packets that will have an immediate impact. Scores of pastors have told me that this valuable DVD and booklet set them free to speak on biblical values and encourage others to do so.

Help us put these into the hands of pastors and key leaders who need to know the truth that can transform our nation.

Please prayerfully consider becoming a monthly partner of LCA to enable us to proactively lead on this and many other critical battlefronts—or giving a one-time donation that our Challenge Grant will DOUBLE to help defray the expense of this campaign.

Thank you in advance, and may God bless our nation.

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. Help me get SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION into the hands of thousands of pastors and key leaders.

Then help us spread the word about this powerful opportunity by sharing our messages with your friends.


Clark, Steve. “Chart of Kings and Prophets.” Bible Pages, January 2015.

Niles, Randall. “Paul and the Praetorian Guard” Drive Thru History Adventures, November 22, 2018.