Pastor Bell Explains to Local College Students Why He Supports Prop 30
Los Angeles City College | October 11, 2012
Good morning. My name is Ryan Bell. I am the pastor of the Hollywood Adventist Church and a clergy leader with LA Voice—a local affiliate of PICO California and the PICO National Network. Here in Los Angeles we represent 20 congregations working together for social justice in our communities.
As a pastor, I know that one of the most important obligations we have is to the most vulnerable members of our community. PICO and LA Voice have a history of standing with our community’s children when others would forget them or brush them aside. In my faith tradition we have a story of Jesus’ closest followers shooing away the children—assuming, I suppose, that Jesus wouldn’t want to be bothered. Jesus rebukes them and says, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”Click here to read the whole thing...