The Gay Agenda vs. Religious Freedom
A story broke yesterday that dropped my jaw and I am still trying to get it back in place. Todd Starnes, a Fox News contributor, wrote that the Hutchinson Human Relations Commission of Hutchinson, Kansas has proposed a very interesting mandate that flies in the face of religious freedom. This is what he wrote:
According to the Hutchinson Human Relations Commission, churches that rent out their buildings to the general public would not be allowed to discriminate ‘against a gay couple who want to rent the building for a party.’
Apparently, churches have discriminated against a tiny section of the population by not allowing their own buildings to be used for events against their religious beliefs. This story may seem very insignificant because it is one city in one state, but this story has enormous implications for the future of our country. The LGBT community has advocated for same-sex marriage for a while and has won in a few states and they have every right to advocate for their position. The problem is that this proposed mandate doesn’t only stand for the gay agenda but it diminishes religious freedom. Listen to the words of the spokesperson of the Hutchinson Human Relations Commission:
Meryl Dye, a spokesperson for the Human Relations Commission confirmed to Fox News that churches would be subjected to portions of the proposed law.
‘They would not be able to discriminate against gay and lesbian or transgender individuals,’ Dye said. ‘That type of protection parallels to what you find in race discrimination. If a church provides lodging or rents a facility they could not discriminate based on race. It’s along that kind of thinking.’
Do you see the blatantly fallacious comparison between race and sexual ‘orientation’? Prohibiting people of race to use church buildings for events has nothing to do with Christianity. However, homosexuality is sin according to Scripture. What this commission is doing is equating two things that are not the same. Race is something that people cannot choose, but people can choose to participate in homosexuality. Not only that, sexual orientation is a myth. There is little evidence for the “born gay” position. It is a popular mantra among pro-gay people but it is not scientifically founded, but that is not the real issue. The real issue is that these types of mandates eliminate religious freedom.
Religious groups have every right to control their property as they see fit. Religions are protected by the Constitution of the United States. When you take their rights away you are ripping up the Constitution. Here is the first amendment of the Constitution:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The government has no right to decide what a religion can and cannot believe. The government cannot prohibit the “free exercise” of a religious establishment, but that is what the commission in Kansas wants to do. They want to alter the words of the Constitution to fit their agenda. They want to impose their gay agenda on churches that believe homosexuality is sinful. They want to prohibit the “free exercise” of religious establishments because they think our view is wrong. Their problem isn’t with Christians. Their problem is with God and the U.S. Constitution.
This story is a real concern and you should be looking out for similar mandates coming to a city near you.
Thanks for reading.
- Is the Gay Agenda a Myth? (anotherchristianblog.org)
- Homosexuality and Pederasty…Are They Connected? (anotherchristianblog.org)
- Can Homosexuals Change? (anotherchristianblog.org)
- World Wide Gay Agenda (anotherchristianblog.org)
Posted on April 26, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Life and tagged Christianity, Culture, Freedom of religion, Homosexual agenda, homosexuality, LGBT, life, reformed theology. Bookmark the permalink. 44 Comments.