#BoycottIndiana: Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and the End of Tolerance in America

Christians must stand together with all defenders of religious freedom before the full force of the federal government is turned against us.

The assault on Indiana for protecting religious freedom is an ominous tipping point, which could signal the end of religious liberty and social peace in America.

By John Zmirak Published on March 31, 2015

The expected Supreme Court decision imposing on 50 states an entirely new understanding of marriage, and the frenzy of hatred that gay activists have stoked against Indiana for trying to shelter religious believers from crippling lawsuits should wake us to a cold and stark reality: The age of tolerance in America is vanishing before your eyes. The question is how Christians and other people of faith and good will are going to respond.

Let’s break this down in stark and simple terms: Not only were gay activists willing to overturn an act of Congress (the Defense of Marriage Act) on spurious grounds; they also wish to force their libertine idea of marriage onto voters in each of the 50 states, voiding dozens of laws on an issue that has always rested with the states.

Not satisfied with that, these activists want the full force of the regulatory state to compel every single American to affirm and accept the delusion of same-sex “marriage,” under the same civil and criminal penalties that now forbid discrimination by race. A famous case was a 70-year-old Christian florist who declined to decorate a gay wedding, and was crushed by a successful lawsuit and the full force of the ACLU’s legal team. She was one of the Brave New Law’s first victims. She will be far from the last.

These activists use the power of city governments (as in San Francisco) to try to intimidate isolated Catholic schools into abandoning Christian teaching on sexual ethics. Such zealots corrupt the academic authorities who grant accreditation in order to financially cripple schools such as Gordon College that maintain Christian “morals” clauses as part of their hiring policies.

Those who defend the reality of marriage, including even unbelievers who defend freedom of religion and association, are not simply wrong — they are “bigots” and “haters” who deserve to be fined, boycotted and bankrupted; to lose their jobs like Brendan Eich, the ex-CEO of Mozilla, and face financial ruin — as Elton John hopes to break Dolce & Gabbana, and as Apple CEO Tim Cook hopes to break the entire State of Indiana. Politicians are joining in, with the Connecticut governor, and Seattle and San Francisco mayors, banning official travel to Indiana.

As Austin Ruse points out, states such as Indiana are not giving Christians a pass to broadly discriminate against gays. Such religious freedom laws “deal with the very narrow question of whether vendors can be forced by the state to participate in religious ceremonies that violate their own religious consciences.”

Given the fanatical response to a modest bill virtually identical to a federal law upheld by courts and bills on the books in twenty other states, how long before the call comes out for the “bigots” to be imprisoned? The First Amendment won’t protect us, if leaders like Hillary Clinton have their way; in public statements she followed President Obama in replacing the Constitution’s “free exercise” with “freedom of worship.”

The implicit message shouldn’t be missed: Say what you want in church for an hour every Sunday, but the rest of the week belongs to us. Your homophobic beliefs deserve no more protection than the religious use of peyote.

For Part II of this analysis, see Gay Totalitarianism and the Coming Persecution of Christians.

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  • Here’s a great MLK quote, John: “If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.” –Martin Luther King, Jr. More bold Christian quotes by King at https://stevesimms.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/bold-christian-quotes-from-martin-luther-king-jr-for-mlk-day/

  • RooforLife

    Remember when it was said that gay marriage would not affect us LIE

    Now they are using laws to force Christians to participate in their
    ‘marriages” next is going after the Churches. I guess when that happens
    many supposed Christians(ones that support homosexual lifestyle/ gay
    “marriage”) will boycott the Christian Churches that follow what God
    Word says about homosexuality & marriage outside of one man and one
    woman.

  • Daniel McCarthy

    Soon it will not be say what you want on Sundays. Soon speech will be regulated from the pulpit like it is in Canada.

  • mollysdad

    As the age of tolerance in America vanishes before your eyes, behold the resurgence of the Cathar heresy in its modern manifestation of sodomism. The Cathars had to be done away with, as they were enemies of the human race who would have destroyed civilization had they been allowed to exist even on equal terms.

  • Kent Roth

    Could
    the above picture be inflammatory? Now for a reality check, a group of
    evangelicals traveled to African Nations preaching intolerance towards
    gays. In one nation, a law imposing a life sentence for being gay was enacted at
    least one gay person burned alive.
    A Federal lawsuit was filed against one of the hate mongers when he
    returned to this country. His defense the concept being promoted by
    laws like the one enacted in Indiana which protect discrimination
    against gays under the guise of religious freedom. While no one is
    threatening to burn a Church down, a gay person was burned alive, that
    is reality.

    • MichaelGC

      Keep repeating and bleating the Big Lie — the time-tested tactic of power-seeking despots. What a good little tool you are.

      • Kent Roth

        Big lie? Scott Lively has a section in Wikipedia. I didn’t make it up. I recently posted: On my making common cause reference, I had in mind Scott Lively, who has called for the criminalization of “the public advocacy of homosexuality” as far back as 2007. Lively went to Uganda in 2012 with other evangelical ministers to stir up the natives
        warning of the threat homosexuals posed to Bible-based values. His
        conduct is alleged to have actively harmed and deprive other people of their rights resulting in persecution of a group. In August 2013, a
        federal judge rejected an attempt by the defense to dismiss the case
        against Lively based on the claim his conduct was protected by Religious Liberty.

        The Federal Judge ruled that the plaintiffs were on solid
        ground under international and federal law to proceed to trial. In
        effect, Lively is accused of creating a witch trial type situation in
        Africa resulting in at least one death. The goal of the group of haters he travels with is to form a ruling coalition of Right to Lifers, Anti-Gays and other Religious right groups in this Country and elsewhere.

        Don’t be fooled as to who the would be tyrants are in this debate on equal treatment under the law.

  • wordoftruthz

    Christians have to come together to speak to the present president to understand why what the usa is doing is wrong. Also in the next election to make sure we vote for only a true believer. That needs to be the foundation of our vote. This time we have to make sure, before we endorse any candidate. If we dont unify Satan is and will take over the nation.

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