…Ages, that is.
“When evil is called good, darkness is ushered into the land. And with the darkness comes a threat to our freedoms,” says Janet Porter, author of the Faith2Action documentary, The Criminalization of Christianity, as she walks into view in the darkness under a moonlit forest, the tree branches bare.
What is this evil, you might ask? The gays. It’s always the gays.
Conservative Christians are alleging all sorts of actions by the “gay agenda”, such as making it illegal for a business that has an owner who has Biblical principles from opening in specific locations. Mike Huckabee has this to say:
What kind of freedom of speech do we have, if a person who expresses a biblical viewpoint about marriage is told they can’t open their business in a location?”
Yes, there has been much controversy over wedding services providers refusing service to LGBT couples. Nowhere has anyone been told that if they have a Biblical viewpoint they cannot open their business. They have been told that they may not discriminate against customers based on sexual orientation. In turn, businesses have screamed loud and long about having the right to refuse service to anyone they see fit. It’s quite reminiscent of the days when businesses could refuse service to people based on the color of their skin.
In response to the upholding of non-discrimination laws some businesses have opted to shut their businesses down. Not really. They close their storefronts and then continue to operate out of their homes.
Another Conservative Christian pastor has this to say:
Listen, conservatives, it’s not that hard. No one is forcing homosexuality on you. The legalization of homosexual marriage in no way forces you to be homosexual. How is that so hard to comprehend? What you don’t seem to recognize is that what you want to do absolutely is forcing your lifestyle on others. If you get to dictate whether or not consenting adults can marry then it is you who is cramming your morality down the throats of those who do not agree with you.