It seems that radical homosexuals in America are not satisfied with the victories they have won in recent years. Homosexual hate for Christians is nothing new and it seems they won’t be satisfied until Christian believers are ground to dust. The recent ruling against a Christian florist in Washington state is another example of the anti-Christian bias that is growing across the nation.
The story is a tired one. A homosexual couple targets a Christian establishment, knows they will be denied service for their so-called wedding, then they sue. Once the suit is filed a complicit liberal judicial system rules in favor of the poor aggrieved couple. Rinse, repeat, ad nauseam. The government’s position seems to indicate that the rights of the homosexual supersedes the rights of the Christian. Apparently if you own a business your liberty and conscience are automatically negated.
By creating special rights for non-deserving groups the government has jeopardized the rights of others. Prior to the advent of special status homosexuals could hold jobs, attend school, attend worship and participate in any legitimate activity. Yes, there were laws against sodomy and other sexual activity that was deemed deviant, although most of these laws were routinely ignored.
The Church’s crime was taking the unmistakably biblical position that homosexuality is a sin and will cause the practitioner to lose his soul in hell. Unfortunately, many were so vociferous in their denouncements that they came across as full of hate. Such is the frailty of human zeal. However, such denouncements do not nullify the basic biblical truth. The Church and Christian believers have every right to not only believe such behavior is sinful, but also to speak and write about that belief. Christians have the right to conscientiously refuse to be a part of what they believe is immoral regardless of the feelings of those they refuse.
The radical homosexuals goal is to forcefully crush the Christian’s right to conscience and belief. Criminalizing conscience is a more grievous offense that denying service. The offended couple can move on to another business for service, thus remedying their inconvenience. A violated conscience is not so easily healed and will haunt and condemn a person for a long time. It is the contention of this article that the Christian’s rights are far more damaged than the flower seeking couple. If the natural (God given) right to worship God according to one’s conscience continues to be criminalized Christians will increasingly be at odds with government. This seems to be the goal. This persecution of the Church will continue, there is no relief in sight.
Christians must stand for the truth no matter the consequence. This is not the time to compromise or quake in the presence of anti-Christian hate. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 ESV