Outlawing conviction

Charles Colson points out how it is the “open minded” progressives who are in fact the ones who are more and more moving to censor those who dare to disagree with them.  What is happening in Washington, DC local government is just the latest example:

A few weeks ago the D.C. city council passed a bill legalizing same-sex “marriage,” and now Congress is reviewing it. If the law goes into effect, Catholic Charities will be in violation of it. Why? Because as a city contractor, Catholic Charities would be required to obey all city laws—including the same-sex “marriage” law.

That means that Catholic Charities would have to offer employment benefits to same-sex couples and place children with homosexual couples who want to adopt. In other words, it would be required to violate church teachings.

Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont, all of which have same-sex “marriage” laws, made exemptions for religious groups. D.C. could have, too, but its leaders chose not to. Why?

As Emily Esfahani Smith concludes in the Wall Street Journal, “In the conflict between gay rights and religious rights, the city favors gay rights.”

Or to put it another way, we are seeing a “clash of orthodoxies,” as Princeton scholar Robby George put it—a clash between the Judeo-Christian worldview, which honors God’s teachings about sexuality, marriage, and family, and a secular worldview, which does not. Nor will secular elites accept a “live and let live” policy; they are determined to force everyone, including Christians, to acknowledge the rightness of their views.

And we’re accused of trying to force our views on others?

We are beginning to see more and more the forcing of Christian conviction into the “private ghetto” where you can believe whatever you want, but you just aren’t allowed to actually practice it!  We have already seen it in Canada and now it is increasingly infiltrating the US.

See the rest of the article here.


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